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Diversity Award

Submissions Deadline Has Passed

The James W. Rouse Diversity Award is given annually to the local organization which best exemplifies an attitude and environment of acceptance and inclusion. The award is presented at CHRA's May Diversity Meeting.

Sponsorships of the event are typically available. They help CHRA provide the award, pay for speaker honorarium, dinner for award winners, etc. Recognition is provided to all sponsors at the event. More details will be provided as CHRA approaches its annual Diversity Event!

Submit a Nominee

Baltimore area businesses or organizations serving the Baltimore Metropolitan area with a Human Resources department and/or Manager that can demonstrate a commitment to promoting a diverse, healthy workplace through: human resources efforts in training and development, recruiting, employee retention, community outreach, mentoring, shadowing, wellness, cultural competence, diversity training and/or other activities, etc., are eligible for nomination for the award, as long as you have not received it within the last five years.

Nominations will be placed into four categories for consideration and judged among others in their respective categories.

• Small Companies = under 100 employees
• Mid Size Companies = 101 up to 500 employees
• Large Companies = more than 500 employees
• Educational Institutions: K-12, Community Colleges and Universities

Selection Criteria:
Organizations will be selected from this online nomination form, CHRA Board recommendations, or publicized initiatives that CHRA is made aware. Finalists may be asked to participate in a conference call interview with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee before the final selection is made. All nominees will be notified of their status by the close of business day on April 20, 2018. Award recipients will be recognized and presented with the award at the 2018 CHRA Annual Diversity event on May 16, 2018.


To nominate an organization, please complete the online nomination form linked above by April 6, 2018


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