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Meet Our New Board Members: Darigold and Fortive

March 24th, 2022

We are excited to welcome two new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Joe Coote, CEO of Darigold and Olumide Soroye, President & CEO of Intelligent Operating Solutions at Fortive. Learn more about them below. Thank you to previous members Stan Ryan of Darigold and Barbara Hulit of Fortive for their leadership and work on the Roundtable. Joe Coote CEO, Darigold Joe Coote… Read more

Around the Table: JPMorgan Chase, Windermere, Puget Sound Energy, & more

March 18th, 2022

Funding efforts to increase Black homeownership JPMorgan Chase recently announced it will direct $1.95 million toward a Black homeownership initiative organized by Civic Commons that aims to add 1,500 Black homeowners in the Seattle area in the next five years. In addition, HomeSight is working with Windermere Real Estate, U.S. Bank, and others to offer a loan for Black/African American homebuyers in Washington… Read more

Around the Table: Bristol Myers Squibb, Weyerhaeuser, McKinstry, and more

February 16th, 2022

Partnering on scientific research Amazon has invested in a Science Hub partnership with UW, which will advance innovation in core robotics, artificial intelligence technologies, and their applications. Committing to equity Bristol Myers Squibb announced nearly $8 million in Health Equity grants to 24 U.S. nonprofit organizations that train and mobilize community health workers and patient navigators to improve healthcare access among medically underserved… Read more

Around the Table: Starbucks, Amazon, Windermere

January 18th, 2022

Advancing racial equity Starbucks committed to spending $1.5 billion with diverse suppliers by 2030 and announced the first recipients of its Community Resilience Fund to support small businesses and community development projects in BIPOC communities. In addition, the company will launch a mentorship program connecting BIPOC employees to senior leadership. Assisting with COVID testing Amazon will partner with the state to help deliver… Read more


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