Diversity Awards

2018 Diversity Awards

The Diversity Award program began in 2008 to recognize individuals or organizations that show exemplary insight and fortitude toward workplace diversity issues. Nominations are submitted for individuals, organizations or a group within an organization such as an Employee Resource Group, Diversity Council or Business Resource.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed.

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2018 Diversity Awards

The Diversity Award program began in 2008 to recognize individuals or organizations that show exemplary insight and fortitude toward workplace diversity issues. Nominations are submitted for individuals, organizations or a group within an organization such as an Employee Resource Group, Diversity Council or Business Resource.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed.

Award Categories

NEW IN 2018! Power the Future Award

This award is presented to honor an individual emerging as a leader making a significant impact around the future state of Workplace Inclusion from any position within their organization.

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Effectively leads from their current position by consistently demonstrating innovative, future forward, visionary thinking

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Rallies, engages and inspires others around imagining and investing in future state possibilities
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Leads by example demonstrating a commitment to bold exploration, risk taking, and learning from both failure and success
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Seeks new challenges and challenges others to continually work toward making a difference in the work/life experiences of present and future generations

Winds of Change Award

The Winds of Change Award goes to an individual, organization or group that:

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Has demonstrated sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace
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Has demonstrated sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace
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Has been a catalyst for change regarding workplace diversity and inclusion and/or has impacted change within an industry, organization or local community

Friend of the Forum

The Friend of the Forum Award goes to an individual who:

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Has demonstrated sustained support of The Forum
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Has made significant contributions to The Forum in time, talent, leadership, content, vision or financial support
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Has increased visibility or helped expand The Forum within the local community or throughout the United States
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Has expanded the focus of The Forum as a nationally recognized premier diversity conference

Past Diversity Award Winners

Winds of Change

  • US Business Leadership Network (2018), Frederick A. Miller (2018)
  • Department of Citywide Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity for the City of New York (2017), Michele Meyer-Shipp (2017)
  • CAIR MN (2016), Mary-Frances Winters (2016), J.T. (Ted) Childs Jr. (2016)
  • The Mayo Clinic’s LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) Employee Resource Group (2015), Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole (2015)
  • Stinson Leonard Street (2014), Ken Charles (2014)
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2013), Howard Ross (2013)
  • City of Brooklyn Park’s Human Rights Commission (2012), ConAgra Foods (2012), Emily King (2012) Chaplain John Morris (2011)
  • Dr. Reatha Clark King, (2010) Deb Dagit (2010)
  • Lee Butcher (2009), Ghafar Lakanwal (2009)
  • Richard (Dick) Gaskins (2008), Eric Watson (2008)

Friend of the Forum Award

  • Robby Gregg (2018)
  • Jordan Roberg (2017)
  • Dave Baker (2016)
  • Renee Pagano (2015)
  • Kurt Wiger (2014)
  • Elsa Batica (2013)
  • Lyle H. Iron Moccasin (2012) Sue Plaster (2011)
  • Jim Burnett (2010)
  • Syl Booth (2009)
  • Terri Ricci (2008)
  • Vivian Tanniehill (2008)

Power the Future

  • Joshua Love (2018)