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Husky Leadership Initiative

Keynote Speaker: Holli Martinez

Sr. Director, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at T-Mobile


Holli is a passionate, life-time advocate for diversity and equality. In 2007 she launched The Martinez Fellows Program (formerly The Martinez Foundation) dedicated to the professional development and retention of teachers of color in Washington State’s Title 1 Schools. By 2012 the Martinez Fellows program had increased the diversity within the Seattle Public School teaching corps by 10%. Holli’s advocacy in diversity has been recognized by T-Mobile, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Commission of Hispanic Affairs, the University of Washington College of Education, University of Washington Bothell as a Distinguished Alumni, and the University of Washington’s Women’s Center.

Holli joined T-Mobile in February 2013 as the company’s first Director of Diversity & Inclusion. Holli is passionately committed to sustaining an inclusive workplace where ALL employees can thrive. Under her leadership T-Mobile has embraced D&I initiatives across the enterprise. Today, over 8,000 employees are actively engaged in 6 Employee Resource Groups and 30 local D&I Chapters across the country. T-Mobile has received the distinction of the Best Place to Work for the past three years from the Human Rights Campaign and most recently, Best Place to work for People with Disabilities. T-Mobile become widely recognized as the most diverse wireless carrier in the US.