The Diversity Workforce Coalition (DWC) and the NH Health & Equity Partnership will soon accept applications for the Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. The award recognizes outstanding efforts of organizations that actively engage in promoting and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. All organizations across the corporate, government, community, and not-for-profit sectors are eligible for nomination.
“There is tremendous value to organizations that have created a workplace where everyone feels welcomed and accepted, and has the ability to share their thoughts and experiences,” said DWC Board President Tina Sharby. “Creating these connections can transform the employee experience—increasing engagement and retention. With this award, we recognize and celebrate organizations that have excelled in their efforts toward these goals.”
The 2020 winner was Eastern Bank, which was recognized for its exemplary, longstanding reputation of being a social justice advocate and building inclusive environments both within and external to their organization. Finalists also named for their considerable achievements in DEI were Bangor Savings Bank, Five Guys, and Port City Pretzels.
Nominations for this year’s award program will be accepted from November 16, 2020 to February 1, 2021. Candidates will be selected for a virtual interview and site visit, conducted by Selection Committee representatives, with the final winner announced March 11, 2021. For more information, please visit: https://www.diversityworkforce.org/Award/Nominations
The Diversity Workforce Coalition is a membership organization comprised of employers and other community members to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace through education, networking, and training of its members and community partners.
The New Hampshire Health & Equity Partnership is a public-private collaborative effort of philanthropic organizations, public health agencies, community based organizations, advocates and others concerned with health equity.