Registered attendees will receive a link to view the livestream of the event on May 26, 2021.

1pm — Lunch With Leaders Session

Meet Cynethia Sims, Bechtel Controller Manager at the Hanford Virtification Plant and learn about her education and career journey into this stimulating STEM field.

1:45pm — Interview with Entrepreneurial Family

The Mosesly family from Tacoma, WA started a family business during quarantine by creating a new board game! “Success Factors” sparks family conversations around financial literacy, life planning, philanthropy, investing, and more. Meet young entrepreneurs Kaisean, Deanon, and Andre, and father Korbett!

2:15pm — Perspectives from Local Women Entrepreneurs

Join Artemis Connection CEO and Founder Christy Johnson and fellow female entrepreneurs as they discuss the unique experiences of being female founders, and how to be authentic in business. Christy will be joined by entrepreneurs Bella Sangar of Sri Bella Foods, Aubrey Armes of Awaken Your Greatness, and Tess Thomas of Emma’s BBQ.

3pm — The Rise of the Purpose Economy

Aaron Hurst, founder of the Taproot Foundation predicts that we are moving into the age of the “Purpose Economy,” which reshapes corporate behavior and self-expression in the workplace and creates new economic opportunities. JAWA President & CEO Natalie Vega O’Neil tests this theory with Aaron, Dan Price (Gravity Payments), and Christy Khoury (KPMG).

4:30 pm Laureate Ceremony

Celebrate with JA and Presenting Sponsor Delta Air Lines as we induct the seven inspiring Laureates into the JA Business Hall of Fame. We’ll learn about each Laureate’s impact on the business community told through interviews with each leader, as well as their colleagues, friends, and families. You’ll also hear from President & CEO Natalie Vega O’Neil on the future of JA of Washington.


Ticket includes your choice of the following post-event activities:

6pm: Magic Show

Join mind-blowing magician Jeff Evans for an interactive, virtual magic show! With just a deck of cards, a pen and piece of paper, you can following along and amaze even yourself.

6pm: Paint & Sip

Enjoy a no-experience-required art class — supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting! Activity comes up with wine or sparkling cider.

6pm: Beer Tasting

Join August Katzer, National Sales Director & Certified Cicerone of Elysian Brewing as you discover how to get the most out of your tasting experience. Whether you are just dabbling in craft beer or want to expand your knowledge of and appreciation of the drink, it’s worthwhile to understand more than just the style or type of beer you are drinking. Activity comes with beer and/or cider.

JA BizTown or JA Finance Park Program Offering

Access our popular JA BizTown® or JA Finance Park® programs (virtual or in-person) for the young learner in your life! These programs offer students the opportunity to experience life as an “adult” for a day, holding jobs, transacting money, and getting a real-life glimpse of financial responsibility.