Advancing better leadership

Project Ascendance is grounded by an initial research study conducted by Artemis Connection on the racial and gender divide in leadership. Launched in 2016, Project Ascendance is an on-going research study on the racial and gender divide in leadership. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of why and how individuals ascend to high-level and management roles within their industry.

Through our ongoing research and collaborations, we are building a powerful body of knowledge and are identifying new ways for women and underrepresented minorities to advance in the workplace.


Interested in accessing our ongoing research and guides on pivotal moments? 

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Our vision is to make the Pacific Northwest a region where women and underrepresented minorities are able to participate in and contribute to our local economy and society in ways that are productive and meaningful to them. IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access.


PNW IDEA is a community of practice with a diverse range of participants in organizations who work together to spark innovative ideas and strategies that can make our workplaces more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible.


PNW takes a “grand rounds” approach in which a manager discusses a challenging “case” with peers and they dissect the case; ask questions and suggest strategies, building upon community expertise.

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We created a platform that supports nonprofits, K-12 and post secondary groups working towards IDEA goals in their fields by connecting them to volunteers and organizations offering volunteering as a benefit

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We organize year-round events, where community members can both learn and teach each other about D&I initiatives focused on changing the future.

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We connect non-profits and other businesses looking for venues to meet with unused, vacant spaces in nearby workplaces.

Looking to promote a diverse and inclusive culture in your organization?

Diverse teams in the right conditions will yield the most innovative solutions. Organizations that promote diverse and inclusive cultures have been proven to be high performing, agile, and much better positioned to attract and retain top talent. At Artemis Connection, we want to help make organizations better places to work. Let us help you assess where your organization is on its diversity and inclusion journey and identify areas for improvement.


Our Annual Summit was June 20, 2019 at University of Washington

We gathered for a day dedicated to the future of competition with talks and panels from experts across industries on how they’re preparing to stay ahead of the curve. Speakers shared their predictions for the future of work and real-world examples for how companies are implementing strategies to keep them competitive over the next 5-10 years as Gen Z enters the workforce. Check out the highlight reel here!


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead