2022 Power of Inclusion presented by Nashville Cable

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2022 Power of Inclusion presented by Nashville Cable

For the past 17 years, the Power of Inclusion (POI) Awards has recognized Nashville individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts 2020 Belmont Boulevard Nashville, TN 37212

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For the past 17 years, the Power of Inclusion (POI) Awards has recognized Nashville individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that champion all types of diversity and demonstrate innovative methods to enhance diversity and inclusion. Nominees are evaluated and selected by Cable’s panel of experts on Diversity Best Practice. Awards criteria reflect high standards for a diverse workplace, covering hiring practices, efforts to advocate for diversity in the Nashville community, and demonstrable achievement in resolving inequalities between different segments of the workforce.

Award Categories:

The Individual Award recognizes someone whose personal behavior is a model of inclusion and is a catalyst for inclusive relationships among diverse populations in the community.

The Business Award recognizes someone whose personal behavior is a model of inclusion and is a catalyst for inclusive relationships among diverse populations in the community.

The Nonprofit Award recognizes a Not-for-Profit entity that facilitates understanding and promotes opportunity for underserved communities.

Award Criteria:

Nominations will be evaluated for outstanding accomplishments in achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion within one’s unique spheres of influence. Nominees will excel in most, if not all, of the following areas:

  • Demonstrates a consistent pattern of advocating for individuals in underserved populations
  • Demonstrates efforts exceeding his or her job responsibilities to promote and ensure diversity and inclusion
  • Cultivates and promotes initiatives that foster a more inclusive and equitable work, earnings or community environment
  • Demonstrates measurable results towards increased diversity and inclusion within their sphere of influence
  • Exhibits visionary and insightful leadership to resolve business inequities through strategic decision-making and program development.

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The keynote will be delivered by Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Dr. Guy-Sheftall is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center (1981) and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College. For many years she was a visiting professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she taught graduate courses in Women’s Studies.

She has published a number of texts within African American and Women’s Studies which have been noted as seminal works by other scholars. She is the past president of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) and was recently elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017).