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August 2013
August Highlights
Alan's Column
Inclusion Fusion
Leadership Together
Alumni on the Move
Class Community Corner
2014 Scholarship
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Alan's Column


Hey everyone,

Ever wish you can attend just one day of culturally relevant leadership training and pick up a ton of information?  Have a friend who can benefit from this type of training? You're in luck, we have just what you are looking for...Read More


Annual Fundraiser - Inclusion Fusion Register Now - Limited Space! 

Inclusion Fusion 2013 will be held on September 5th at Sodo Park. There are just a few seats left, so make sure you register today! 


You won't want to miss out on the scrumptious appetizers made by our featured chefs:



  • Taichi Kitamura, Chiso & Sushi Kappo Tamura
  • Mutsuko Soma, Miyabi 45th


Here is a sneak peek of a few of our amazing auction/raffle items: 

  • Blue Nile Three-Stone Drop Diamond Pendent in 18k White Gold (1/2 ct. tw.) 
  • Holland America 10 Day Cruise 
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tickets  
Make sure you keep checking our Inclusion Fusion page for updates on auction items. If you would like to volunteer for the event, please contact Marci Nakano at marci@ediorg.org.

Save the Date: Leadership Together

On October 12th, EDI will be co sponsoring "Leadership Together" along with ACRS, Ascend, Group Health and other organizations. It will be held at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Please read Al's Column for more details.


If you would like to sponsor this event, please fill out this form.  

Alumni on the Move  
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  
Alex Roehrig, Hispanic Leadership Discovery, Class of 2012,  has been promoted to Level 4 Systems Engineer in Airline Support Engineering at The Boeing Company
"EDI helped me with this advancement by exposing me to applying emotional intelligence in my interactions with our customers and with my colleagues. This has increased my confidence as I lead teams to solve complex problems."
Erwin Onofre, Asian Leadership Discovery, Class of 2011,  has been promoted to Senior Financial Analyst supporting the Boeing Executives' flight operations at The Boeing Company       
  "My EDI experience as both a participant and co-chair has been truly invaluable for my career at Boeing.  It has instilled in me refined leadership, communication, and empathy skills.  The EDI community fuels my passion for continuous improvement, for which I am grateful for and will carry with me to Chicago."
If you have received a promotion/award or know of an Alumni who did, please email Rebecca at rebecca@ediorg.org

2013 Class Community Corner
One element of the EDI program that reinforces the learning around community involvement and team building is the completion of a community project for a non-profit agency whereby the participants can make a difference for a non-profit organization while practicing their skills in a safe learning environment.  


This year our classes our assisting over 10 non-profit organization in the Greater Puget Sound and Greater Portland area. This month we are featuring Kin On's Grandparent's Day Campaign:
$10K by Grandparents Day Campaign
$10K by Grandparents Day Campaign

The EDI team assisted Kin On with creating the Grandparent's day Campaign video which features some of our 2013 participants.  Click here to find out more information about the campaign and about how you can support it.

2014 Tateuchi Scholarship  
For the fifth year the Tateuchi Foundation will provide a scholarship to an emerging API leader who currently works for a nonprofit organization. The scholarship is for $3850 which will cover the full tuition for EDI's Discovery program.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

Check out our Job Board! 
Are you searching for a new job? We have brand new job postings every month. Check out our Job and Volunteer Listings section.
If you have a position opening that you would like to promote - Please email Rebecca at rebecca@ediorg.org


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