Contest Goal:

To highlight companies making a true impact in the IDEA space. Committing to action and taking one step together is how true change takes place.

IDEA Purpose:

At LWHRA the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee provide members with tools, knowledge, and the ability to help their organizations promote the values and practices of a diverse and inclusive workplace. We have come together to introduce the Business Case Contest where businesses must commit to making Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) to Action a part of their strategic plans. IDEA should treat equity as a 'need to have', not a 'nice to have', recognizing the social and economic benefits that flow from workplace parity–something that is a part of every decision a company makes. 

Contest Overview:

 
Participants


Submissions
  • We are looking for participants from Washington State (may or may not be a SHRM member).
  • The IDEA Business Case should already be implemented at the workplace. 
  • You can self-nominate an individual or company
  • For the submission, you will have to choose
    IDEA category and the IDEA initiative. 
  • Fill out the "Intent to Participate Form" and let us know to expect your submission. 
  • Prize: $1,000 to be awarded to each category winner. The reward is to further your IDEA initiatives internally or a donation made on your company's behalf to consultants or businesses who focus in this space. So get creative and tell us your story! 
  • Winners will be showcased in a virtual award celebration and on the LWHRA website. 
  • Interested winners will also have the opportunity to provide mentorship to future companies looking to implement IDEA initiatives. 
Present a business case with the following submissions:
  • Inclusive cultures, drive innovation, share new trends and best practices, partnering with leaders from inside and outside our organization to bring fresh and unique perspectives to the dialogue. 
  • IDEA that has a true impact, is committing to action and taking one step further, together! 
  • A video pitch in one minute or less giving us a brief summary of the IDEA. 
  • An essay of 3 pages or less–to why your IDEA has the edge and should be chosen.
Fall Contest Details

DEI Partnership Opportunities:


Become a DEI Partner!

 

CHAMPION $3,000

  • Recognition from emcee during the awards presentation

  • Logo representation at the IDEA awards presentation + video reel

  • Featured in any IDEA marketing promotional material 

  • Linked logo included in all LWHRA weekly newsletters 

  • Listing on the IDEA's LWHRA webpage

  • Access to LWHRA Logo for partnership promotion (upon request) as an IDEA sponsor 

 

ADVOCATE

$1,500

  • Recognition from emcee during the awards presentation

  • Logo representation at the IDEA awards presentation + video reel

  • Featured in any IDEA marketing promotional material

  • Linked logo included in all LWHRA weekly newsletters

  • Listing on the IDEA's LWHRA webpage

  • Access to LWHRA logo for partnership promotion (upon request) as an IDEA sponsor 

 

SUPPORTER

$500

 

  • Logo representation at IDEA Awards presentation + video reel

  • Featured in any IDEA marketing promotional material 

  • Linked logo included in all LWHRA weekly newsletters 

  • Listing on the IDEA LWHRA webpage

  • Access to LWHRA logo for partnership promotion (upon request) as an IDEA sponsor 



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