In-person & Virtual Programs in 2022!

Congratulations Washington Business Week 2021 Graduates!
Congratulations Washington Business Week 2021 Graduates!

BE A SPEAKER

Inspire the Leaders of Tomorrow – Be a Speaker

             Virtual & in-person opportunities are available.

Being a Washington Business Week speaker is a great way to make an impact on the future leaders of tomorrow. Share your experience and expertise with high school students who are eager to learn. Topics can range from entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, and team dynamics to brainstorming, ethics, fiscal responsibility, and more. Inspire students with your stories of success, teamwork, leadership, and lessons learned.

If speaking is your passion, come share it with the leaders of the future. Please fill out our Volunteer Form if you are interested in speaking to our students!  Being selected as a WBW speaker is a competitive process.  The WBW team looks forward to learning about you.

Our programs in 2022 are both in-person and virtual due to the ongoing pandemic.  Our virtual speakers will use Zoom to deliver their message to our students.  We recommend speakers be familiar with this platform and as interactive as possible. The in-person speakers will come to the campus of the University of Washington – Tacoma or Renton Technical College.

Questions? Please contact Andrea Keikkala, Executive Director with questions and/or to discuss this awesome volunteer opportunity.

A small sampling of our recent speakers:

Travis Daigle

Travis Daigle

Personal Ownership in the face of adversity is the most important skill in life.

STAN W. MCNAUGHTON

STAN W. MCNAUGHTON

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company
Clark Roberts

Clark Roberts

“Our accomplishments in life are not measured by our abilities or disabilities, but rather by our willingness to try” Clark Roberts

Cynthia Seidel

Cynthia Seidel

Owner, On Course College Consulting LLC

Zenovia Harris

Zenovia Harris

Overcoming Adversity – People on the Rise

Stephanie Nitsch

Stephanie Nitsch

Two-time UW admission reject, Freelance Writer in the mountain sports industry, and co-owner of Pallas Snowboards, Stephanie Nitsch talks about Failing Forward.  

Gayle Johnston

Gayle Johnston

Emotional Intelligence

Jedidiah Collins

Jedidiah Collins

Former NFL Player, turned financial guru teaches Financial Literacy.

For the time that I have been at Business Week I have grown as a person. From the motivational speakers I learned to engage in new and more activities, open my eyes to new people, ideas and education. Business Week has taught me to take advantage of my time and make the best of my day. Also to put effort and enthusiasm in all that I do.

– Evan Cervantes, Foster High School

WBW 2022 Camp Schedule is now live!

WBW is returning to in-person day program and offering virtual programs in 2022!