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September 2013
September Highlights
Remembering Ted Yamamura
Leadership Together
Inclusion Fusion
Alumni on the Move
2014 Scholarship
Job Board



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Remembering Ted Yamamura,
EDI Co-Founder

Leadership Together


Want to know what the key components are to becoming an excellent leader? Find all the answers at the 2013 Leadership Together conference. 


Keynote speaker Warren Furutani will knock your socks off. Trainers Vanna Novak, Stella O'Donnell, Dr. Sutapa Basu and our executive panelists, Chee Chew, JoAnne Kennedy, Raj Manhas and Nicholas Ong will inspire you. 


You will have four workshops to choose from: 

  • The Power of Public Speaking
  • The Art of Team Building
  • The Unique Challenges Facing Women Leaders
  • Prepare Yourself for Career Advancement
October 12, 2013
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98144 
Registration:  $50 by September 30th, $75 after September 30th.
*Space is limited to the first 100 people. 
Click here for more details about the session.  

Thank You for Supporting EDI's 2013 Inclusion Fusion! 
Thank you to all our loyal volunteers and very generous friends that came to our annual fundraiser, "Inclusion Fusion" on September 5th.  With the help of our corporate sponsors and guests we raised over $100,000. The funds will be directly used to support our programs. A special shout out goes to Inclusion Fusion committee chair and EDI co chair Char Grinolds for her tireless and outstanding leadership.  Read More

Alumni on the Move  
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  
Hang-Ping Chen, Asian Leadership Discovery, Class of 2008,  has been awarded the National Leadership Award at the 31st Annual National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) International Convention.  Press Release
Jiangping Gu, Asian Leadership Discovery - Portland, Current Participant,  has been promoted  to Steel Engineering Manager at PCC Structurals       
Bao Nguyen, Asian Leadership Discovery - Puget Sound,  Current Participant, has been voted on to the Board of Directors of the Viet Nam Scholarship Foundation (VNSF). 
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


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