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The Diversity Forum Names the 2010 Diversity & Inclusion Award Winners

Nov 01, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC, October 22, 2010 The Diversity Forum held an event on Wednesday, October 13, at the Marriott SouthPark (2200 Rexford Road) titled “Workforce/Workplace: The Benefits and Challenges of Diversity and Inclusion”. Debra Plousha Moore (Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Carolinas HealthCare System) was the keynote speaker for this event. This event was also approved by the HR Certification Institute for 2.00 general credits. Following Debra’s inspirational speech two TDF board members, John Cole (Partner Ogletree Deakins) and Chiquitha Llyod, (M/W/SBE Administrator, CMS) announced the 2010 Diversity and Inclusion Awards. The Trailblazer (company) and the Champion (individual) awards recognize those who have shown outstanding leadership in the community.

The 2010 winners are:
    Trailblazer Award – Lance, Inc.
    Champion Award – Nicole Dean (Vice President Corporate HR & Chief Diversity Officer at Belk)
Congratulations to our winners and thank you for being leaders in diversity and inclusion in our community!

“I am very excited about the growth of The Diversity Forum and how far we have come in the last two years.” Said Michelle Fish, Founder. “We are also extremely proud of the Diversity & Inclusion Awards as it allows us to recognize leaders in our community and encourage them to continue their leadership in diversity within our community and surrounding areas.”

The non-profit organization continues to serve as a resource for HR professionals, senior executives, business owners, and diversity/inclusion practitioners to learn valuable information regarding diversity and inclusion which can be implemented into both the workplace and general community.

About The Diversity Forum

The Diversity Forum is a Charlotte-based non-profit committed to connecting business leaders, educating the community, and finding tactical solutions on how diversity and inclusion can spur business innovation and create sustainable growth opportunities. The organization hosts networking/speaking events, workshops, and webinars on a number of topics. Founding sponsors of the organization are Ogletree Deakins, Travelers Insurance, and Bankston Partners; additional sponsors include The Mecklenburg Times, TIAA-CREF, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Premier Healthcare Alliance, Lance, Lowe’s, Integra Staffing, York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Eastonsweb Multimedia, The Employers Association, and Zirez Design. For more information, please visit www.TheDiversityForum.org.

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