The Austin Mosaic Awards has announced its list of nominees in the categories of large, mid-size, small, and startup. It is also announcing two special categories, one for ascendants who are on the rise and leading by example in diversity and inclusion and the other is for honoring the legacy of those who have blazed a trail for D&I in business.
The nominees are as follows (alphabetical order per category):
- Bank of America
- WP Engine
- Bliss Transit
- Da Slice
- Casa Chapala
- Umoveit Wecleanit Commercial Janitorial Enterprises
- 4.0 GPA
- Better Beehive
- Sandbox Commerce
- BLF Foundation
- The New Philanthropist
HONOREES FOR THE ASCENDENT AWARD
- Angelica Erazo, Diversity and Inclusion, Oracle
- Charlie Jackson, Chief Happiness Officer, Diversity Fund
- Crystal Hansen, CEO, and Founder, SameWorks
HONOREE FOR THE LEGAY AWARD
- Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP and Interim Dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University
The Awards will represent the best that Austin has to offer in terms of diversity and inclusion allowing a company from each size segment to be recognized whether it be large, mid, small, or startup. A nomination committee has been selected who are leaders in each of the underserved backgrounds to review choose a winner in each category.
The Austin Mosaic Awards happens on Thursday, July 19 at 7p downtown at WeWork Congress at 600 Congress Ave. The event is free and open to the public and businesses will be showcasing their offerings in our Mosaic Market. Attendees are welcome to come and partake of the offerings, exchange information, and build stronger relationships.
Registration is available online.
Presented in collaboration with SocialGood.us, LevelUp Institute, The Mentor Method, and BLNDED Media, and with the support of many more community stakeholders, these partners have resolved that the diversity and inclusion conversation moves beyond just discussion to tangible and measurable action.