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DEI Influencer

DEI influencers lead the charge for inclusion and belonging in the workplace. These leaders advocate for internal social justice policies and educate those they work with about DEI issues. They inspire us with the work they do. This award honors those who further the cause of DEI by putting these ideas into practice within their own organizations and beyond.


  • Demonstrates transformational motivational leadership characteristics in the DEI community
  • Contributes to creating a body of knowledge on DEI concepts in the workplace and externally
  • Mentors and develops emerging leaders from diverse groups
  • Sustains a record of influencing positive change and accelerating inclusive environments

*Nominations for the DEI National Convention require a minimum $2,500 sponsorship.

DEI Influencer

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.