Diversity is to business in the 2000s what globalization was to business in the 1980s and technology was in the 1990s. Diversity is becoming a major contributor to business competitiveness and the bottom line. Truly successful companies embrace diversity in leadership and in the workforce, serve diverse customers, and have a diverse supply chain.
The UW Foster School Business and Economic Development Center immerses MBA and undergraduate students in minority-owned, women-owned small business environments where they learn to be successful leaders in managing a multicultural work force and reaching a diverse customer base. Businesses flourish. Students learn to lead while making a difference.
Accelerate business growth and create jobs for Pacific Northwest tribes via paid summer internships.
Apply for financial aid and connect with African American and Latino-owned companies that seek to boost their competitiveness.
Serve on a board of directors for nonprofits that support communities of color and low-income families.