April
26

NBIC’s Best-of-the-Best Awards

Uniting the nation’s leading business diversity organizations, the Best-of-the-Best event recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting cross-segment diversity and inclusion. Only companies achieving industry leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the National Business Inclusion Consortium, a coalition of national diverse business organizations spearheaded by NGLCC and including United States Black Chambers, Inc., United States Business Leadership Network, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, WEConnect International, and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
 
Taking place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Washington, D.C., the Best-of-the-Best event includes a robust day of meetings, roundtables and networking sessions with public and private leaders in the diversity and inclusion space culminating with a black-tie awards gala at the Mayflower Hotel.
 
Sponsors of the Best-of-the-Best awards will receive access to exclusive dayside programing including a once-a-year opportunity to connect your company’s chief diversity officer with the leaders of the nation’s top business diversity organizations in a candid, cross-segment roundtable discussion. Additionally, a federal policy roundtable will bring together corporations and small business interests with members of Congress to identify common-sense solutions on key federal policy priorities. For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, contact our event coordinators, Mida Associates at [email protected] or 703-627-5854. 

Apply for the 2017 NBIC Best-of-the-Best Designation

Criteria required to be named a Best-of-the-Best corporation includes: the completion of a detailed survey of an organization’s inclusive programs, which may involve Supplier Diversity initiatives, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and workplace engagement opportunities, and diverse marketplace and community engagements. Additionally, a detailed report of policies and achievements in the diversity and inclusion space--along with recognition or ratings such as the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Disability Equality Index, or Diversity Inc.’s Top 50—is weighted and reviewed by a committee of NBIC leaders.
 
Specific information regarding the application process can be viewed and downloaded here
 
 

Preliminary Agenda for the 2017 NBIC Best-of-the-Best Awards

Please Note:  All items contained in this agenda are subject to change.

Best-of-the-Best Schedule

Event

    Location   

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NBIC Policy Roundtable
AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy - 601 New Jersey Ave, NW,  Washington, DC 20001
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
 
NBIC Diversity Executive Roundtable
 
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: District Ballroom
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
NBIC Best of the Best VIP/Major Donor’s Reception
 
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: Palm Court Room
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
NBIC Best of the Best Celebration Reception
 
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: Grand Ballroom
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
NBIC Best of the Best Awards Dinner
 
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: Grand Ballroom