Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Workplace diversity is becoming a more common conversation in the business world and placing a focus on diversity and inclusion should extend farther than the hiring department. Diversity is a range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values, national origin, Veteran status, and political beliefs.    

Join us for lunch as industry leaders speak on the topic of diversity in the workplace and share best practices they have experienced in this space. Diversity through gender, race, age, disability, and cultural background in the workplace helps build an organization that has a variety of viewpoints best suited to create innovative solutions and meet customers’ needs. We look forward to your questions.

Tickets are available for purchase at registration. 


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Submit your application for the Powered by Diversity Award by October 8, 2021. 

Applicants – Limited to electric utilities only. International nominations are welcome. Applicants must attend DISTRIBUTECH International 2022 to win. Winner will be notified prior to the show. Award presented during Powered by Diversity lunch & panel session.  

Eligibility – Any international utility is welcome to apply. This is an organizational award, not meant to highlight any one specific program or individual. Efforts and examples of diversity and inclusion practices from October 2018 to October 2021 will be considered. In future years, only last 12 months will be considered.  

Meet the Judges

Rod Walton 

Clarion Events
Content Director


Mel Montes 

Clarion Events
Publisher & Portfolio Director, D&I Business Partner Lead

Una Nowling 

Black & Veatch
Energy Utility Scientist, Engineer

Terms and Conditions 

 By submitting this application, you are acknowledging that you have read the full application and agree to the following terms and conditions:   

  • If your application is selected as an award winner, you agree to send a representative to DISTRIBUTECH International 2022 and attend the Powered by Diversity lunch to accept this award on your organization’s behalf.   

  • If your application is selected as an award winner, you agree to be highlighted in all news and social media efforts.   

  • If your application is selected as an award winner, you agree to have any and all photos included within this application, and any photos taken during the Powered by Diversity event used by Clarion Events for promotional reasons.   

Application Criteria  

  • Organization must be an electric utility serving active customers.   
  • The diversity and inclusion efforts described in the application must have taken place between October 2018 and October 2021.   

  • Applications must include all required materials as identified below. Failure to include required material will disqualify this application.   

  • Submission of this applications indicates the applicant grants permission for Clarion Events to display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, publish, and distribute, in part or entirety, any portion of this application for promotional purposes.   

Winners Will Receive  

  • 1 trophy  
  • Recognition at the Powered by Diversity lunch at DISTRIBUTECH International 2022  

  • 3 complimentary tickets to the 2022 Powered by Diversity lunch  

  • 3 free registrations to DISTRIBUTECH International 2022

  • 3 free registrations to DISTRIBUTECH International 2023  

  • 1  invitation for an individual from your organization to be a panelist at the 2023 Powered by Diversity lunch event