Nominate a Diversity Steward

Nominations for the 2023 California Diversity Awards are now closed. Thank you for submitting nominations for DE&I leaders in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors.

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SELECTION TIMELINE

March 30, 2023

May 1, 2023
at 12:00 p.m. PT

April 25 – May 15

 

 

Late May

June 29

Nomination period opens

Nomination period closes

 

Selection Committee to review nominations, grade based on the identified selection criteria, and meet to make final decisions

 

Award Recipients announced

California Diversity Awards Luncheon

March 30, 2023
Nominations period opens

May 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm PT
Nominations period closes

April 25 – May 15
Selection Committee to review nominations, grade based on the nominations matrix and meet to make final decisions

Mid-June
Award Recipients announced

June 29
California Diversity Awards Luncheon

SELECTION COMMITTEE

The selection committee consists of nine diverse California leaders — three board member representatives each from the California African American, Asian Pacific, and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Public Official – An elected or appointed state official who is currently serving California by demonstrating their commitment to improving the quality of life within diverse communities through focused, innovative, and inclusive initiatives and policies. Must be an active elected or appointed official holding a statewide position.

Selection criteria will consist of the following: 

  1. Demonstrated commitment to inclusive economic development. This may include the creation of programs or initiatives that that help support and create businesses and jobs, demonstrated long term strategic planning, organizational development and significant community impact and/or innovation that takes into consideration consistent investment into communities of color

  2. Prioritization of DE&I through legislation/policies. This may include a track record of pushing policies that promote economic equity and increased access to government and community resources, development of legislation that improves quality of life that incorporate the unique experiences and knowledge of underserved community members 


Corporate
 – A corporation that has demonstrated a commitment to DE&I through impactful actions that create advancement opportunities for diverse communities. 

Selection criteria will consist of the following:

  1. Governance diversity. Aims to cultivate a broad spectrum of demographics characteristics and attributes in the corporate boardroom

  2. Supplier diversity. Demonstrated track record of contracting or working with suppliers with at least 51% ownership by a group or individual that is part of a traditionally underrepresented group.

  3. Workforce. Shows strong diversity in their workforce and leadership. Creates inclusive environments through programs and initiatives.

  4. Philanthropy and community engagement. Must play an active role within the communities they serve. This may include investments and sponsorships that support diverse organizations, implementation of programs and initiatives that engage underserved communities.

 
SELECTION TIMELINE

May 2, 2022

May 27, 2022
at 11:59 pm PT

May 28 – June 3


Early June (TBD)

June 29

Nominations period opens

Nominations period closes


Selection Committee to review nominations, grade based on the nominations matrix and meet to make final decisions

Award Recipients announced

California Diversity Awards Ceremony

May 2, 2022:
Nominations period opens

May 27, 2022 (at 11:59 pm PT): Nominations period closes

May 23 – June 3:
Selection Committee to review nominations, grade based on the nominations matrix and meet to make final decisions

Early June (TBD):
Award Recipients announced

June 29:
California Diversity Awards

SELECTION COMMITTEE

The selection committee consists of nine diverse California leaders — three board member representatives each from the California African American, Asian Pacific, and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

Corporation Selection Criteria

Corporate – A corporation that has demonstrated a commitment to DE&I through impactful actions that create advancement opportunities for diverse communities in California. 

Please provide responses based on DE&I efforts in California. Selection criteria will consist of the following:

  1. Governance diversity. Aims to cultivate a broad spectrum of demographics characteristics and attributes in the corporate boardroom
  2. Supplier diversity. Demonstrated track record of contracting or working with suppliers with at least 51% ownership by a group or individual that is part of a traditionally underrepresented group.
  3. Workforce. Shows strong diversity in their workforce and leadership. Creates inclusive environments through programs and initiatives.
  4. Philanthropy and community engagement. Must play an active role within the communities they serve. This may include investments and sponsorships that support diverse organizations, implementation of programs and initiatives that engage underserved communities.

PUBLIC OFFICIAL SELECTION CRITERIA

Public Official – An elected or appointed state official who is currently serving California by demonstrating their commitment to improving the quality of life within diverse communities through focused, innovative, and inclusive initiatives and policies. Must be an active elected or appointed official holding a statewide position.

Selection criteria will consist of the following: 

  1. Demonstrated commitment to inclusive economic development.This may include the creation of programs or initiatives that that help support and create businesses and jobs, demonstrated long term strategic planning, organizational development and significant community impact and/or innovation that takes into consideration consistent investment into communities of color
  2. Prioritization of DE&I through legislation/policies. This may include a track record of pushing policies that promote economic equity and increased access to government and community resources, development of legislation that improves quality of life that incorporate the unique experiences and knowledge of underserved community members 

COMMUNITY (NONPROFIT) SELECTION CRITERIA

Community – A local or statewide nonprofit organization that is working toward equitable solutions to address issues faced by California’s diverse communities, including leveling the playing field when it comes to accessing opportunities and resources. 

Selection criteria will consist of the following: 

  1. Leadership and Workforce: Shows strong diversity in its leadership (board, executive) and workforce. Creates inclusive environments through practices and programs. 
  2. Community Engagement and Impact: The organization’s mission, programs, services, and activities focus on an underserved community. Demonstrates how the organization is addressing issues faced by these communities – removing barriers, creating more equitable opportunities, giving voice, etc. Shares outcomes that show positive impact on the livelihood of the communities served.