Husky Leadership Initiative

Leadership Firesides

Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

Leadership Firesides session

Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The Firesides are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership competence and confidence.

The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present:

2019 Leadership Firesides: Building bridges

January 17-March 14, Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 134, UW Career & Internship Center*

Learn about the 2019 speakers here.

*The March 14, Fireside will take place at Othello-UW Commons in southeast Seattle, 4200 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118. This UW space is situated adjacent the Othello Station on Link Light Rail. Use UW Husky Card to access the light rail.

Firesides Highlights

Get a glimpse of the inspiring leaders that have joined us for Leadership Firesides in the past by listening to audio clips from the 2018 Firesides or view videos of previous Fireside speakers.

Hear inspiration through audio from the 2018 Firesides here

Do you have suggestions for Fireside speakers? Please tell us by emailing

Starbucks Siren

Starbucks is dedicated to the development of student leaders and proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Leadership Firesides.