2018 Tech Diversity Award

TMCnet Workplace Award: Tech Diversity

Celebrating the technology companies committed to opportunity for all

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games showed the world how incredible American athletes can be – winning 121 medals. Perhaps the most striking observation about the U.S. team was its multicultural nature. If there ever was a stereotypical American look, it has dissolved over the years and the country is better off as a result. 

Of course, many Olympic sports are based on teams – not unlike a corporation, reminding us that the multicultural U.S. triumph which was the Rio Olympics can be a guide for how to build better corporations. 

Harvard Business Review surveyed 1,800 professionals and showed companies with more diverse management are more innovative and perform better than their peers, confirming that it’s not just Olympic athletes who can benefit from this effect. Similar research has shown a direct link between increased diversity and similar levels of creativity and ease in hiring talent. 

Yet, with all this research to support diversity, many were quite shocked last year when it was revealed the combined African-American workforces of many of the world's largest tech companies could fit on a single jumbo jet. Once the news came out, the tech industry became center-stage for increasing workplace diversity. 

This is the reason TMCnet launched the Workplace Excellence Award for Tech Diversity, celebrating the drive towards a more multicultural work environment in the tech field. 

Who Should Apply?

Our goal is to highlight companies who are doing their best to improve opportunity for all – regardless of  race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin and we urge the companies looking to make a difference to apply.

Convince TMCnet's judging editors your workplace is committed to inclusion at all levels of the organization and that personnel decisions exclude evaluation of non-work related, personal characteristics

All companies within the technology industry are encouraged to apply for this prestigious award. Applications will be reviewed by TMCnet editors and judges. Winners will be selected based on submitted materials that have been carefully vetted.

Be on “The List” for Tech Candidates

The TMCnet Workplace Excellence Award: Tech Diversity will honor innovative brands with outstanding inclusionary policies. Applications should be submitted by all technology organizations who have developed a positive, productive and performance-driven culture.

Why You Should Apply:

  • Promote your work culture to prospective candidates
  • Distinguish your exemplary brand to top candidates
  • Be recognized for your forward thinking company environment

Award Benefits:

  • Provided unlimited license to award logos for use on all marketing collateral
  • Organization highlighted as an award winner via press release
  • Provided an award press kit to inform audiences of achievement

Early Adopter Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Processing fee $895

Final Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018 - Processing fee $1,495


Directions to Apply:

  1. Download application questionnaire file – Download Now
  2. Complete application questionnaire by listed deadlines
  3. Submit completed application questionnaire and payment – Click "Apply" Below

Important Information:

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Upon request, sensitive personnel and confidential policy information can be withheld from publication.