Texas Diversity Council Hosts 18th Annual DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Awards, Recognizing Top Leaders in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Sep 13, 2022 3:50 PM ET
Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, September 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Texas Diversity Council will host the 18th Annual Greater San Antonio DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at The Club at Sonterra. This year’s theme is “Leading with Purpose: The Impact of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,” featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, one of the nation’s most renowned professors, gifted writers, knowledgeable lecturers, and prominent media personalities. Ebony magazine cited Dr. Dyson as one of the 100 most influential African Americans and among the 150 most powerful Black people in the nation. The event will recognize and celebrate a distinctive list of local leaders and organizations who have impacted our communities through their advocacy and championing of DEI initiatives.

“We are pleased to recognize the best organizations and individuals working towards diversity, equity and inclusion in our beautiful city and beyond,” said Angeles Valenciano, CEO of the National Diversity Council. “They all exemplify an unyielding commitment to DEI through their organizations, community at the highest level.”

The event will kick off with two DEI Best Practice Sessions, followed by the presentation of awards and an inspiring keynote speech. The individual ticket cost is $199.00. Registration is currently ongoing and can be completed at: https://txdc.org/event/2022-san-antonio-diversityfirst-awards/. To learn more about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact roly.lozano@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

Individual DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Award

  • A track record of balanced decision-making and an appreciation for multiple perspectives.

  • A breadth of perspectives, a range of experiences that reflect flexibility, and the ability to transcend narrow experiences and issues.

  • A demonstrated ability to value and respect diverse points of view and varied ways to approach issues and topics.

  • A leadership level in the organization of a decision-maker who has responsibility for profit and loss and influences other business results.

Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Award

  • Developed and implemented an effective equal opportunity program or initiative as demonstrated by a diversified workforce in which all persons are afforded opportunities for employment and upward mobility, regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination.

  • Exhibited visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, allocation of resources, and establishment of priorities.

  • Enhanced the quality of life of the community for the improvement of equal opportunity and for the provision of greater access to government and government services by multiracial and multicultural populations and increased citizen participation in government or community activities by all segments of the community.

  • Demonstrated a consistent pattern of an organizational commitment to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented populations.

  • Cultivate and promote diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work and learning environment.

  • Demonstrated continued corporate responsibility by devoting resources to improving the community at large.

2022 Individual DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Award

Ron Nirenberg
Mayor
City of San Antonio

Erika Prosper-Nirenberg
First Lady of San Antonio
& Senior Director of Customer Insights, HEB

Tommy Calvert
Precinct 4 Commissioner
Bexar County

Peter Sakai,
Former District Court Judge
Bexar County

Carla Wright
General Manager, Production Control & Administration
Toyota

2022 Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Leadership Award

Lisa Lewis
Chief Administrative Officer
CPS Energy

Dr. Chiquita Collis
Chief Diversity Officer
UT Health San Antonio

About The Texas Diversity Council
The Texas Diversity Council (TXDC) is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow and leverage their knowledge of diversity. Through a variety of events and programs, the TXDC serves as the premier resource for diversity best practices and leadership development in Texas. More information about the Texas Diversity Council is available at: www.txdc.org.

Media Contact:
Luis Vazquez
TXDC Communications Lead
National Diversity Council
luis.vazquez@nationaldiversitycouncil.org