Leadership Fishbowl Speaker Series

Conversations with Leaders

The Leadership Fishbowl, hosted by the Comprehensive Leadership Program, features conversations with influential leaders in an intimate, interview-style setting. Fishbowls take place once per semester and provide students across campus the opportunity to hear from individuals that are creating change and sparking innovation across a broad range of industries - education, philanthropy, business, the arts, and more.  

Spring 2022 Fishbowl 

February 16th, 2022 | 6:00 pm | Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium & Zoom | Event Details & Zoom Link

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Sarah Haggard

CEO and Founder of Tribute

Sarah Haggard, CEO and founder of Tribute – a peer-to-peer mentorship app for the workplace that connects employees, through shared life experiences and stories. Haggard is a business leader who has led multiple start-up initiatives within her decade long career in product marketing at Microsoft, raising $40M to scale her last business. Her superpower is her ability to spot patterns, create high performing teams and activate the right people at the right time to deliver results. She founded her mentorship app, Tribute because she is “passionate about the power of human connection, and using storytelling as a means to find that connection.”

Join us on February 16, 2022 at 6pm PST in Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium and via Zoom to listen to Sarah Haggard and participate in a Q&A about her important work.

Recent Fishbowl Speakers

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Delores Alexander

Global Category Management Leader, Amazon

FALL 2021: Delores Alexander joined Amazon in September 2021 as Global Category Management Leader, where she serves an integral leadership role in driving key category strategies. This will include the implementation of standards to develop strategic planning and execute category plans for major indirect categories across the globe. Previously, Delores was the Vice President of Supplier Management for Boeing Global Services, where she provided leadership for managing the critical relationships with thousands of aerospace aftermarket suppliers. Delores obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and currently serves as the School of Leadership Studies Advisory Board Chair.

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Ben Sand

CEO, The Contingent and Author, A Kids Book about White Privilege

SPRING 2021: Ben Sand serves as CEO of The Contingent, a venture non-profit focused on sparking and holding initiatives to empower leaders and mobilize community for the common good. In 2008, Ben founded Portland Leadership Foundation (PLF), a faith-based community organizing organization, to both hold Act Six Leadership Scholarship program and incubate new initiatives in the city, which has grown into The Contingent. Ben also recently published a book, A Kids Book about White Privilege and is an aspiring leader in DEI and allyship work.


Regina Malveaux

Director, Washington State Women's Commission

FALL 2020: Regina has over 20 years of experience as a tenacious advocate for women and children as a non-profit executive, victim’s services provider, community leader and policy advocate. She has served as one Washington's nine inaugural Commissioners for the past two years, and in August of 2020, was appointed to Governor Jay Inslee’s cabinet as Director of the Washington State Women’s Commission.


Al Richmond

Executive Director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

FALL 2019: Al Richmond is a global leader in advocating for the increased role of communities in research. Richmond has played a significant role locally and internationally to advance community engagement in health research. He expanded CCPH’s engagement in research to include patient-centered approaches, funded through the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.


Ginger Ewing

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Terrain

SPRING 2019: Ginger Ewing is an arts advocate and organizer in Spokane, WA. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Terrain, an arts non-profit dedicated to creating community and economic opportunity for artists of the Inland Northwest, as well as a Spokane Arts Commissioner, a Washington State Arts Commissioner, and the former Curator for Cultural Literacy at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.


Scott Svenson

Co-Founder & CEO of MOD Super Fast Pizza

SPRING 2018: Scott Svenson is the co-founder and CEO of MOD Super Fast Pizza. MOD, which was the fastest growing restaurant chain in the US in 2015 (according to Technomic), is a culture-centric business inspired by a purpose of making positive social impact. As of January 2018, the company had more than 305 stores trading across the US and the UK. A Seattle native and a graduate with honours from Harvard University, Scott and his wife have established numerous successful companies, MOD Pizza being their most recent.