The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Inclusion Award (formerly known as the Diversity Award) is a distinct recognition honoring employers who have championed diversity and inclusion at their businesses and organizations, and community. The award is presented at the Partnership's Annual Dinner in January, 2014. To qualify for the Inclusion Award, organizations must be a regional Member or Investor of the Partnership.
Award Application Process
The process is simple. Complete this application and submit the form electronically. If applicants wish to provide supplemental documentation to support the application, these can either be emailed or mailed to Nathan Ritz.
Award Categories by size of organization
- Small (1-150 employees)
- Medium (151-500 employees)
- Large (more than 500 employees)
The determination regarding the categories to be awarded will be based upon the quality and number of applications received in each category. Previous award recipients are not eligible to apply for one year after receiving the award.
Award Selection Council
Each year, a committee of members from the Partnership's Inclusion Council participates in a judges' panel to oversee the selection and presentation of the Partnership's Inclusion Award. Applications are evaluated, finalists are determined; an onsite visit is conducted, and the committee convenes for a final assessment to determine the award winner(s).
For questions about the award or process, please contact Nathan Ritz, Director of Diversity / Workforce Development.
Diversity Award Past Winners
2013 - DuPont Pioneer
2012 - Nationwide Insurance and Bankers Trust
2011 - The Principal Financial Group and Community CPA
2010 - Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa, no award was given for the small-mid size company.
2009 - Wells Fargo & Company, Bankers Trust Company, and Employee & Family Resources
2008 - Des Moines Area Community College and Kemin Industries
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