02/07/2018 News Release Feb. 8, 2018 Contact: Laura Mansfield 425-324-1100, firstname.lastname@example.org BOTHELL, Washington — For its fourth annual Equity and Inclusion Conference, the University of Washington Bothell features Ijeoma Oluo as this year’s keynote speaker. Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and editor at large at The Establishment, a media platform funded and run women. She was named one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine as one of the city’s strongest voices for social justice on economic, racial, sexual and gender issues. The conference, presented in partnership with T-Mobile, will be held Feb. 23 on the UW Bothell campus. Speakers will lead enrichment sessions and constructive conversations to challenge and explore ideas, build skills and advocate change. The conference includes the Create the Change student competition. Groups of UW Bothell students compete for up to $5,000 from T-Mobile to carry out a project in the areas of equity and inclusion. The winning group also receives mentoring from T-Mobile leaders. Registration and more information on the UW Bothell diversity website. About UW Bothell: UW Bothell provides access to an exceptional University of Washington education to students in a small campus environment that fosters student achievement. Offering more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.