AGCA Launches Diversity & Inclusion Awards Posted on September 5, 2017 by Karla Holland AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program. AGC will present a total of six awards in three award categories: the Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards, the Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Award, and the Diverse Business of the Year Award. These awards seek to raise awareness of the value that a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions within AGC. By recognizing these diversity and inclusion champions, AGC hopes to inspire other AGC member-companies to engage in activities that will promote diversity and inclusion both within the Association and the industry. Applications are due by November 15, 2017. The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence awards honor AGC members that are champions in advancing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within their workforce, supply chain, and in the communities they serve. By showcasing and recognizing best practices from companies that are developing and delivering diversity and inclusion initiatives with demonstrable success, award winners have the opportunity to share their track record of achievement and commitment. Award winners will be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion and a track record of achievement. Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award Categories General or Specialty Contractor – Under $36.5 Million General or Specialty Contractor – $36.5 Million to $199 Million General or Specialty Contractor – $200 Million and Above Service/Supplier Diverse Business of the Year Award AGC seeks to honor a diverse business that is committed to achieving business success in the construction industry. The Diverse Small Business of the Year award is geared towards general or specialty contractors that hold a certification recognized by a certifying agency. Qualified certifying agencies include: National Minority Supplier Development Council; Women’s Business Enterprise National Council; other federal, state, and/or local government agencies; or other certifications, recognized on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are not required to submit letters of recommendation, though applications that include recommendation letters are highly valued and may merit extra consideration during the judging process. The Diverse Business of the Year award winner will be able to demonstrate strong vision and leadership in overcoming obstacles that lead to business results; a reputation for professionalism and integrity in work standards and performance; and a commitment to service in their community. Diverse Business of the Year Award Criteria Applicants will be judged on the following: Consistent growth Vision and potential for long-term success Business culture and values Response to adversity or obstacles Contributions to the community AGC involvement Who Should Enter Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence awards are open to general contractors, specialty contractors, and service and supply provider companies in good standing of at least one AGC chapter. Nominations must be submitted by principals or officers of firms, or with their written permission. Diverse Business of the Year Award The Diverse Business of the Year award is open to general contractors or specialty contractors in good standing of at least one AGC chapter. Nominations must be submitted by principals or officers of firms, or with their written permission. Applications are due by November 15, 2017. Click here for more information.