Top 50 Diverse Leaders

Nominations should reflect efforts and achievements in the field of diversity and inclusion by individuals. The efforts and achievements must have been demonstrated through specific work with other individuals or groups, or through a specific product, initiative, innovative program or activity that has a visible, tangible, or measurable impact on the perception of, attitude toward, and respect for a truly inclusive environment, where individuals are valued for their talent and able to reach their full potential.

The California Diversity Council’s Diverse Leaders Award is awarded to individuals from both Southern & Northern California who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the promotion and advancement of diversity through inclusion and strong leadership. Leadership qualities should include the following.


  • A track record of balanced decision-making and an appreciation for multiple perspectives.
  • A breadth of perspectives, a range of experiences that reflect flexibility, and the ability to transcend narrow experiences and issues.
  • A demonstrated ability to value and respect diverse points of view and varied ways to approach issues and topics.
  • Earning this award is evidence of the individual’s level of commitment to effectively valuing and managing diversity to achieve excellence, and make a positive difference in their organizations and communities.

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