Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

TAG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to honoring those companies who have demonstrated exceptional efforts to advance diversity and inclusion within their organizations, and to embrace the excellence of all employees – regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, military status, sexual orientation, age, disability or culture – to achieve positive outcomes in both the workplace and in the community.

TAG DE&I Awards promotes and celebrates the inclusive technology community throughout Georgia. Applicants are open to any company, organization and leader located in Georgia. Additional consideration is given to current TAG members.



Applications are now CLOSED
Award winners will be announced at CONVERGE on December 1, 2022



2022 DE&I Tech Impact Leader (Individual)

DE&I Tech Impact Leader of the Year recognizes a CHRO, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Diversity Officer or equivalent throughout Georgia in corporate, government, education or non-profit sectors who has a primary leadership in technology and diversity, equity and inclusion program and projects.

2022 Finalists

  • Winner: Jennifer Baker – Synovus
  • Megan Heinze – Idemia
  • Llewella Dowling – NCR
  • LaShaun Solomon – Pyramid Consulting
  • Teresa Edwards – From School to Possibilities

2022 DE&I Emerging Tech Leaders of the Year (Individuals)

Emerging DE&I Tech Leader of the Year will recognize a rising leader in any type or size Georgia organization who demonstrated leadership in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion technology programs and projects. Applicants are individuals with high potential to be a future leader, but is not currently in one of the top roles in their organization.

2022 Finalists

  • Winner: Benjamin Yang – Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Qazi Haq – EY-Parthenon
  • Jeremy Bennett – Mercer University School of Business
  • Nadine Bent-Russell – Honeywell Connected Enterprise
  • E’lon Ciriaco – Equifax

2022 Inclusive Technology Leadership Award (Company)

Inclusive Technology Leadership will recognize a program or project that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in technology.

2022 Finalists

  • Winner: Cisco Systems
  • Honeywell Connected Enterprise
  • Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Deluxe Corporation