2022 DLA and SHRM Diversity Awards

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2022 Award Nominations open June 16, 2022!

Youth Inclusion LeaderDiversity LeaderInclusive Workplace

DLA is celebrating its 21st Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony “Brave Conversations: Turning Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones” as a Hybrid Virtual and Live Conference on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 12th – 14th 2022. This year’s DLA award winners will be announced LIVE on Wednesday evening.

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 June 16, 2022 and are accepted through August 19, 2022!

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 2021 Award Winners   Email DLA Awards Committee

Diversity Leadership Alliance

Leader and Youth Leader Awards

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominees need to be associated with an organization in Arizona.
  • Nominees cannot win an award if they have won in the past three years, so more leaders can be recognized.
  • Nominee accomplishments/support must be for work done in the past two-years.
  • Information presented will be the main source of information to determine award, no personal knowledge of the committee will be supplemented.
  • Any word limits presented will be strictly adhered to. Reviewers will not be presented with information past the word limit.
  • Self-Nominations are accepted.

 

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Diversity Leadership Alliance

Non-Profit and Other Organization

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominee needs to be associated with Arizona.
  • Nominees cannot win an award if they have won in the past three years, so more organizations can be recognized.
  • Nominee accomplishments/support must be for work done in the past two-years.
  • Information presented will be the main source of information to determine award, no personal knowledge of the committee will be supplemented.
  • Any word limits presented will be strictly adhered to. Reviewers will not be presented with information past the word limit.

 

Nominate Someone Today

2021 DLA and SHRM Diversity 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

Awards Archive

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Meet the Awards Committee Chairs

Lorena Castro

Lorena Castro
DLA DiamondsAwards Committee Chair

Dr. Brent Scholar

Dr. Brent Scholar
DLA DiamondsAwards Committee Chair

We have been honored to serve on the DLA/AZ SHRM Awards Committee for this special 20th Annual DLA Conference and Diversity Awards.

As we have all been continuing to experience our own journeys in 2021 we did our best to make this year an in-person ceremony. Unfortunately, we needed to go above what we wanted and do what was best for our overall community. Thank you for being part of our second virtual award ceremony.

This year we were overjoyed as the nominees came rolling in, and we saw the amazing work that continues to happen in our community around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Without continuing the Uncomfortable Conversations in our lives, nothing will change.

Our 2021 Nominees have demonstrated that even in the toughest of times there is always time to serve others and to make our world a more inclusive place to live, where everyone feels they belong.

We would like to thank all of the DLA/AZ SHRM Award Committee members for their hard work and dedication to ensure the show went on. Thank you everyone for your continued work in Diversity and Inclusion.

2022 Awards Committee


  • Lorena Castro
    Lorena Castro
    Co-Chair
    AZSHRM

  • Brent Scholar
    Dr. Brent Scholar
    Co-Chair
    Scholar Consulting, LLC
    Arizona State University

  • Rowdy Duncan
    Rowdy Duncan
    Communication Professor
    Phoenix College

  • Sonja Talley
    Sonja Talley
    SHRM-SCP/SPHR
    CORE HR Solutions, LLC

  • Leila Zaghloul-Daly
    Leila Zaghloul-Daly
    APS

  • Barry Stratford
    Barry Stratford
    DLA Board Member
    Associate Attorney
    Perkins Coie Law Firm

  • Jacqueline Starks
    Jacqueline Starks, CDE
    Transformation Evangelist
    Jacque of All Tradez
    DEIE
    Maricopa Community College District

  • Guadalupe Martinez
    Guadalupe Martinez
    Diversity Leadership Awards – Youth Winner 2021