Nomination Process

Nominations now open for 2019 – Click to nominate 

Our businesses are lacking in diversity, with a notable absence of people of colour at all levels. The celebration of successful ethnic minority role models and advocates is a powerful way to inspire and develop the next generation of diverse talent.

The EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and working hard to smash the ceiling for ethnic minorities  in the UK, Ireland, Europe, and people of colour in the United States and Canada. Representing multiple sectors and industries, those on our EMpower Role Model Lists have not only achieved success in their own careers but used this to actively drive for more inclusive workplaces.

There are three categories to nominate in:

  1. 100 Ethnic Minority Executive

100 senior people of colour who are leading by example and removing barriers on the pathway to success for ethnic minority employees. Nominees for this category are working within three levels from the chief executive within large organisations, or are leaders of smaller organisations.

  1. 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders

50 inspirational people of colour who are not yet senior leaders in an organisation but are making a significant contribution to ethnic minority inclusion at work.

  1. 15 Advocate Executives

Senior leaders who are not people of colour but dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for ethnic minority employees. Nominees for this category are working within three levels from the chief executive within large organisations, or are leaders of smaller organisations.

Nominations close on 29th March!

Entry criteria

Nominees for our Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists must be people of colour working in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA or Canada. They must also be able to demonstrate how they have actively contributed beyond their everyday work to increasing ethnic minority inclusion. Those who are not yet senior leaders in their organisation (or leaders of smaller organisations) will be eligible for the Future Leaders category. Nominees can be any nationality but must be part of an ethnic minority group within the country they work.

Nominees for our Advocates lists can be any individual working within three levels from the chief executive within large organisations or leading smaller organisations who can demonstrate that beyond their everyday work they are creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for ethnic minority employees.

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