Award Winners

The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is honoring companies and public relations agencies that foster diversity in the workplace and champion underrepresented groups with the new Big Apple Leadership in Diversity Award.

The award will be presented as part of this year’s Big Apple Awards Gala on June 24 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.

Awards will be presented in four categories: firms and companies with $100m or more in annual revenue, as well as firms and companies with less than $100m in annual revenue.

Award judges include Doescher Group president and CEO Bill Doescher; Weber Shandwick senior vice president, diversity & inclusion Judith Harrison; Finn Partners senior partner Helen Shelton and Joyful Planet chief joy officer Patrice Tanaka.

The panel, which is being chaired by Sharon Fenster, Immediate Past-President, PRSA-NY, and Troy Blackwell, Big Apple Senior Director, will consider the breadth and depth of employee diversity, recruitment, retention and promotion. Submissions may include examples of initiatives, partnerships, case studies, and third-party endorsements.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 24th at 11:59 pm EST. The entry fee is $300. For more information, click here.