Puget Sound law firms and departments partner with UW School of Law to advance diversity in the legal profession


SEATTLE — April 15, 2015 — The University of Washington (UW) School of Law, supported by a number of leading Puget Sound-area businesses and law firms, today announced the creation of the Gregoire Fellows program. Launching in spring of 2015, the program is an initiative to promote and enhance diversity at the UW School of Law and the Seattle region’s legal profession. It is initially supported by Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nintendo of America Inc., Seattle Genetics Inc., Starbucks Corp., Read more [...]

Apple Puts Up $50 Million to Increase Diversity in Tech Industry


It’s a big week for Apple. On Monday the iPhone-maker unveiled the latest addition to its ecosystem of devices, a smart watch whose price will range from $ 350 to $ 18,000. On Tuesday, the company kicks off its annual shareholders’ meeting in Cupertino, Calif. But there’s more. In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several non-profit organizations on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar Read more [...]

Has the game industry turned the corner on women and diversity? (interview)


Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6! After a year of going back to the Stone Age during the GamerGate controversy, the game industry made some progress last week in advancing the cause of women and diversity in the game business. Kate Edwards, executive director at the International Game Developers Association, is Read more [...]

Verizon’s Chief Talent and Diversity Officer Discusses What It Takes to Become a Successful Leader


Ever wonder what it takes to ascend the company ranks and become a strong, effective leader?  Magda Yrizarry, Verizon’s chief talent and diversity officer, works every day to identify and develop leaders, and took time this week to share her thoughts on leadership and career growth during Proud to be Latina’s EmPower Hour. Proud to be Latina is a personal and professional development network that educates, empowers and encourages Latinas to rise to their full potential. On a conference call Read more [...]

Honeywell Honored for Gender Diversity on its Board


The ability to foster diversity and teamwork at Honeywell makes our work environment more productive, more dynamic, and more positive. Due to the continued focus on diversity, Honeywell was recently recognized by two prominent organizations for the gender diversity of its Board of Directors. 2020 Women on Boards recognized Honeywell as a Winning Company for the year 2013. 2020 Women on Boards is a non-profit grassroots campaign committed to increasing the percentage of women who serve on public Read more [...]