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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

Around the Table: Avista, McKinstry, PNNL, Comcast, Slalom, Symetra, Windermere, & more

July 1st, 2021

Improving sustainability Avista, McKinstry, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are partners in a new Spokane development. The South Landing Eco-District is a model for sustainable buildings and a real-world demonstration of new building techniques, materials, and a sustainable shared energy model. Researchers at PNNL will deploy and test new building technologies and energy-management approaches involved in the Eco-District. Receiving recognition Congratulations to Comcast… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoNEW research: Why Washingtonians Value Credentials But Aren’t Completing Them ➡️https://t.co/SfaPnhM7CF #CredentialEssential #Pathto70 #WAedu #WAleg https://t.co/plFic7pkSN
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoIn their ongoing effort to increase representation across the workplace, @Microsoft is sharing their Global Diversity and Inclusion Report to provide transparency on their commitment to inclusion. Read more in our blog: https://t.co/2egoQ1gWPU https://t.co/WV9h8TtFwQ
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoIn our most recent blog, find out how Washington Roundtable member @BoeingWA is supporting student success at @WSUPullman - https://t.co/2egoQ1gWPU https://t.co/3CETIgniYn
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoRT @Part4Learning: Congratulations to @GreenRiverCC, which will partner with the local tech industry to create an "employer-guided capstone…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoNew data: just 28% of WA 8th graders have the math skills they need. The pandemic’s impact is on full display. WA must use the remaining $1B+ in one-time federal relief funds to provide direct support to students who need it most. https://t.co/Z7BP8o1rF6