2023 Inclusion Awards Recognizes Leaders in Disability Inclusion
The 2023 Disability:IN® Inclusion Award winners are recognized as visionary brands and individuals that are advancing disability inclusion. Disability:IN will recognize these award winners during the 2023 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo with a video reveal. All Inclusion Award videos can be accessed via Disability:IN’s YouTube playlist. All Inclusion Awards nominations must be submitted by Friday, November 18, 2022.
Accessible Product of the Year
The Accessible Product of the Year Award recognizes a company for developing a product or service that are inclusively designed.
Submit nominations for Accessible Product of the Year.
Affiliate of the Year
The Affiliate of the Year honors a Disability:IN Affiliate that has demonstrated exemplary efforts in promoting the vision, mission and spirit of Disability:IN. This Affiliate helps their territory understand, utilize, and benefit from the valuable resources that people with disabilities present in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.
Submit nominations for Affiliate of the Year.
Employer of the Year
The Employer of the Year recognizes a company’s achievement in exemplary policies, strategies and initiatives that have resulted in measurable results in the areas of disability inclusiveness in the workplace, marketplace and supply chain.
Submit nominations for Employer of Year.
ERG/BRG of the Year
The Employee/Business Resource Group of the Year recognizes a corporate employee resource group (ERG) or business resource group (BRG) as having exemplary programming and practices for its employee group that provides business value to the company and professional growth for its members.
Submit nominations for ERG/BRG of the Year.
ERG/BRG Executive Sponsor of the Year
The ERG/BRG Executive Sponsor of the Year Award recognizes an Executive Sponsor of a company’s disability ERG/BRG who has had a measurable impact on disability inclusion at the company and champions disability inclusion across the enterprise.
Submit nominations for ERG/BRG Executive Sponsor of the Year.
Inclusive Marketing Campaign of the Year
The Inclusive Marketing Campaign of the Year Award recognizes a company for developing a marketing/advertising campaign inclusive of people with disabilities.
Submit nominations for Inclusive Marketing Campaign of the Year.
John D. Kemp Leadership Award
The John D. Kemp Inclusion Award recognizes an individual who has developed or influenced the development of significant company disability employment programs and/or services that resulted in measurable, tangible and positive outcomes that dramatically improved disability employment opportunities.
Submit nominations for John D. Kemp Leadership Award.
Mary Brougher Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award
This year, Disability:IN is renaming the Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year award to the Mary Brougher Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award to commemorate the late disability rights leader. Mary was a leading advocate for employment for youth and adults with disabilities and mental health advocacy.
The Mary Brougher Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a procurement champion who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the utilization and growth of disability-owned businesses, and also provided exceptional support for certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises- DOBE®s, Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs™) and Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBEs™).
Submit nominations for Mary Brougher Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year.
NextGen Alum of the Year
The NextGen Alum of the Year recognizes an alumnus who has gone above and beyond after participating in Disability:IN’s NextGen Leader Initiatives. This alumnus has not only demonstrated corporate leadership, but has also paid it forward for future NextGen Leaders.
Submit nominations for NextGen Alum of the Year.
Supplier of the Year
The Supplier of the Year recognizes a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises- DOBE®s, Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs™) or a Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBEs™) supplier that has provided excellent service and serves as a role model for disability business inclusion in the supply chain.
Submit nominations for Supplier of the Year.
Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses
The Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Business recognizes a corporation that has demonstrated outstanding inclusion of Disability:IN certified disability-owned businesses (including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans), and demonstrated commitment to disability business inclusion in their supply chain processes and corporate supplier diversity programs.
Submit nominations for Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses.