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Top 40 Multicultural Leaders

The National Diversity Council seeks to both promote the principles of diversity and leadership and recognize individuals who personify those principles. The Top 40 Multicultural Leaders list is designed to recognize individuals of color who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.


  • Demonstrates leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors
  • Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of his/her career
  • Retains commendable reputation with colleagues and superiors
  • Demonstrates leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community

Top 40 Multicultural Leaders

The deadline for award nominations is 2 months prior to the event or publication date. *Please note that award opportunities are filled on a rolling basis beginning as early as 8 months prior to the event date, so award openings may be filled prior to the nomination deadline.