Educating, Inspiring, and Impacting the Leaders of Tomorrow

Washington Business Week (WBW) creates a hands-on experiential environment to educate, empower and encourage a diverse population of high school students to recognize and achieve their potential. Business leaders, educators, high school students, and community volunteers teach and inspire one another to be responsible employees, employers and citizens.

WBW’s programs place high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. With the guidance of a mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge in college preparation, workplace readiness, and overall life success. If you’re a current high school student (grade 9-12), this is the place to ignite your potential.

Week-long residential programs are held at university and college campuses in the summer and focus on the areas of business, healthcare, and technology. Business Week programs are also offered in eleven states and internationally in Poland and Italy. In-school programs are offered in rural areas throughout Washington state during the academic year including Centralia, Aberdeen, Omak/Okanagan, Hoquiam, and Willapa. At each program, students undertake hands-on projects providing them the opportunity to operate a business and create a new product.

2023 WBW Annual Report

WBW 2023 Sponsorship Campaign

Financials and previous years’ annual reports can be found in our History. 

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Statement

WBW is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness.  We recognize that we’re not all the same and that is our greatest strength. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees, volunteers, mentors, and students. Each of us contributes to inclusion – we all have a role to play.  WBW draws on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think throughout Washington State and the world. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experience, knowledge, innovation, and self-expression shape our collective future and the next generation of leaders we are cultivating. Our culture is the result of our behaviors, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same.  We welcome and celebrate the unique contributions of culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Our inclusive culture inspires us to try new things, push boundaries, speak openly and be bold.


WBW will have in-person and virtual camps in 2024!

My enrollment in Washington Business Week allowed me to learn from proven leaders in the professional business world. Both programs have enhanced my skills as an effective communicator and quality producer through their competitive business formats. These experiences have proven my ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines while handling multiple priorities.

– Anthony Yun, WBW Participant, Intern, UW Operations & Supply Chain Management Student, Supplier Quality Intern, The Boeing Company


Washington Business Week provides a dynamic real-world, immersive business experience that builds confidence, sense of purpose, and leadership.

Vision Statement:
Washington Business Week unleashes passion for entrepreneurship and leadership, empowering business teams of tomorrow.