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The 2023 ABA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

The inaugural ABA DEI Awards honor and recognize ABA member banks for their internal-facing programs, initiatives and activities focused on improving diversity, equity and inclusion for their workforces. Integrating DEI initiatives promotes awareness and mitigation of bias, helps employees feel safe, creates diverse teams, and helps the organization gain competitive advantages.

Award Categories

Outstanding DEI Overall Program Award — Recognizes the most outstanding DEI program

Outstanding DEI Leader Award — Recognizes a DEI specialist or other leader who has served as an agent of change within the organization

Outstanding DEI Innovation Incentive Award — Recognizes the ABA member bank with the most creative and innovative internal DEI initiative that enables a transformation within the organization

Dates to Know

  • March 1, 2023: Submissions Open
  • April 30, 2023: Submissions Close
  • June 1-30, 2023: Judging Period
  • Sept. 14, 2023: Announcement of Award Winners during the ABA/VBA/MBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

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