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 October 2013
October Highlights
EDI's Graduation Celebration
Alan's Column
Accepting 2014 Applications
Alumni on the Move
2014 Scholarship
Job Board



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Congratulations Class of 2013! 


Our 78 Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation participants have been on a transformational eight-month journey and now it's time to celebrate their accomplishments. Come cheer them on at our Graduation Celebrations!

20th Annual Puget Sound Graduation Celebration 

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 
  • Hilton Bellevue, Grand Ballroom 
  • 300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98004 

6th Annual Portland Graduation Celebration

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013 
  • Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
  • 319 SW Pine Street, Portland, OR 97212


Join us in celebrating our
20th Anniversary! 
Meet the graduates and reconnect with 
alumni & 

Alan's Column


For 78 EDI participants, it's the end of their journey with their program but not with EDI. I know they will stay involved with us and I hope they all know that they can call us anytime. The class of 2013 will be graduating on November 7th, for our Greater Portland participants and on November 14th for our Greater Seattle group. Please join us for one or both of our graduations! This is your personal invitation... Read More 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Programs 

"The EDI experience has empowered me to trust my instincts and listen to my inner voice, to be more apt to speak up and speak out, and to have the confidence to take risks and learn from my failures

-Alisa Yannello, HR Strategic Business Partner, Bonneville Power Administration

Like Alisa and the 700+ EDI Alumni jump start your career and get the edge now!   Applications for all EDI programs are due November 29, 2013.  There is limited space per program. Click to APPLY
Information Forums:    If you want to learn more about EDI and our 2014 Leadership Discovery & Leadership Navigation Programs make sure to attend our Orientation Sessions! Email edi@ediorg.org for details about the Information Forums.

Alumni on the Move  
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  


Keiko Abe, Leadership Navigation, 
Class of 2008, is now the Emerging Markets DTC Digital Commerce Director at Nike,Inc.     

"Specific to the role I just accepted in Emerging Markets, EDI deepened my understanding of cultural values and the influences they can have on our values and ultimately our behaviors. They are so deeply ingrained that we are many times unaware they are a driving force behind our behaviors and actions. In the Emerging Markets I am working with teams from Brazil to Korea so the importance of cultural sensitivity is key and EDI helped me understand the importance of respecting that."



Marci Nakano, Asian Leadership Discovery - Puget Sound,  Class of 2005, became a member of the Rotary Club of Seattle. 
"For me, joining Seattle Rotary is a way to practice all those lessons we learn from EDI - stretch outside your comfort zone,  grow your network and give back to the community.  What an amazing opportunity that we as EDI alums have to join the largest Rotary in the world.  I invite other EDI alums to come join me at a meeting!"  


Leakhena Tan, Asian Leadership Discovery, Current Participant,  has been promoted to Finance and Planning Manager for the 737 program at The Boeing Company.   

"EDI helped with the advancement by providing me with the tools needed to help me build my confidence and prepare me to be an effective leader. It gave me the courage to step up and into the leadership role."

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


Upcoming Community Events 


  • NSHMBA's Career Management Event
Have an event you would like to promote?  Please email details to Rebecca at rebecca@ediorg.org.

2013 Leadership Together Photos
On October 12, EDI with ACRS and our sponsors hosted our leadership together conference. The conference was held at ACRS and was attended by over 100 aspiring and current leaders. Click here for the photos.

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