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Press Release: 2020 Forum Diversity Awards Now Open!

Sep 20, 2019


The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Diversity Awards

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — September 20, 2019 — The Forum on Workplace Inclusion (The Forum) announced it is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Forum on Workplace Inclusion annual conference Diversity Awards.

“Since 2008, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion has been recognizing champions in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space by presenting the Winds of Change award to exemplary individuals and organizations that go above and beyond in their efforts to create an inclusive workplace,” said Forum Executive Director Steve Humerickhouse.

A second award category was added two years ago.

“In 2018, The Forum created the Power the Future award to recognize and lift up new leadership,” he said. “Together these two awards call attention to the best work of DEI champions, advocates, and allies.”

Winners of the awards are recognized at The Forum’s annual conference main stage during the general sessions. Winners are also recognized on The Forum’s website and through communications to its large national and international network of professionals.

Watch a video of our 2019 Diversity Awards presentations 

Those looking to submit a nomination can access the submission form at The Power the Future Award is awarded to one individual while The Winds of Change Award is awarded to both one individual and an organization.

Nominations close November 1, 2019.

The Diversity Awards program is one of many components at The Forum’s annual conference – the largest workplace DEI conference in the USA. This year’s annual conference, themed Facing Forward, is scheduled for March 10-12, 2019 located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration opens December 2019. More information on the annual conference is available at

Since 2008, The Form’s Diversity Awards Program recognizes individuals or organizations showcasing exemplary insight and fortitude in the area of workplace diversity. Nominations are submitted for individuals, organizations, or a group within an organization such as an Employee Resource Group, Diversity Council, or Business Resource.

About The Forum

For over 31 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® – The Forum for short – has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow professional leadership and effectiveness skills in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by engaging people, advancing ideas, and igniting change.

The Forum expands mindsets, skill sets, and tool sets necessary for true workplace inclusion through our events and programs, our media platform and our flagship event – the annual conference.

Media Contact: Ender Göçmen
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
University of St. Thomas
Phone: (612) 373-5995
e-Mail: gocmen@augsburg.ed


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