ACT-W: Achieving Equity

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy

Throughout our years of bringing career-advancing workshops and engaging talks to technical women and allies at our ACT-W Conferences across the country, we’ve continuously heard stories of barriers that continue to block their success. We also hear from company executives that achieving measurable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) results can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

By far, one of the most common pain points we hear is that companies and individuals want to do the right thing, but they feel stuck.

That’s why we created ACT-W: Achieving Equity. This summer, we’re bringing together the brightest thinkers–and most importantly–the greatest doers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help you make change happen.

ACT-W: Achieving Equity is a boutique event that provides action-oriented training and deep discussions to level up diversity initiatives and better enact real, measurable change. Achieving Equity is built for DEI professionals, managers, recruiters, community leaders, and allies–all people actively working to create change in their company or community–and takes an actionable approach to DEI.

Join us on June 26-27th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon!

Register for ACT-W: Achieving Equity

The Achieving Equity Experience

What to Expect

You’ll leave equipped with strategies you can implement right away as well as invaluable tools and best practices proven to make change happen in both large and small organizations. You’ll connect with like-minded industry professionals with a passion for creating thriving, equity-based workplaces.

Most importantly, you’ll feel inspired and re-invigorated to continue creating cultures that embraces inclusivity and diversity at all levels.

Event Offerings

  • Deep discussions on topics such as “Best Practices to Create Intersectional Women ERGs,” and “Is It Getting Better? A View Into the State of University STEM Departments”
  • Specialized workshops that take your knowledge deeper
  • Built-in opportunities to grow your network of supportive and committed professionals
  • Practical actions and strategies to create short and long term culture change
  • Optional DEI Certification (1-day, limited space workshop)


Wednesday, June 26

8:00 AM: Registration and coffee, breakfast
8:30 AM: DEI Certification Workshop starts; Welcome and Keynote
9:30 AM: Lightning talks
10:00 AM: Sessions
12:00 PM: Networking Lunch
1:00 PM: Sessions
5:00 PM: DEI Certification Workshop ends; Hosted Happy Hour

Thursday, June 27

8:30 AM: Check-In & Breakfast
9:00 AM: Keynote
9:30 AM: Sessions
12:00 PM: Networking Lunch
1:00 PM: Sessions
5:00 PM: Closing keynote
5:30 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour for ACT-W National Conference

Who Should Attend

Join us in beautiful Portland, Oregon for ACT-W: Achieving Equity

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway St.
Portland, Oregon 97201-3256

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