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

May 5th, 2021

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… Read more

Around the Table: Retail Lockbox, Microsoft, Fred Hutch, PNNL, & Starbucks

April 20th, 2021

Sharing leadership advice Craig Dawson, President and CEO of Retail Lockbox, spoke on The Leadership Playbook podcast at Seattle University about how he is leveraging his experience as a Black business owner and leader at the Roundtable and Washington Employers for Racial Equity. Supporting COVID-19 efforts Microsoft is partnering with EvergreenHealth, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, and Public Health – Seattle & King… Read more

Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, McKinstry, Kaiser Permanente WA

April 8th, 2021

Addressing policy challenges Seattle Foundation recently participated, along with Challenge Seattle and United Way of King County, in a GeekWire virtual event centered on tackling public policy challenges during a COVID economy. Tony Mestres will step down as President and CEO of Seattle Foundation in May to begin his next professional chapter. During his time as President and CEO, Tony focused on advancing… Read more

Letter of Support for a 2021 State Transportation Funding Package

March 31st, 2021

The Washington Roundtable is among the 100 organizations representing business, labor, environment and transit advocates, and local governments that signed a March 29 letter urging state legislative leaders to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package this year. A bold infrastructure package that funds highways, bridges, and transit systems will support job creation and an equitable economic recovery in Washington state. Investing in transportation… Read more


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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoRT @bmsnews: Our colleague, Teri Foy, knows how important it is to engage students in science early on and to make girls and women aware of…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoRT @McKinstryCo: Everything that we do at McKinstry is in service of our vision to build a thriving planet. As a part of our #BuildingGood
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoRT @Kevin_Johnson: Since 2001, we've reported on our efforts to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. In our FY20 Impact repo…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoRT @Part4Learning: Congratulations to the talented WA students who celebrated taking a major step toward their STEM education & career goal…