Holli Martinez :: Education / Diversity

  • Seattle, WA :: May 17, 2014 :: Benaroya Hall

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Holli’s Biography

Holli Martinez

Holli is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at T-Mobile and the Founder and President of The Martinez Foundation.


Holli provides enterprise leadership, strategy, and implementation of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and programs. She drives cross-functional business goals by bringing stakeholders together from all functions of the organization around D&I initiatives.

The Martinez Foundation

Holli and Edgar Martinez established The Martinez Foundation in 2008. The Foundation works with students and teachers of color from all socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Our mission: To prepare and support diverse and highly-qualified teachers who will raise expectations, accelerate learning and close the achievement gap by granting scholarships and promoting innovative social justice curriculum.

The Martinez Foundation is a public nonprofit organization, we are not a granting foundation. Martinez Fellows have the opportunity to create a more equitable learning environment in public classrooms, close the gap between disadvantage and achievement, and honor every student’s right to succeed in school—and life.

Holli’s awards:

T-Mobilizer Award from T-Mobile, November 2013
The highest award given to an employee at T-mobile exclusively by the CEO. The T-mobilizer is given to employees who have made exceptional contributions while bringing the T-mobile values and the brand to life.

Distinguished Service Award from the University of Washington College of Education, June 2013
The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor presented to an individual or group who has had a significant impact on the association, the award recognizes outstanding service or devotion to the UWAA or the University of Washington.

Distinguished Alumni Award University of Washington Bothell, June 2012
The UW Bothell Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have exhibited distinguished professional achievements and/or community service since graduation from the University of Washington Bothell.

Holli’s education:

Cornell University 2012 – 2013
Certificate of Strategic Human Resource Management

University of Washington 2012 
Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Administration

University of Washington Bothell 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Society, Ethics, Human Behavior, Magna Cum Laude