Nominate an inclusive leader who exhibits one or more of the following characteristics. Our goal is for these qualities to become standard among leaders in the next decade so that a capable, diverse talent pipeline is not the exception, but the norm across industries and organizations. Inclusive leaders are:

  • Making significant gains in recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent
  • Actively delivering Board diversity with women, people of color, LBGTQ, and ability status talent
  • Moving the capital, the talent, and outcomes to disrupt traditional and outdated governing structures with those that are equitable to all populations
  • Influencing a diverse pipeline of emerging leaders through apprenticeships, internships, mentor programs, and financial support along the education to career pipeline
  • Encouraging other leaders to take a stand through specific actions that open doors of opportunity for diverse and under-represented populations to the employment and entrepreneurial ranks
  • Ones who have risked or sacrificed significantly to promote and provide equitable, fair, and just opportunities for populations without a voice
  • Generous and collaborative in their capacity to work with others who represent diverse thoughts from them and can effectively make change happen through and with them to reach common inclusive goals
  • Ones who have elevated their organizations through their vision, inclusive outcomes, and setting and reaching of exceptional standards