This award is presented to a manager, human resources professional, or business owner from a small- to medium-sized business or corporation who strives for equality, diversity, and inclusion across all aspects of gender, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, and similar grounds. The nominee is a meritorious leader in the recruitment and retention of under-represented groups, with an emphasis on newcomers. Efforts include (but need not be limited to) the implementation of progressive policies and procedures, standards of inclusiveness within the organization, building cultural intelligence through training and orientation, and providing accommodations for culture, religion, gender, ability, and mental health.
Nominations are now closed. All four business diversity awards will be presented to the selected recipients at the Business Excellence Awards on October 17, 2018.