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Award Applications & Winners

Inclusion Award

The Inclusion Award (formerly the Diversity Award) is awarded by The Partnership to honor employers who have championed diversity and inclusion at their businesses and organizations and in the community. To qualify for the Inclusion Award, organizations must be a regional Member or Investor of The Partnership. 

2020 Inclusion Award Winner

  • Meredith Corporation

Visit the Inclusion page for more information about the Inclusion Award winners.

Award Selection Council

Each year, a committee of members from The Partnership's Inclusion Council participates in a judges' panel to oversee the selection and presentation of The Partnership's Inclusion Award. Applications are evaluated, finalists are determined, an on-site visit is conducted and the committee convenes for a final assessment to determine the award winner(s). 

For questions about the award or process, please contact Marvin DeJear, Jr., Ph.D, MBA.

Economic Impact Awards

The Economic Impact Awards are presented in the fall by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Awards recognize regional companies for their outstanding contributions toward the economic vitality of Greater Des Moines (DSM).

2020 Economic Impact Award Winners

  • Amazon
  • F&G
  • Facebook
  • Kreg Tool Company
  • Sammons Financial Group
  • The Waldinger Corporation

Future Ready Iowa Summit

The Partnership collaborated with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) to combine The Partnership's annual education summit with the Future Ready Iowa DSM Regional Summit in alignment with the goals set forth by Education Drives our Greater Economy (EDGE).

EDGE Award Winner

Nancy Mwirotsi, Founder and Executive Director at pi515

Nancy Mwirotsi, a native of Kenya, is the Founder and Executive Director of pi515. She has been recognized throughout DSM as a leader for her work with the refugee and immigrant community.

Central Iowa YP of the Year Awards

The Central Iowa Young Professional of the Year Awards honors young professionals who make a difference in the region. These awards are presented by the Young Professionals Connection and Juice