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You are our hero for helping us raise $3260 on May 6th! With company matching and the portion of the "stretch" dollars from The Seattle Foundation we will reach $4500. We appreciate your generous support and for your commitment to help EDI succeed.
Ann (Antonette) Ayson, Leadership Navigation, Class of 2013,  has been promoted to 777 Interiors Engineering Senior Manager, Special Projects at The Boeing Company.


"The EDI Leadership Navigation Program has provided me with tools, information and a network to develop and understand my authentic leadership style and brand.  I have a deeper understanding of my cultural  influences, previous experiences and values. Having completed the Leadership Navigation Program recently, I have a renewed focus and drive to be an engaging leader who gets results because of trust and inclusion while maintaining a work-life balance. Thank you EDI program for such an enriching experience and connecting me with people...the speakers, EDI staff, coaches & leadership navigation participants."


Natasha Siores, Portland Leadership Discovery, Class of 2010,  has been promoted to Director, Regulatory Affairs & Revenue Requirement at PacifiCorp.


"The most important message that I picked up through EDI sessions and from my EDI mentors was that I needed to "get real" about deliberately managing my brand and my career.  I needed to overcome my natural aversion to self-promotion and staying out of the spotlight and instead become mindful of how my behaviors and communication style were being perceived by others.  It is no easy task to focus on the fact that your natural behaviors and beliefs may likely prevent you from getting what you want from your career.  But EDI helps you to recognize this and provides the tools and resources that you need to overcome your own barriers and leverage your natural skills to help you achieve a more rewarding personal and professional life.  A big thank you to my EDI family for giving me the boost I needed to take the next step in my career."


If you have received a promotion/award or know of an Alumni who did, please email Rebecca Dmello at rebecca@ediorg.org.



In April we introduced a new training topic, Personal Branding and Networking for Success and it is already paying dividends. Here are some examples:


Current participant Tran Meyers and 2013 alum Nicole Ngonevolalath attended a Rotary meeting with Marci and me  and had the opportunity to have lunch with Bill Gates Sr. The Hispanic class had a special invitation to attend the Cinco De Mayo reception at the Columbia Tower and met some of Seattle's movers and shakers including the Governor and County Executive.  Those that were able to attend included....Read More

Thank you Dawn Angelo, CEO of American Red Cross for letting our API Discovery program use your conference room for our May training session.

Community Volunteer Loann Tang with Nicole Ngonevolalath, class of 2013 at API Heritage Month Celebration
As Al mentioned in his column, participants and alumni began creating lasting impressions in the community by participanting in multiple events! They are using these events as an opportunity to practice their personal branding and networking skills that they learned in their training sessions. Here are some photos of them in action! 



Andrea Cortes-Beltran, class of 2013, was recognized in NW Asian Weekly's Women of Color Luncheon as a Rising Star.

Marci Nakano, class of 2005, did a spectacular job as the emcee for the event!

Mexican Consulate Seattle Eduardo Bacca (Right) with EDI participant Alexander Flores (Left) at Cinco de Mayo Event


Doreen Ramsuta, class of 2013, interviewing Mayor Ed Murray during the Hum Bow Eating Contest at API Heritage Month Celebration


Are you searching for a new job? 

We have brand new job postings every month! 


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If you have a position opening that you would like to promote - Please email Rebecca Dmello at rebecca@ediorg.org



Red Winged Leadership Award Event

When: Thursday, June 7th, 2014, 5-8 p.m. 
Where: Campion Ballroom, Seattle University 
Cost: Individual tickets are $50 each, Table Sponsorship is $500 for a table includes tickets for 7 guests and allows SU students to attend the event. 
Donations: Donations may be matched via corporate programs by your employer



  • Inclusion Fusion - Sept 5th 
  • Puget Sound Graduation - Nov 13th
  • Portland Graduation - Nov 20th 
*email edi@ediorg.org if you are interested in joining the Inclusion Fusion planning committee.  


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