The Disability:IN Inclusion Awards recognize corporate leaders in disability inclusion. The awards will be given during the upcoming Disability:IN Annual Conference July 13-16th, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.
Previous winners of the Disability:IN Inclusion Awards include Microsoft, Bank of America, Northrop Grumman, and other leading corporations. The awards are given during plenary sessions, in an audience as large as 2,000 industry peers eager to learn from the best of the best.
There are twelve Inclusion Award categories, including 2020 Employer of the Year and 2020 Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses.
Nominations close Friday, November 22, 2019. Download the nomination form for the award category below, and once completed, please email to [email protected].
2020 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.
2020 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.
2020 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™️).
2020 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.
2020 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.
2020 Employer of the Year
The Employer of the Year recognizes a corporation that is leading disability inclusion efforts within the United States and beyond. This corporation leverages existing tools to advance disability inclusion and aids in developing new tools for future corporations to use.
2020 Marketplace Innovator of the Year, Advertising & Marketing Category
The Marketplace Innovator of the Year, Advertising & Marketing Category recognizes a visionary corporation for an advertising or marketing strategy that highlights people with disabilities.
2020 Marketplace Innovator of the Year, Product Category
The Marketplace Innovator of the Year, Product Category recognizes an innovative product(s) that is inclusively designed to be used for people of all abilities.
2020 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 general commitment to disability business inclusion within their supply chain processes and corporate supplier diversity programs..
2020 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-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.
2020 NextGen Alum of the Year
TheNextGen 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 the way forward for future NextGen Leaders.