Young Professionals Network Seattle at Hilton Seattle Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Lessons from the Oscars

Young Professionals Network Seattle at Hilton Seattle Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Lessons from the Oscars

  • Date(s): Thu, Feb 20, 2020
  • Time(s): 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Location: Hilton Seattle
  • Address: 1301 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $20 pre-paid ($25 as of 2/14)
  • Non-Members: $20 pre-paid ($25 as of 2/14)
  • Additional Information: Online registration is now closed. Please register at the door.
  • Questions: Contact Felisha Willis at 206-389-7263


Join YPN Seattle for a conversation about representation, sparked by the 2020 Oscar Awards. This year’s nominations show a notable lack of diversity in major awards: every Best Director nominee is male, and the Academy only nominated one person of color for any of the four acting awards.

This homogeneity is not new – and this problem is not unique to the Oscars. This month, our speakers will put a DEI lens to the Academy Awards, and we’ll talk about more meaningful representation, no matter what sector you work in.

We’ll discuss:
  • The factors that inhibit diversity
  • Barriers to change in the workplace
  • Potential solutions
Speakers Include:
  • DonYeta Villavaso-Madeden
    DonYeta Villavaso Madden
    Principal Consultant/Owner
    Lucy Yee Management Consultant
  • Kathleen Mullen
    Kathleen Mullen
    Interim Executive Director
    Three Dollar Cinema
About our Host
There is no better choice than the newly renovated Hilton Seattle! Whether your travels bring you to Seattle for business or pleasure, The Hilton Seattle is a sophisticated, high-rise hotel ideally located near Seattle's iconic attractions, the Washington State Convention Center, cruise ship terminals, and world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment!

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