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Awards & Events

Inclusion Awards

The Inclusion Awards are awarded by the Greater Des Moines Partnership to honor employers who have championed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at their businesses and organizations and in the community. To qualify for the Inclusion Awards, organizations must be a regional Member or Investor of The Partnership. 

  • Small (1 – 150 employees) 
  • Medium (151 – 500 employees) 
  • Large (More than 500 employees) 
  • Nonprofits 
  • Public Entities  

2023 Inclusion Award Winners

  • Bankers Trust: Large Organization Category (more than 500 employees) 
  • IMT Insurance: Medium Organization Category (151 – 500 employees)
  • Oakridge Neighborhood: Small Organization Category (1 – 150 employees)
  • Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG): Non-Profit Category
  • City of West Des Moines: Public Entity Category 

2022 Inclusion Award Winners

  • Principal Financial Group, Large Organization Category (more than 500 employees) 
  • ARAG Legal Insurance, Medium Organization Category (151–500 employees)  
  • Business Publications Corporation, Small Organization Category (1–150 employees) 
  • Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, Non-Profit Category
  • Polk County, Public Entity Category
  • Equity Innovation Award: Athene and West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce for the Black & Brown Business Summit   

Multicultural Receptions

The Partnership's Multicultural Receptions are special hallmark events for the organization. The receptions began in 2003 as a way to connect new Iowans to the community through a local, inclusive networking event. These receptions offer a unique opportunity to connect with community leaders and organizations that have an inclusive focus, all with the hope that through an environment of connectivity and inclusion we can retain this very important workplace population in our community.

The Multicultural Receptions take place every February, May, August and November. Each reception attracts approximately 250 to 500 attendees and is hosted by regional members. The receptions in November include a formal recruitment element with a career fair.

For questions about or to inquire about hosting a Multicultural Reception, contact:

Stacey Robles  |  Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Program Manager
(515) 286-4965

For a list of upcoming Multicultural Receptions, visit the events page.