Husky Leadership Initiative

Leadership Firesides

Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The Firesides are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership competence and confidence.

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Starbucks is dedicated to the development of student leaders and proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Leadership Firesides.


The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present:

 Leadership Firesides

Offered Winter 2017.
Register for GEN ST 391: Leadership Firesides for an opportunity to attend all 8 events for course credit.

Winter 2016 Leadership Firesides:

john kelly John Kelly
Strategist & Policy Advisor
deena pierott Deena Pierott
Change Agent & Entrepreneur
rob Rob Johnson
Councilmember & Community Advocate
connie so

Connie So
American Ethnic Studies Scholar & Educator


Geevy Thomas
Fashion Executive & Industry Leader
stanley herring Stanley Herring
Compassionate Caregiver & Advocate
aisha Aisha Fukushima
Educator & RAPtivist
leen kawas Leen Kawas
Biotech Trailblazer & Inventor


 Firesides Highlights

Get a glimpse of the inspiring leaders that have joined us for Leadership Firesides in the past by watching the clips below.


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