Around the Table: Boeing, U.S. Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Bristol Myers Squibb, PNNL

Honoring AAPI Heritage Month

Boeing is highlighting how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have shaped the company’s history and its employee-led groups that promote pan-Asian culture and career development. An article details how three nonprofits, including Seattle Asian Art Museum, are using U.S. Bank funding to support AAPI communities.

Supporting minority-owned suppliers

Experts on supplier diversity from Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, and Verizon recently discussed the importance of minority supplier diversity, how to become certified, and their companies’ needs during a panel moderated by Phyllis Campbell, Chair of the Pacific Northwest at JPMorgan Chase. Learn more about the company’s supplier diversity network here. JPMorgan Chase also announced an $8 million philanthropic investment in expanding the Ascend network. The investment will support the UW Foster School of Business Consulting and Business Development Center’s efforts to support small businesses owned by people of color.

Contributing to vaccine equity

All in Washington, which some of our members sponsor, recently announced a third round of grant awards to community-based organizations to expand COVID-19 vaccine access and information.

Encouraging female students to pursue STEM

Teri Foy, Ph.D., senior vice president, Research and Early Development Immuno-Oncology and Cell Therapy at Bristol Myers Squibb, shares the company’s STEM initiatives in Seattle and the importance of breaking barriers for female scientists in this article.

Creating new materials

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) collaborated with Washington State University researchers to create a new material that can capture light energy, with potential applications in photovoltaics and bioimaging.

Around the Table: Boeing, Starbucks, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, & Vulcan

Celebrating STEM students

On April 29, more than 600 high school seniors across the U.S. – including 46 Washington students – were honored through a virtual STEM Signing Day ceremony, presented by Boeing. Learn more in this Partnership for Learning story.

Reports to the community

Boeing shares diversity, equity, and inclusion data and defines the company’s aspirations to address representation gaps and build a culture of inclusion in its 2021 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report. Starbucks details its progress toward advancing racial and social equity, becoming a resource-positive company, sourcing coffee responsibly, and more in its 2020 Global Environmental and Social Impact Report.  

Assisting with COVID-19 vaccination efforts

The Seattle Sounders will partner with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and the City of Seattle, with assistance from Lumen Field and First & Goal Inc., to offer COVID vaccinations to all eligible fans at home games.

Producing cancer-fighting cells

A recent article highlighted a Bristol Myers Squibb facility in Bothell that modifies the blood cells of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to locate and destroy cancer cells.

Protecting endangered species

Vulcan’s Machine Learning team partnered with SR3 to develop a tool to help researchers analyze large numbers of photos faster so they can provide health metrics for Southern Resident killer whales.