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November 2013
November Highlights
Accepting 2014 Applications
EDI's Graduation Celebration
Alan's Column
Alumni Spotlight
Alumni on the Move
2014 Scholarship
Job Board
Research Study



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Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Programs 

Don't miss the deadline!

Applications for all EDI programs are due November 29, 2013.  There is limited space per program. 

Photos:  Annual Graduation Celebration 


On November 7th & November 14th, 78 Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation participants celebrated their eight-month journey during the Annual Graduation Celebration. 

Check out more photos from the event!  

 2013 Annual Graduation Celebration Photos 

Alan's Column


Graduation day for our 2013 class of 78 future leaders was held on November 7th for greater Portland and November 14th for Puget Sound. Both were wonderful events and attendance was great.  Portland had nearly 80 guests and Puget Sound had nearly 300 guests.  Check out...Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Erwin Onofre



"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."

-  John Wooden (former UCLA Basketball Coach)


As a fan of quotes by famous sports figures, business leaders and Vanna Novak, I believe this one best summarizes a fundamental principle which I strive to apply in my professional career at The Boeing Company, and life in general.  EDI has been an enabler for this quote.  As we celebrate 20 years of EDI, we must remember that Ted Yamamura's vision for EDI has come into fruition through his perseverance, inspiration and courage.  Through EDI, he was a role model for many change agents, including myself.  He truly has inspired me to pay it forward.  To summarize my EDI journey, I provide three... Read More

Alumni on the Move  
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  


Winnie Callough, Leadership Discovery - Portland, 
Class of 2013, has been promoted to the Senior Designer at Nike,Inc.    

"EDI has helped me realize how much my culture has defined me in the work place and has helped me start fresh in my new role by helping me redefine my personal brand and how others perceive me."


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

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


Seeking participants for a dissertation research study

The study is titled: A descriptive phenomenological study of racial minorities lived experiences of exclusion in the corporate workplace.
To qualify as a participant, you must:
  • self-identify as an African American, Latina/Latino, or Asian American
  • have experienced exclusion in the corporate workplace
  • be currently employed in a corporate workplace in Washington, Oregon, or California
  • be over 18 years old

Your participation is completely confidential and anonymous. You also may withdraw at any time.

Your participation involves a 60-minute recorded telephone interview in October at your convenience.You will receive a transcript copy to validate its accuracy based on the recording. No other person will have access to this recording or transcript and only a numeric coding will be used as an identifier; your name is not revealed or documented in the recording, transcript, analysis or findings. Results will only be reported as themes. Your participation has no foreseeable risks to you.

Please contact Tiffany Murray at 619-341-0901 or tmurray@tbmandassociates.com if you are interested and if you have any questions.

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