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April 2012
In This Issue
LEAP Report
Class of 2012 Kicks Off
Inclusion Fusion
EDI Survey
Alumni Spotlight

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2012 Calendar of Events


June 8

Inclusion Fusion Benefit Dinner/Auction 


November 1

Puget Sound Graduation Celebration


November 8

Portland Graduation Celebration



Leadership & Community Events 



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Asian and Pacific Islanders Hold only 2.4% of Fortune 500 Board Seats


Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) reveals the surprising results of its newest leadership series report on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) inclusion on Fortune 500 boards in 2011. The statistics shed light on the stark reality of the meager number of API leaders in the corporate world. Read More

Class of 2012 Kicks Off!

2012 Puget Sound Discovery  

EDI's Leadership Naviation Program kicked off February 29 - March 2 at Cedarbrook Lodge.  It was an enlightening, inspiring, thought-provoking and fun filled three days for the 14 participants.  


The Asian and Hispanic Leadership Discovery Programs kicked off in March with 51 participants (25 in Asian Discovery-Puget Sound, 17 in Asian Discovery-Portland and 9 in Hispanic Discovery).  Many thanks to all of our kick-off facilitators and speakers!  Read more

Inclusion Fusion: A Celebration of Friends, Food and Fun-Raising -Inclusion Fusion



Friday, June 8th at Sodo Park; $125 person

Registration is now open for EDI's annual fundraiser, Inclusion Fusion.  Purchase your tickets today - seats are going fast!  We're excited to feature Marta Vega, Chef/Owner of El Pil´┐Żn and Michael Posner, Private Chef/Owner of Mango y Papaya as our guest appetizer chefs this year. 

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Alumni Spotlight

Three new members have joined EDI's board effective April 2012: Chad Oishi, Gina Walker and Steve Shinoda

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We would like to include stories about your leadership successes and challenges.  Your testimonies will help unite our community while giving practical advice to colleages.  Submit your stories to edi@ediorg.org. Thanks in advance for your participation and for your voice!  

Seeking EDI mentors!
Interested in being a mentor?  NAAAP-Seattle and UW Asian Business Student Association are seeking mentors.  Deadline is April 16th.  Sign up to be mentor 

View more leadership/community events and opportunities on our Events Page