JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.

The format for each session is a 15-minute presentation from the speaker, and 15 minutes for Q&A. Starting with our January 27 speaker, we will have a live American Sign Language interpreter. All recorded sessions are closed captioned.

Upcoming Speakers

Amelia Ransom
Senior Director, Engagement & Diversity
Avalara — a Seattle-based software company
January 27

Eric Cremers
President & CEO
Potlatch Deltic — a forest products company based in Spokane
February 3

Nabra Nelson
Director of Arts Engagement
Seattle Rep — Seattle’s premier theater for plays,
musicals, and community events
February 10

Tasleem Kachra
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
February 24

Past Speakers

Kevin Mather
President & CEO
Seattle Mariners

Jen Mueller
Mariners TV & Seahawks radio broadcaster

Ethan Stowell
Nationally renowned Seattle restaurateur & chef