WASHINGTON--()--Last night the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) presented the 2013 Financial Services Diversity Leadership Awards at the New York Stock Exchange. Awards were given to Toyota Financial Services, RBC Wealth Management, and Capital One for dedication and significant strides to support and sustain diversity best practices.
“Our goal with the EAGLE program is to encourage and empower a diverse set of voices to become active thought leaders across the business, inspiring innovation, new business opportunities and greater personal and professional rewards.”
Hosted by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) for the past six years, this event brings together a premier forum of top financial services companies and government officials. In addition to NGLCC, collaborating partners in the NBIC include the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, the National Black Justice Coalition, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the United States Business Leadership Network: Disability at Work, and the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
“The organizations that make up the NBIC account for more than nearly 9 trillion dollars in consumer spending power,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC President and Co-Founder. “This event calls attention to those leaders and companies who recognize the valuable contribution diverse communities make to the marketplace and the workplace."
Program or Initiative of the Year
One’s EAGLE (East Asian Growth and Leadership Effort) Program:
“At Capital One, cultural intelligence and awareness are fundamental to our business and workplace success,” said Andres Vives, Managing Vice President, Capital One, and Executive Sponsor EAGLE Program. “Our goal with the EAGLE program is to encourage and empower a diverse set of voices to become active thought leaders across the business, inspiring innovation, new business opportunities and greater personal and professional rewards.”
Corporate Leader of the Year
- Wanda Brackins, Head of Global Diversity from RBC Wealth Management, built a fully inclusive supplier diversity program in the U.S. She also helped launch RBC Wealth Management's International Diversity Council and developed several tools to hold all levels of RBC accountable to its diversity values.
Financial Services Diversity Corporation of the Year
- Toyota Financial Services hosts a vibrant community of Business Partnering Groups consisting of employees that represent each segment of the National Business Inclusion Consortium. Though participation is voluntary, 90 percent of Toyota Financial Services employees have completed the company’s comprehensive three-phase diversity education program.
For a complete list of finalists and for previous year’s honorees, please contact Laura Berry, Communications Director, at 1-202-234-9181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the NGLCC
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community. With more than 29,000 members, 140 corporate partners, and 51 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.