Janesville, Wisconsin – Beloit Area Community Health Center is the recipient of the fifth annual YWCA Rock County Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace Award.
The award is presented to businesses and organizations in Rock County that can show cultural diversity achievements, as well as a sustained commitment to racial justice in its policies and practices.
“We have a committee that is made up of community members and YWCA staff, which reviews all the nominations,” said Angela Moore, YWCA Rock County Executive Director. “The committee rates each submission based on different points, which are all tied to the work the organization is doing to achieve diversity and inclusion.”
Beloit Area Community Health Center says receiving this award is a testament to the work it has been doing.
“We are addressing a real problem that exists and doing something about it,” said Ana Montoya, Communication Specialist for Beloit Area Community Health Center. “Our leadership team sets the tone and leads by example.”
For Beloit Area Community Health Center, the Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace Award also serves as inspiration to continue its efforts.
“This isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon,” said Montoya. “We will continue to invest and educate about diversity and inclusion.”
The award recipient was announced at the YWCA Rock County Racial Justice Conference on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Previous recipients of the award include, Community Action, Inc., Beloit School District, Blackhawk Bank and Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care.