Janesville, WI. – The fifth annual YWCA Rock County Dorothy Height Award for Diversity in the Workplace will be presented at the annual YWCA Rock County Racial Justice Conference on November 7, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Express/Janesville Conference Center. The deadline to submit nominations for the prestigious award is Friday, September 27, 2019.
The Dorothy Height Award for Diversity in the Workplace recognizes a business within Rock County that demonstrates a sustained commitment to cultural diversity, inclusion and retention in the workplace. Leading by example, this business is transforming our diverse community into a truly inclusive environment where employees are valued for their talent and are able to reach their full potential. Previous recipients include Community Action of Beloit, the School District of Beloit, Blackhawk Bank and Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care.
The award is named for Dorothy Height, a civil rights and women’s rights activist focused primarily on improving the circumstances of and opportunities for African-American women. The numerous honors bestowed upon her include the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994) and the Congressional Gold Medal (2004). She died on April 20, 2010, in Washington, D.C.
Nominations for the Dorothy Height Award for Diversity in the Workplace may be submitted by downloading and printing the nomination form available at www.ywcarockcounty.org. The form should be mailed, with a cover letter, by September 27, 2019, to YWCA Rock County, Racial Justice Committee, 1735 S. Washington Street, Janesville, WI 53546. Additional instructions and information about the Racial Justice Conference are also available on our website or by calling 608-752-5445, Ext 218.