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Thank you for unlocking the future for Washington students!

With your help we reached our goal and raised $1 million dollars for Washington students for Washington jobs! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you November 12, 2020 at our sixth annual OpportunityTalks Breakfast.

WSOS is outcomes-driven! We are passionate about reducing barriers to higher education, strategic about supporting trade, health care and STEM students and focused on launching professionals ready to compete in our thriving innovation economy. We are driven by our commitment to a win-win-win solution for students, industry and Washington taxpayers. We are excited to once again partner with corporate builders, believers and doers in support of the next generation of STEM leaders in our state.

A million dollar morning

The OpportunityTalks Breakfast is the signature fundraiser of WSOS with a goal of raising $1 million annually. This free event draws 1,000 corporate decision makers and community leaders, elected officials and education partners. This year, we will once again fill the ballroom to capacity, celebrate Scholar success stories and inspire with an outstanding keynote address from internationally renowned keynote speaker Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals, Give & Take and Option B.


Adam Grant has been the top-rated professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for seven straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers and as one of Fortune's 40 under 40. He is the author of four New York Times bestselling books that have sold over two million copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B and Power Moves. His books have been named among the year's best by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, and praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell and Malala Yousafzai.

Adam is the host of WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast. His TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 18 million times. Learn more about Adam by visiting his website.

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Every amazing opportunity I was given started with a push in the right direction from a mentor. Every mentor helped me form the words that are, in the grand scheme of things, my life story."

Yarelly Gomez
Scholar Speaker
OpportunityTalks Breakfast 2018

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Learn how to become a champion for Washington students by joining our Executive Leadership Committee. 

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Share your organization's commitment to higher education access and equity by becoming a sponsor.

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Every donation is matched dollar-for-dollar by the state of Washington. Gifts of $250+ will be quadrupled.

Thank you

Cornerstone Partners

Presenting Partner


Leadership Partners

Inspiration Partners

Initiative Partners

Incentive Partners

  • AGC Biologics
  • BECU Foundation
  • City of Seattle
  • McKinstry
  • MultiCare Health System
  • New Tech Northwest
  • Northeastern University
  • Pier 70 Ventures
  • UW Bothell
  • Washington STEM
  • WTIA

Education Partners

  • CWU Foundation
  • Seattle Central College
  • UW College of Engineering
  • UW External Affairs
  • Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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