Around the Table: Wells Fargo, Boeing, Seattle Storm, & Bank of America

Recognized for leadership

Mary Knell, CEO of Pacific Northwest Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo & Co., was recently presented a distinguished leadership award at the University of Washington Foster School’s 29th Business Leadership Celebration, where she shared her career path and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Supporting education initiatives

A new program supported by Boeing prepares Washington State University Everett and Clemson University (South Carolina) students for careers in aerospace. The Seattle Storm and Pacific Science Center are partnering to ignite curiosity about STEM concepts in youth and fans of all ages.

Donating to WA nonprofits

This year, Bank of America has provided more than $2.6 million in grants to 54 nonprofits in Washington state, including grants to Jubilee Women’s Center and Pioneer Human Services.

Around the Table: Power 100 honorees, Microsoft, Bristol Myers Squibb, bp

PSBJ’s Power 100 list announced

Congratulations to the honorees of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2021 Power 100 list, which includes people who made a big bet this year, changed the public discourse, inspired or demanded meaningful community change, and/or were a force in their industry. Honorees include Brent Beardall, Phyllis Campbell, Craig Dawson, Stan Deal, Preston Feight, Ada Healey, Bill Hilf, Brad Jackson, Kevin Johnson, Gary Kaplan, Tod Leiweke, Dr. Tom Lynch, Margaret Meister, Ben Minicucci, Susan Mullaney, Erik Nordstrom, Julie Sandler, Michelle Seitz, Clay Siegall, John Stanton, Mark Tabbutt, Alisha Valavanis, and Geoff Wood.

Launching a cybersecurity jobs campaign

To address the cybersecurity workforce shortage, Microsoft is launching a four-year campaign to help fill 250,000 U.S. cybersecurity jobs by 2025. The campaign includes making curriculum free to all U.S. public community colleges, providing faculty training at 150 community colleges, and providing scholarships and resources to 25,000 students.

Improving equity in clinical trials

The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation recently announced the first group of physicians from across the U.S., including from Washington, selected for its Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program. Applications for future participants are now open. In addition, Seattle Business recently featured Dr. Teri Foy of Bristol Myers Squibb, who shared her experiences and advice after more than 25 years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry experience.

Improving energy efficiency

bp is investing almost $270 million in three projects at Cherry Point Refinery that will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and increase its renewable diesel production capability. The projects will create more than 300 local jobs over the next three years. Learn more here.