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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 2018
Register for GEN ST 391: Leadership Firesides for an opportunity to attend all 8 events for course credit.

Winter 2018 speaker list is coming soon!

Winter 2017 Speakers:

 margaret January 12
Margaret Hoelzer
Olympic Swimmer
January 19
Linda Callecod
Seraphim Consulting
Jamie January 26
Jamie Stroble(Co-sponsored with Program on the Environment & UW Sustainability)Seattle Planning Commission
Twiss & Myer

February 2
Amanda Twiss & Ken Myer 

(Co-sponsored with CoMotion)

Entrepreneurs in Residence Panel


February 9
Richard Conlin
Richard Conlin & Associates
 February 16
John Richards
stanley herring February 23
Stanley Herring
UW Medicine, Seattle Seahawks & Mariners
March 2
Mike Fong
Seattle Mayor’s Office
  March 9
Jim Scholefield


 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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