2022 Inclusion Awards Recognizes Leaders in Disability Inclusion
Application Deadline: Friday, November 19th, 2021
The 2022 Disability:IN® Inclusion Award winners are recognized as visionary brands and individuals that are advancing disability inclusion. Disability:IN is pleased to recognize these award winners during the 2022 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo.
There are eleven Inclusion Award categories recognizing leaders across the enterprise. See below for the descriptions of each award.
- 2022 Affiliate of the Year
The Affiliate of the Year Award honors the outstanding Disability:IN Affiliate that has demonstrated exemplary efforts in promoting the vision, mission and spirit of Disability:IN. As a result of this Affiliate’s efforts, employers and their communities understand, utilize, and benefit from the valuable resources that people with disabilities present in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.
Affiliate of the Year (DOCX)
- 2022 Employer of the Year Award
The Employer of the Year award recognizes a company for exemplary policies, strategies and initiatives that have resulted in measurable results in the areas of disability inclusiveness in the workplace, marketplace, accessibility, and supply chain both inside the U.S. and internationally.
Download the Employer of the Year Award (DOCX)
- 2022 ERG/BRG Executive Sponsor of the Year
The ERG/BRG Executive Sponsor of the Year Award recognizes one Executive Sponsor of their company’s disability ERG/BRG who has had a measurable impact on disability inclusion at the company and champions disability inclusion across the enterprise.
ERG/BRG Executive Sponsor of the Year (DOCX)
- 2022 ERG/BRG of the Year
The ERG/BRG of the Year Award recognizes the one Employee/Business Resource Group at a national, multi-national, or multi-state company with 1000 or more employees that most exemplifies programs, strategies, and initiatives that have resulted in measurable results in the area of disability inclusion in the workplace, marketplace, and supply chain.
ERG/BRG of the Year (DOCX)
- 2022 John D. Kemp Leadership Award
The John D. Kemp Inclusion Award recognizes an individual who has developed or influenced company disability employment programs and/or services that resulted in measurable, significant and positive outcomes, dramatically improving disability employment opportunities.
John D. Kemp Leadership Award (DOCX)
- 2022 Marketplace Innovator of the Year
The 2020 Disability:IN Inclusion Awards “Marketplace Innovator of the Year” has two categories – one category for an external marketing or communications campaign that includes powerful and positive images of disability, and one category for developing products or customer service experiences that are designed to be used by people of all abilities.
Marketplace Innovator of the Year (DOCX)
- 2022 NextGen Alum of the Year
The NextGen Leader of the Year Award recognizes an alumnus of the Disability:IN NextGen Leader Initiatives (Talent Accelerator or Mentorship Exchange, formerly Rising Leadership Academy and Rising Leaders Mentorship Program) who has shown outstanding leadership and commitment to disability inclusion within their company.
NextGen Alum of the Year (DOCX)
- 2022 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year
The Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year recognizes a procurement champion who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the utilization and growth of disability-owned businesses. This advocate will have also provided exceptional support for certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE®s), Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs™) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBEs™).
Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year (DOCX)
- 2022 Supplier of the Year
This award recognizes a Disability:IN certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE®), Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprise (V-DOBE™) or Service Disabled Veteran- Disability Owned Business Enterprise (SDV-DOBE™), who has provided excellent service and distinguished themselves and their business through their business practices and serves as a role model for disability business inclusion in the supply chain.
Supplier of the Year (DOCX)
- 2022 Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses
The Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Business, Veteran Disability-Owned Business and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses Award nomination is presented to the corporation that has demonstrated outstanding inclusion of Disability:IN certified disability-owned businesses (including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans), and general commitment to disability business inclusion within their supply chain processes and corporate supplier diversity programs.
Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses (DOCX)