Upcoming Global Washington Events

Global Washington hosts numerous trainings and educational events each month, ranging from small workshops on topics like communications, fundraising and nonprofit management, to larger speaker events, to VIP events with policymakers. Additionally, our annual conference convenes the international development community on the west coast, including top NGO practitioners, CSR business executives, research experts, philanthropists and others working on global issues.

Upcoming Events

July 19: Careers in International Development


Event Description

Global development professionals to speak about their career paths and provide tips for interns and students interested in international development. This event co-hosted by Global Washington and Landesa.

Panelists:

Jodi-Ann Burey
Health Systems Associate
VillageReach

Jodi-Ann Burey supports the design, implementation, and business development for VillageReach’s global health innovations. She also serves as Co-Chair for the Seattle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice. Jodi-Ann holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Boston College.

Andie Long
Director of Communications and Marketing
Global Washington

Andie Long has spent 15 years providing strategic communications support for organizations in global development, finance, technology and healthcare. Prior to joining Global WA, Andie served as Senior Communications Officer at Mercy Corps for over five years, where she led communications campaigns to heighten the organization’s profile and advance fundraising and advocacy goals. Before Mercy Corps, Andie spent nine years at Waggener Edstrom, a leading strategic communications firm, where she managed media campaigns for bioscience and healthcare companies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Carleton College, as well as a Certificate in Game Design from the University of Washington.

Heidi Peterson
Executive Director
Mobility Outreach International

Heidi’s experience over the past 20 years has focused on serving many large, international nongovernmental (INGO), multilateral, and philanthropic organizations. She is a proven innovator and versatile leader, and possesses a deep understanding of the dynamics of the health sector. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boise State University, and an M.P.A. from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. She became the Executive Director of Mobility Outreach International (MOi) in 2017. Her prior experience while based in San Francisco, Seattle and New Delhi India includes working with JDRF, PATH, Room to Read, CARE INDIA, CARE USA, Global Partnerships, Washington Works and United Way.

MODERATOR

Melissa Merritt

Melissa Merritt
Vice President, Executive Search
Waldron

Melissa joined Waldron in 2008 and oversees service design and delivery, client relationship management, and executive searches with key foundations, start-up social enterprises, and NGOs. Prior to Waldron, Melissa spent nearly 20 years living and working in London, Paris, Hong Kong, and New York. She consulted with senior international executives transitioning to the U.S. with companies such as Microsoft and Russell Investments, and she spent 10 years leading international searches at Bird & Co, an executive search firm in London. Prior to Bird & Co, Melissa worked in the private sector as an international account director at multinational ad agencies representing global brands. She began her career working in New York and West Africa as a communications manager and program officer for a small NGO. Melissa holds a BA in French and Business from the University of Colorado.

Who:
Everyone

When:
Wednesday, July 19 // 3:00pm – 5:00pm

3:00pm – 4:30pm: Program
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Reception

Where:
GlobalWA Event Space
Westlake Tower
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Price:
Free – space is limited

REGISTER NOW


Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Global Washington Event Space

Date:
2017-07-19

Time:
3pm - 5pm

Address:
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle WA 98101

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

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July 27: Serving Global Populations


Event Description

The mission of the DEI CoP is to foster greater diversity, equity and inclusion practices among local non-profit, private and public sector professionals and community members located in the Greater Seattle area through shared best practices and strong collaboration.

What does it mean to work cross-culturally? How can best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace help professionals grow and, in turn, propel our core organizational goals? How can we practice equity in how we engage with staff, partners, and vendors in other countries?

Professionals in the private, public and non-profit sectors increasingly work within and across diverse geographies, requiring robust tools to help them navigate changing cultural contexts. Dr. Raabya Rossenkhan’s experiences underscores the importance of diversity and cultural humility in serving global communities. During her talk, Dr. Rossenkhan hopes to engage the audience with intricate narratives of the successes and challenges along her journey, providing critical cross-sectoral tools to advancing equity at the workplace— from our labs to office lunchrooms.

Speaker:

Dr. Raabya Rossenkhan (MSc., PhD)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Fred Hutch

Raabya is a virologist and her research at Fred Hutch builds on her expertise studying early HIV-1 infection. Working with world class researchers in VIDD, her primary research, funded by the Gates foundation, involves better estimating the time of HIV-1 infection towards improved vaccine efficacy assessment. She began her career in HIV research through a collaboration between the University of Botswana, Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership and Harvard School of Public Health in 2003.

Raabya hopes to engage her audience with intricate narratives of the successes and challenges along her journey and contributions from Gaborone to Boston and Seattle. Her research interests reflect a discernible passion for translating science into the needs of the community that she serves.

When:
Thursday, July 27 // 3:00pm – 5:00pm

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Registration, Networking and Reception
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Program

Where:
Fred Hutch Campus – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Price:
Free

INVITE ONLY


Event Details

Who:
Invite Only

Where:
Fred Hutch Campus - Pelton Auditorium

Date:
2017-07-27

Time:
3pm - 5pm

Address:
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle WA 98109

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

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Nov 29: GlobalWA Annual Conference – Renewing Global Leadership


Event Description

Some see our increasing global interdependence as a necessary driver of economic growth, peace, and stability. For others, however, it is a source of increased conflict, economic inequality and social strife. What type of leadership is called for? What are the roles of international non-profits, global companies, leading academic institutes, philanthropists and our U.S. government?

With this year’s conference theme Renewing Global Leadership, the conference will examine these questions from a multi-stakeholder approach and a common vision of creating a more equitable, healthy, and prosperous world. Conference sessions will highlight the economic, political and cultural impact of globalization, as well as the growing need for global leaders to adapt to an evolving global order.

Who:
Everyone

When:
Wednesday, November 29 // 8:00am – 5:00pm

Where:
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

Price:
Early Bird Price: $150 (members) // $250 (non-members)
Email pratima@globalwa.org for member discount code.

Regular price: $250 (members) // $350 (non-members)

Early Bird Ends Friday, August 18.

REGISTER NOW


Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Date:
2017-11-29

Time:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Address:
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle WA 98121

Cost:
Members: $150
Non-Members: $250

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