2024 Public Official: Commissioner Ricardo Lara

Biography Ricardo Lara serves as California’s Insurance Commissioner, marking a historic milestone in 2018 as the first openly gay person elected to statewide office in California history. His tenure has been characterized by significant actions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he directed insurance companies to return health care and auto insurance premiums, resulting in […]

2024 Community Organization: Multicultural Business Alliance

Biography The Multicultural Business Alliance (MBA) is a collective force dedicated to uplifting small businesses in marginalized communities. They are committed to building bridges and empowering communities through entrepreneurship. In the last year alone, they have created opportunities for small businesses to get certified across multiple government agencies such as the Department of General Services, […]

2024 Corporation Awardee: CVS Health

Biography CVS Health is building a world of health around every consumer. Their extensive reach allows them to deliver high-quality, affordable healthcare when and how individuals choose. They are on a mission to deliver superior and more connected experiences, lower the cost of care, and improve the health and well-being of those served.  Guided by […]

2023 Community Organization: California Farmworker Foundation

https://cadiversityawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/asian_chamber_honoree_-_california_farmworker_foundation-1080p.mp4 Biography The California Farmworker Foundation, also known as CFF, was formed to offer and create opportunities that would enable Farmworkers that reside in California to develop personal and professional skills. We have five areas in which we model our services: Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce Development, Immigration Services, and Community Engagement. Impact The Central […]

2023 Public Official: LT. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

https://cadiversityawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/eleni_kounalakis_award_v5-1080p.mp4 Biography Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis was sworn in as the 50th Lieutenant Governor of California by Governor Gavin Newsom on January 7th, 2019. She is the first woman elected Lt. Governor of California. A native Californian, she visited each of the state’s 58 counties during her historic campaign. In addition to her duties as Lt. […]

2023 Corporation Awardee: BANC OF CALIFORNIA

https://cadiversityawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/asian_chamber_honoree_-_banc_of_california-1080p.mp4 Biography Banc of California is California’s premier, relationship-focused, full-service business bank. Our depth of resources and financial strength allow us to adapt quickly and thoughtfully, delivering solutions to help our clients achieve their financial goals. For over 80 years, Banc of California has served small and medium-size businesses and their principals throughout California. As […]

2022 Public Official Awardee: Tara Lynn Gray

BiographyTara Lynn Gray is the Director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) and former Chief Executive Officer of the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC) and Chamber Foundation (FMBCF). Gray is engaging, educating, and empowering diverse small businesses in California’s Central Valley. As the leader of a 20-year-old community-based organization […]

Corporation Awardee:<br>T-Mobile

BackgroundIn 2020, T-Mobile and Sprint merged, opening doors to millions of additional customers and welcoming thousands of new employees. Embracing the challenge to create a new T-Mobile with a unique customer-obsessed culture, the organization centered on attracting, retaining, and developing the best team in the history of the telecom industry. T-Mobile knew it was essential […]