2021 Award Winners

  • 2021 Youth Inclusion Leader

    Guadalupe Martinez


  • 2021 Diversity Leader

    Dr. Lois Brown


  • 2021 Diversity Leader

    Mini Salas


  • 2021 Diversity Leader

    Dr. Ousama El-Hillal


  • 2021 Diversity Leader

    Dr. Versha Anderson

  • 2021 Inclusive Workplace

    APS

2021 Award Nominations

2021 Award Nominations are Now Closed

Diversity LeaderInclusive Workplace

DLA is celebrating its 20th Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon “Uncomfortable Conversations that Ignite Change…the Dialogues Continue!” as a Hybrid Virtual and Live Conference on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 17-19, 2021, where this year’s DLA award winners will be announced virtually in a fun and creative way.

Diversity Leadership Alliance (DLA) is the premier Diversity Education organization in Arizona. DLA provides thought provoking diversity training, leadership guidance and continued support to help cultivate an inclusive community.

DLA’s Vision: Be an inclusive community where each person is equally respected and empowered.

DLA’s Mission: To guide leaders in the transformation of culture to build an inclusive community where each person is equally respected and empowered.

DLA and the Arizona Society of Human Resource Management are working collaboratively on this year’s awards celebration and are now accepting nominations for Diversity Leaders and Inclusive Workplaces in the Large, small and Non-profit Categories:

Diversity Leader: An individual who serves as a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity role model within their respective Arizona communities, corporation, or organization. This year’s Diversity Leader Categories include Diversity Leader and Diversity Youth Leader (Under 30).

Inclusive Workplace: A corporation or organization that recognizes and values Diversity and creates an inclusive work environment for their employees and are engaged in Arizona’s diverse communities. This year’s workplace categories and sizes include: Small (up to 250 employees in AZ), Medium (between 251-999 employees in AZ), Large (1,000+ employees in AZ) and Non-Profit Organizations associated with AZ.

Diversity Leader and Inclusive Workplace nominations open on Thursday, July 29th and are accepted through Friday, October 1, 2021!

Thank you for considering nominating a Diversity Leader and/or Inclusive Workplace (small, medium, large or non-profit organization) in our wonderful state of Arizona!



View the 2020 Award Winners   Email DLA Awards Committee

Diversity Leadership Alliance

Leader and Youth Leader Awards

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominee needs to be associated with an organization in Arizona.
  • Nominee cannot win an award if they have won a DLA award in the past three years. This will allow us to recognize additional outstanding diversity leaders.
  • Nominee accomplishments/support must be for work done in the past two-years.
  • Self-Nominations are accepted.
  • The committee selecting the award winners will base their decision on the information presented as part of your nomination; any individual committee members’ independent knowledge of the nominee will not be considered during the selection process.
  • All word limits must be strictly adhered to. The Committee members selecting award winners will not be presented with information over the word limit.


Diversity Leadership Alliance

Non-Profit and Other Organization

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominee must be located in or associated with Arizona.
  • Nominee cannot win an award if they have won in the past three years. This will allow us to recognize additional organizations that champion diversity and inclusion.
  • Nominee accomplishments/support must be for work done in the past two-years.
  • The committee selecting the award winners will base their decision on the information presented as part of your nomination; any individual committee members’ independent knowledge of the nominee will not be considered during the selection process.
  • All word limits must be strictly adhered to. The Committee members selecting award winners will not be presented with information over the word limit.



Diversity Leadership Alliance

2020 Award Winners

Meet our 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award Winners

  • Eric M Baily

    DLA/AZ SHRM 2020 Diversity Leader Award

    Eric M. Bailey
    Bailey Strategic Innovation Group

  • Myoshi Maul

    DLA/AZ SHRM 2020 Diversity Leader Award

    Myoshi Maul
    Cox

  • Jackson Asante Whitaker

    DLA/AZ SHRM 2020 Youth Inclusion Leader Award

    Jackson Asante Whitaker

  • Coconino County Arizona

    DLA/AZ SHRM 2020 Inclusive Workplace Award

    Coconino County

  • Desert Botanical Gardens

    DLA/AZ SHRM 2020 Inclusive Community Workplace Award

    Desert Botanical Gardens

About the Awards

In 2020, DLA celebrated and recognized Arizona individuals, Corporations and Organizations that lead by example, creating an inclusive environment that enhances and strengthens the community. The DLA Diversity and Inclusion Award is a joint award given on behalf of Diversity Leadership Alliance and Arizona SHRM. This prestigious award is given to a Corporation or Organization that recognizes and values Diversity, Equity and Belonging. They create a safe space in an inclusive, collaborative work environment where their employees can be their genuine and authentic selves. In addition to their innovative, internal Diversity programs and initiatives, they also lead the way in terms of their extensive Community outreach efforts and support. DLA also honored individuals who serve as Diversity and Inclusion Leaders in the Community. These passionate individuals demonstrated collaborative leadership and a visible commitment to the work of Diversity and Inclusion. These individuals are bravely forging forward and creating spaces where others can celebrate and be celebrated and they do so selflessly with dignity and humility.

Special Thanks to our Award partner AZSHRM and our Video Production partner COX!