Susan Long-Walsh

Susan Long-Walsh has a different vision for the future.

An established entrepreneur, influencer, and thought leader, Long-Walsh works to help people engage in strategic planning for inclusion, equity, and diversity to bridge differences and connect more meaningfully. Inspired by her grandmother’s strength, who lived by her own rules, Long-Walsh believes every person should have an equal opportunity no matter how they look, live, or love.

At the core, she’s passionate about people. Long-Walsh thrives on creating connections and developing a sense of belonging for all in the workplace. Through her work in talent acquisition and retention, she’s shaped diversity and inclusion initiatives for top Northwest organizations such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Vulcan, Inc., and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  

After many years of helping companies and professionals across broad industries enact lasting change, she established Susan Long-Walsh and Associates, a Seattle-based consultancy that connects businesses to the resources, talent, and tools toward building a great workplace culture.

Outside of her professional work, Long-Walsh is active on the boards for StolenYouth and Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL). Her weakness? Marjorie restaurant (Donna Moodie’s) bread pudding.

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