SIIA and the AM&P Network’s Associations Council are committed to anti-racism and elevating equity across the organization as well as the associations and industries we represent. We are proud to introduce a new award to highlight the outstanding work of our members who share this commitment.
The inaugural Equity Award honors an individual or team demonstrating significant progress and identifiable achievement toward efforts related to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Consistent, progressive change is essential when making an ongoing commitment to DEI.
The ideal Equity Award candidate:
- is dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion outcomes within its organization and volunteer leadership. They may have a history in equity work, and they may have undertaken DEI efforts or launched initiatives in the last year (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2020) that have changed their communities for the better.
- has taken action in the spirit of elevating equity to improve knowledge development, organizational policy and/or volunteer and member work and recruitment.
- is committed to DEI work in a profound way and has pushed forward despite obstacles.