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Around the Table: Microsoft, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, & Fred Hutch

October 13th, 2021

Urging state legislators to pass a transportation package Irene Plenefisch from Microsoft recently wrote about the importance of passing a state transportation revenue package soon to make needed infrastructure improvements. Supporting equity and inclusion Boeing recently presented a donation of $50,000 to the Black Future Co-op Fund, a cooperative philanthropy that aims to ignite Black generational health, wealth, and well-being across the state…. Read more

Around the Table: Comcast, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Seattle Kraken, & more

September 20th, 2021

Supporting small businesses owned by people of color Comcast joins regional chambers of commerce across the Central Puget Sound this week to announce Comcast Rise, a new program designed to support small businesses owed by people of color. Comcast Rise was created to invest in the success of these critical businesses by providing valuable and practical support through services such as consulting, media,… Read more

Around the Table: Mariners, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, & more

August 11th, 2021

Advancing racial equity efforts One year after announcing commitments to social justice and racial equity, a new impact report from the Seattle Mariners and Mariners Care documents progress and next steps. The report details efforts to diversify business partnerships, promote positive physical and mental health for BIPOC youth through grants to community organizations, advance equity through COVID-19 response and recovery, and more. Partnering… Read more

Around the Table: Boeing, KeyBank, Alaska Airlines, Kaiser Permanente, PEMCO, & more

July 27th, 2021

Making progress on diversity and inclusion goals Boeing and KeyBank were among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The list measured performance in metrics such as leadership accountability, talent programs, workplace practices, supplier diversity efforts, and corporate philanthropy. Planning to reach net zero emissions Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci spoke to Washington Post Live about the company’s plans to reach net zero emissions… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 months agoRT @kpwashington: Since 2014, we have worked w/ @YouthCareSEA to support youth experiencing homelessness and struggling to receive care, an…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 months agoRT @bmsnews: We earned 100 on the @DisabilityIN Disability Equality Index which recognizes companies that prioritize inclusion of people wi…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 months agoRT @PNNLab: We're proudly partnering with @AvistaUtilities on the innovative Spokane, Wash. #EcoDistrict project to reimagine the future of…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 months agoRT @fredhutch: “All four of our honorees — Michele, Kathy, April and Bev — are remarkable and have really made a terrific contributions to…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 months agoRT @BellevueChamber: As Covid recovery continues, how has the local, global, and national economy responded? Join @WAFDbank CEO, Brent Bear…