In its effort to promote the connection between diversity and flexibility and high performance workplaces, the Alliance recognizes outstanding initiatives and individuals leading their industries in these areas. In 2019 we launched our Luminary Award which recognizes an exceptional leader for his or her extraordinary commitment to diversity. Our Flex Impact Award honors initiatives poised to have an impact on an organization’s culture and our Flex Leader and Flex Success® Awards recognize leaders who champion these issues. All of our awards are presented each fall at the Alliance’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s Luminary Award honors a global thought leader who is consistently and uniquely devoted to the advancement of diversity and whose vision is leaving a lasting legacy of inclusivity for future leaders.
The Alliance has selected Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP as the recipient of its inaugural 2019 Luminary Award. Ms. Jenkins will also present this year’s keynote and will share her unique perspective on the value that diversity brings to the culture and success of her organization and the workplace in general. The 2019 Luminary Award will be presented at the Annual Conference Inspire. Innovate. Ignite! on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
Flex Impact Award
The Flex Impact Awardrecognizes policies or initiatives that are poised to have a significant impact on the culture of flexibility in an organization or industry.
The 2019 Flex Impact Awards will be presented to PwC for its comprehensive flexible working program Flexibility2 TM that allows employees to control when and where they work while ensuring excellent client service and maintaining the quality of their lives. In addition, Morgan Lewis will be honored for its Remote Working Program that allows Associates to spend up to two days each week working remotely. When accepting their awards at the 2019 annual conference, representatives from each of the winning organizations will share 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 2019 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 2019 Flex Leader Award will be presented to Jennifer M. Flynn, Managing Vice President, Head of the Small Business Bank (SBB) Division at Capital One. More details on the Flex Leader Award can be found here and the 2019 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 2019 Flex Success Award honorees are Danielle Katzir, Partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and her client Darren Drake of Stockbridge Real Estate Funds; and Stacy Bunck, Kansas City Office Managing Shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, and her client, Rafael Medina of McDonald’s Corporation. Sadly Mr. Medina, who was Managing Counsel for Labor and Employment at McDonald’s, passed away unexpectedly after being selected as an Award Honoree. His colleague will be accepting the award on his behalf.
More information on the Flex Success Award can be found here and the detailed press release for 2019 can be accessed here.
For more information about the Flex Impact, Flex Leader, and Flex Success® Awards, contact Eliza Musallam.