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Partnership Announces Call for Inclusion Award Applications

July 14, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (July 14, 2020) – Today, the Greater Des Moines Partnership announced the 2020 Inclusion Award is open for nominations. In its eighth year, the award seeks to honor and celebrate the success of organizations that have championed diversity, equity and inclusion in their businesses, organizations and in the community.

“We want to honor and recognize organizations in our region that are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces and our community,” said Sanjita Pradhan, Program Director of Talent Development at The Partnership. “We are excited to honor the organizations that understand a stronger culture of DEI leads to stronger economic growth.”

This year’s Inclusion Award application has been adapted to reflect the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement have made on organizations. Questions are adapted to evaluate the responses organizations have had during these times to demonstrate their commitment to DEI, the overall response to the crisis and the support to the larger community during this challenging time.

To qualify for the Inclusion Award, organizations must be a Regional Member or Investor of The Partnership. A selection committee made up of members of The Partnership’s Inclusion Council and The Partnership staff will evaluate the applications.

Learn more about the 2020 Inclusion Award here.

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 365 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.