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Inclusion Award Applications Are Now Open; Inclusion Summit Set For Nov. 15

August 17, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Aug. 17, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the call for applications for the 2023 Inclusion Awards, honoring employers who have championed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at their businesses, organizations and in the community. This year's awards will be presented at the 11th Annual Inclusion Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center. 

To qualify for the Inclusion Awards, organizations must be an Investor or Regional Member of The Partnership. A selection committee made up of members of The Partnership’s Inclusion Council and The Partnership team will evaluate the applications. Nominees must submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 15. 

"We are excited to once again shine a spotlight on organizations that have made a difference through their dedication to fostering inclusivity and creating a sense of belonging,” said Marvin DeJear, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at The Partnership. “We want to recognize organizations that are working to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace and community." 

Learn more about the 2023 Inclusion Awards and the application process here

Watch for more details on the Inclusion Summit in coming weeks, including keynote speakers and topics. 

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership  

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com