Community Engagement

At Zapproved, we use technology to better address our customers’ needs. We mitigate risk—streamlining workflows by automating processes, allowing corporate legal teams to have more agency, autonomy, and control.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Lunch Series

Our focus is to create an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, fostering conversations that help us grow collectively. To that end, we host a monthly lunch series featuring speakers addressing a variety of DE&I issues. The series is open to the public. If you wish to join an event, email us at dandi@zapproved.com.

Perry Eising (They/Them)

January 9 at Noon
“Decoding Density: Tech Spaces, Diversity, and the Marginalized Experience”

Regardless of who we are, we all know how alienating it can feel to walk into a setting where others we deem “like us” are nowhere to be found, or where there clearly seems to be a “lack of representation”. Regardless of our age, race, gender, body size, ability, or even clothing style, we all experience feeling left out at some point or another.What exactly makes this experience so challenging, and what motivates us to seek out spaces and create environments that help us feel less isolated? In this talk, I’ll dissect how the composition of people in space can be meaningful to us, and why it is so hard to truly create diverse environments, especially in the unique subculture of tech.

Photo by Kelly O - Anastacia-Renee Tolbert

Anastasia-Renee Tolbert

February 20, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
“Taking Action as an Ally”

Anastacia-Renee Tolbert is the Civic Poet of Seattle and former 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. She is the author of four books: Forget It, (v.), Answer (Me), and 26, and her poetry, prose and fiction have been published widely. Her talk will focus on taking action as an ally.

Learn more:

Ms. Muse: Anastacia-Reneé on Poems Living in the Body, What Women Writers Need and Raising a Fist

Upcoming Events

From career fairs to local tech events to charitable donations of time, we believe in being an active participant in our community.

Adopt-A-Neighbor

December The Adopt-A-Neighbor program enables businesses to provide gifts to in-need families this holiday season. We’re participating and so should you!

Get Hired Up!

January 10, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Attendees of this event at Planet Argon can meet with volunteers, including our own Keli Van Holde, for resume review, mock interviews, and networking.

3530 N. Vancouver Ave
Suite 300, Portland, OR