An Entrepreneur Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Workshop

Thanks for joining us

August 11th starting @ 10:30a.m.

for a morning and afternoon of DEI workshops, lunch and entertainment.

As glocal business exposure grows and competition increases abroad, businesses including those within our community will increasingly need to collaborate to develop new and/or refine existing outreach strategies to better service an increasingly diverse community

As both global and local business exposure grows, our Seattle-area business communities and communities nationwide will increasingly need to collaborate to develop new outreach strategies to better serve an increasingly diverse community.

GLocal Outreach presents an educational opportunity to come together as a community to stay informed on important Diversity & Equity issues for businesses and entrepreneurs to work successfully in the Global society locally and to address increasing linguistic diversity among business owners and customers.

gLocal Outreach When:

August 11, 2018
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Program from 10:30 - 3:30
(including lunch)


Juanita Community Club
13027 100th Ave NE  Kirkland, WA 98034



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Dr. Larissa Chuprina, PhD

Founder and Executive Director, Culture and Positive Psychology Coach,PhD, Educational Psychology and Cultural Studies MA, Linguistics/TESOL Fulbright Alumna, Business and Educational Administration, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Professional interests: Cross-Cultural Adaptability, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Wellness

Dr. Chuprina holds an advanced degree in Education from the University of Tennessee with specialization in Educational Psychology and concentration in Adult Education and Cultural Studies.

She has been providing language and cultural services for more than 15 years in various capacities. She develops curriculum and leads trainings on cross-cultural communication and cultural sensitivity at the workplace.

She provides strategic guidance on outreach, marketing, and research campaigns to businesses and organizations how to work with linguistically and culturally diverse communities in the area. As a leader, she shares her vision and brings people together across cultures to achieve organizational goals.

As part of Inclusive Network with the City of Kirkland, she established relationship with educational community, local businesses, and corporations to build welcoming communities and bring cross-cultural understanding.


Professional Business Development: Cultural Sensitivity for Businesses and Organizations

The objective to discuss key concepts related to Cultural Sensitivity. Cultural sensitivity means that there is understanding that people may behave, think, or learn differently, based on their experience. By accepting the idea that there can be different ways of doing, people are able to shift perspectives to understand that the same “ordinary” behavior can have different meanings in different cultures. They may not agree or even like the differences they observe but they are interested in finding out and learning about another culture by approaching others with genuine interest and curiosity about how they experience the same situations.

Cultural sensitivity is an important component for administration for:

  • Developing and formulating clear policies
  • Committing to the culture of acceptance that helps integration
  • Supporting employee needs
  • Providing real-world diversity training
  • Expanding hiring practices and methods
  • Developing culturally appropriate methods of evaluation of performance
  • Supporting diverse customers

It is a necessary approach for Professional and personal development in the Global society.

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Dr. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, PhD

Professor and Dean of School of Business, University of Washington

Sandeep Krishnamurthy is the first Dean of the AACSB-accredited School of Business at University of Washington, Bothell. This role involves managing the School of Business as its chief academic, and, administrative officer, with primary responsibility for faculty, students, curriculum, budgets, and external engagement.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in marketing with a minor in Economics in 1996.


The Business Case for Diversity

Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez

CEO and Founder, BizDiversity

Samuel founded BizDiversity in 2012.


Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices

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Doug Rough


Doug is author of Do You Have ANY Safe Money?. For more information, please visit his website at


Financial and Cultural Wealth

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Estrella Chan, M.Ed in Higher Education and ESL

Founder, English Around the

Since 1990, Estrella Chan has been helping immigrant professionals improve their English fluency, presentation skills, and cultural transition skills.

She helps her clients feel confident using English in any situation, make presentations that appeal to their audience, and understand American values that help them advance in their career and feel comfortable in their new culture.

You can read more about her work on English Around the World.

Ms. Chan received her M.Ed. in Higher Education and ESL from the University of Washington.


Please bring specific situations you encounter regarding cultural diversity. Estrella will help you brainstorm for solutions.


Schedule Change - Harpist, Tamara Dobranic will be unable to attend as planned

10:30-10:45a.m. Registration/Networking
10:45-10:55a.m. Welcome BizDiversity Founder, Samuel Rodriguez/Sponsor Presentations
11:00-11:45a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, PhD
11:45-12:00p.m. Sponsor Presentations
12:00-1:00p.m. Lunch/Networking
1:00-1:40p.m. Workshop: Dr. Larissa Chuprina, PhD - Professional Business Development: Cultural Sensitivity for Businesses and Organizations
Workshop: Estrella Chan, MA Linguistics/TESOL - Answers your questions to specific cultural situations you encounter
1:45-2:00p.m. Body n Brain Yoga Tai Chi with Master Jo Hee, Reset your brain for Happiness
2:00-2:30p.m. Workshop: Doug Rough - Financial and Cultural Wealth
2:30-3:00p.m. Workshop: Samuel Rodriguez - Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices
3:00-3:15p.m. Body n Brain Yoga Tai Chi with Master Jo Hee, Reset your brain for Happiness
3:15-3:25p.m. Closing Announcements
3:30 p.m. Conclusion/Adjourn

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