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Top 50 Leaders in Tech

There is something to be said of those who achieve excellence despite the odds. The National Diversity Council seeks not only to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership but also seeks to recognize those individuals who personify those principles within the tech field. The Top 50 Diverse Leaders in Tech award is designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in the tech field.



  • Demonstrates leadership excellence in the tech industry
  • Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to their field of work throughout the scope of their career
  • Demonstrates leadership characteristics in community/or high visibility in the community
  • Retains commendable reputation with colleagues and superiors
  • Exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence

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.