Building a Community

of Diverse Global Leaders

March 2012
In This Issue
Class of 2012
Inclusion Fusion
Leadership Together
New Board Members
Alumni Spotlight

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2012 Calendar of Events


February 29-March 2

Leadership Navigation Kick-off


March 8-9

Puget Sound  Leadership Discovery 



March 22-23

Portland  Leadership Discovery Kick-off


June 8

Inclusion Fusion Benefit Dinner/Auction 


November 1

Puget Sound Graduation Celebration


November 8

Portland Graduation Celebration



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This year EDI celebrates its 19th year anniversary.  In the past decade, EDI has grown from one Leadership Discovery program to four, diversifying its market to include participants from the Asian Pacific Islander and Hispanic communities.  We also launched Leadership Navigation and expanded to the Portland market.  The class of 2012 has a total of 66 participants, representing 17 companies.


We have built a community of over 600 alumni who work in diverse markets. EDI has given a voice to multiethnic leaders who strive to make a difference in an increasingly interdependent global economy.  Our vision is to be a preeminent leadership institute that builds a dynamic community of diverse global leaders. 


Wallace Greene                                Starr Macdonald

Board President                                Executive Director

Class of 2012 Gets a Jumpstart!

 Jumpstart participants

EDI welcomed the Class of 2012 with a "jumpstart" event held at The Golf Club at Newcastle on Feb. 16. Read more

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

Inclusion Fusion

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

You are invited to EDI's 2012 "Inclusion Fusion™" a one-of-a-kind dinner and auction loaded with international flair. Be sure to reserve a table and enjoy culturally rich festivities with us! Register * Donate * Sponsor * Volunteer

Leadership Together Conference a Success!

On January 28th, EDI held its third Annual Leadership Together Conference, "Sharpening Your Leadership Edge." About 120 professionals attended. Many thanks to our corporate and community sponsors! Read more

EDI Welcomes Five New Board Members 

Five new members have joined EDI's board effective Jan 2012: Charlene GrinoldsSandy HedingtonVanna Novak, Mae Fujita Numata, and Sue TaokaRead more

Seattle Times  

Alumni Spotlight


Congratulations to EDI alumni Sandra Cho, Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Kelly Mason, Mae Numata and Chad Oishi

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