Scout Savvy helps women find tech jobs

Founder Kathryn Brown aims to connect women job seekers with Portland tech firms.

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To get the business off the ground, Brown is starting by targeting the two-dozen Portland companies that have signed on to the Portland Diversity Pledge as well as organizations such as Women Who Code Portland and PDX Women in Tech.

‘The inspiration for the model was a conversation with hiring managers that are looking for more women in the hiring pipeline but they get one female resume for every 20 guys. And they don’t have the time and bandwidth to get to all the meetups,’ she said. ‘I go to the meetups and the view in the community is ‘we are here, why can’t you see us?’’

(READ MORE: Portland Business Journal)

Only 33 percent of tech workers in Portland are women, according to Street Roots.

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