2022 YWCA Champions of Diversity

“Building an Equitable Society from Community to Companies”

AWARD OVERVIEW

The 2022 YWCA Champions of Diversity Award will be presented to residents, community leaders, and professionals that have engaged in significant efforts to promote diversity and eliminate racism locally or at a national level. These actions capture the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, and they strengthen the fabric of our community by helping to advance opportunities for all.

Awardees will be publicly recognized and inducted into the YWCA Diversity Achievers Academy during the 24th Annual Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism and Promote Diversity. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 28, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Day of Commitment promotes progress and equips participants with the tools to eradicate racism and form a more inclusive and equitable society. In addition to be honored at the Day of Commitment luncheon, the 2022 Awardees will be celebrated online through the YWCA’s social media platforms and e-newsletters. The Awardee’s organization/employer name will also be included in each online highlight. 

AWARD CRITERIA AND INSTRUCTIONS

If your company, organization, church, student association, college, or local neighborhood is taking active measures to promote diversity and/or organizing campaigns aimed at increasing inclusion, tolerance, and interracial dialogue, please take a moment to nominate the individual or individuals at the helm of the effort.

The nominee should demonstrate two or more of the following criteria:

  • The individual embodies and defends the values of justice, peace, dignity, and equality;
  • The individual is actively leading or participating in programs that embrace and promote diversity and inclusion;
  • The individual’s work supports opportunities for women’s growth and leadership; and/or
  • Through their work or advocacy, the individual is creating opportunities for persons and professionals of color.

Please submit nominations by Friday, March 18th.

 

Diversity Achievers Award Nomination Form

  • DESCRIBE HOW YOUR CANDIDATE MEETS TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: (1) Individual embodies and defends the values of justice, peace, dignity and equality; (2) Individual is actively leading or participating in programs that embrace and promote diversity and inclusion; (3) The individual’s work supports opportunities for women’s growth and leadership; and/or (4) Through their work or advocacy, the individual is creating opportunities for persons and professionals of color. (This statement may be edited and used for event-related or publicity purposes.)
  • IN 50 WORDS OR LESS, DESCRIBE THE IMPACT OF THE CANDIDATE’S WORK ON THE COMMUNITY. (This statement may be edited and used for event-related or publicity purposes.)
  • NOMINATOR CONTACT INFORMATION

    You will be notified if your nominee has been selected for the Academy of Diversity Achievers.
  • SELECTION NOTIFICATION

    The individual listed here will receive notification of your candidate’s selection. Fill out only if the name is different from the nominator name listed in the above section. THE CANDIDATE REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: