Awards - Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
In its effort to promote the connection between flexibility and high performance workplaces, the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance recognizes initiatives poised to have an impact on an organization’s culture with the Flex Impact Award and recognizes leaders who champion these issues with the Flex Leader and Flex Success® Awards. These awards are presented each fall at the Alliance’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Flex Impact Award

The Flex Impact Award recognizes policies or initiatives that are poised to have a significant impact on the culture of flexibility in an organization or industry. The 2018 Flex Impact Awards were presented to Dell for its International Flexible Work Initiative, Fried Frank for its Full-Pay, On-Ramping Policy and White & Case for its Gender-Neutral Leave Policy for Attorneys and Staff. When accepting their awards at the annual conference, representatives from each of the three winning organizations shared details about their initiative as well as the process for development and lessons learned. More details on the Flex Impact Award can be found here and the 2018 press release announcing the winners can be found here.  If your organization has an impactful flexibility initiative, please contact Manar Morales.

Flex Leader Award

The Flex Leader Award is presented to an executive who promotes a more diverse and inclusive workplace through holistic flexibility.The 2018 Flex Leader Award was presented to Kim Koopersmith, Chairperson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. More details on the Flex Leader Award can be found here and the 2018 press release announcing the winner can be found here. If you have a leader in your organization who is passionate about the advancement of flexibility, please contact Manar Morales.

Flex Success® Award

The Flex Success® Award recognizes partners at Alliance member organizations who are working a reduced hours schedule and a client, chosen by the attorney, that has been integral to making workplace flexibility a reality and a success. The 2018 Flex Success Awards were presented Dentons’ Partner, Lori Mihalich-Levin and her client Dr. Cindy Kelley, Vice President of Medical Education at Summa Health. More information on the Flex Success Award can be found here and the detailed press release for 2018 can be accessed here. If you would like to nominate someone for the 2019 Flex Success Award please complete the Nomination form found here.

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For more information about the Flex Impact, Flex Leader, and Flex Success® Awards, contact Eliza Musallam.