Volume 5, Issue 1

April 2016 Newsletter

"Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death." - Seth Godin

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IN THIS ISSUE:

#GIVEBIG ON MAY 3RDgive
"TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT!"
EDI's 2016 #GiveBIG Goal is $10,000!
#GiveBig is a special day of giving because all online contributions processed on May 3rd will be eligible for matching funds from The Seattle Foundation. The more money EDI raises, the more money we receive from them! This is a rare opportunity to "stretch" your dollars and support our professional leadership programs.

Can't wait until May 3rd to get your donation in? You can pledge your donation now through May 2nd and your gift will automatically process on May 3rd. It's that easy. Together we will continue to build a community of #DiverseGlobalLeaders.

ALUMNI ON THE MOVEalum
THEIR DISCOVERIES. THEIR STORY. THEIR ADVICE. 
GARGITT AU
CLASS OF 2014
"My friends and I have worked on developing a board game titled Betabotz for the better part of the past two years..."
ELAINE KITAMURA
CLASS OF 1996
"When I went through the EDI program in 1996, I was very fortunate to have many people who..."

MARCI'S COLUMNmarci
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FIRESIDE CHATS.
Above: At Kick-Off, the "bridge-building" activity was a great way for the class to bond with each other!


"Welcome to EDI's Class of 2016! In March we kicked off our Leadership Discovery and Navigation programs with 
64 participants. The photos and posts in  Twitter and  Facebook tell the story of this year's class. They are dynamic, motivated, ready for any challenge, and most importantly..."



API HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATIONapi
CELEBRATE CULTURE, HISTORY, & MUSIC.
Click here for the flyer.
RSVP to the  Facebook page.
We're less than a week away from celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. On May 1st, join us for a FAMILY-FRIENDLY, FREE, and of course, FUN event!

EDI alums are always giving back to their communities, and we're happy to announce  Kyle Theptee  & Marci Nakano will be co-emcees of the main event and  Joe Darza  and  Jody Fang  will be co-emcees of the Hum-Bow Eating Contest!

Tune into KKNW 1150AM today as Jody & Joe give details on the API Heritage Month Celebration!
Kyle Theptee, Class of 2014:
"This year's API event will set a new precedent with exciting performances and special guests you don't want to miss. Come mingle with me, your emcee, and meet your local API representatives from various communities."
Jody Fang, Class of 2015:  
"I'm excited to be a part of this year's API celebration event, and especially stoked to co-emcee the Hum Bow Eating contest. Come celebrate and learn something new about API heritage!"
Joe Darza, Class of 2014: 
"Come see local Seattle celebrities battle it out in the Northwest's Premier Hum-Bow Eating competition!"
VISIT EDI's BOOTH! We love seeing our alums! If you're interested in volunteering, contact Brittany at brittany@ediorg.org for more information.
COACHING CORNERcc
WORK TOWARD A GOAL. ASK FOR ADVICE.
Send in your professional and leadership questions to edi@ediorg.org and we will answer your questions in upcoming newsletters. Or post in our LinkedIn Group to keep the conversation going.
Q:  "Lately I've run into Asian colleagues that say they have obtained a "seat at the table" but they don't feel heard or that no one is listening. It sounds like progress is being made and there is some visibility, but how can we become part of the conversation?"

A:  "Seek input from others who have cultivated a strong and respected voice. Not only can you benefit from their experience, but there's a good chance you'll win them over as allies who will help to make sure your voice gets heard..."

SAVE-THE-DATESSave
MARK YOUR CALENDARS. CELEBRATE WITH EDI.
Inclusion Fusion - September 15th
Puget Sound Graduation - November 10th
Portland Graduation - November 17th
Thinking of pursuing a new path?
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