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NEW REPORT: Data and Research Document Persistent, Generational Impacts of Racial Inequity on Black Washingtonians

December 1st, 2020

SEATTLE – December 1, 2020 – Black Washingtonians and their families experience significant inequities across multiple facets of life; the effects of which compound over time and cross generations, according to a report released today. Challenge Seattle and Washington Roundtable, business associations whose member companies represent 300,000+ employees in Washington state, partnered with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to conduct the research. In response… Read more

Around the Table: JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permenante WA, Seahawks, Microsoft, & more

November 11th, 2020

Helping with Virtual Learning The Seahawks and Microsoft partnered to support digital equity and virtual learning at the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Microsoft donated 300 Surfaces, which the Seahawks delivered to the club this month. In addition, the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation donated new internet hotspots. Seahawks, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle Kraken, and state officials are part of the… Read more

Around the Table: Seahawks, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Comcast, & more

October 13th, 2020

Encouraging civic participation The Seattle Seahawks are urging voters in Washington and across the U.S. to register to vote, learn about candidates and ballot measures, and vote by November 3. Access voting resources and hear from Pete Carroll and players here. Starbucks is supporting its employees’ voter engagement this year by providing all U.S. partners with one free Lyft ride up to $75… Read more

Meet Our New Board Members: Amazon, Fred Hutch, Pugh Capital

October 6th, 2020

We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., President & Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute; Mary E. Pugh, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at Pugh Capital; and David Zapolsky, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Amazon. The three executives bring decades of collective experience and represent industries that are… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoThe #apprenticeship program from @amazon is exciting. It works w/ higher ed partners to get participants the education, training & prep needed to earn #credentials and certifications for in-demand positions. Check out the article attached:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @wsu: This is great news! @WSUEverett is partnering with @amazon's Career Choice program. Career Choice will provide @amazon employees w…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months ago“Washingtonians will need more education & training, not less, to prepare for the jobs that our state’s employers are creating,” says Roundtable pres. Steve Mullin. Find out how the WA College Grant can make college & career training a reality. ▶️[]
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @Part4Learning: New from Zillah HS Principal @JeffCharbonneau: WA state needs to allow more high school students to earn college credits…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 months agoLegislators are considering a bill that would open the door for schools to graduate students who lack core basic skills, leaving them ill-prepared to lead economically self-sufficient lives. Say no to HB 1308 as currently written. #waleg #waedu