Nominations and submissions for the Empower Role Model Lists 2023 are now closed.

The Lists will be published on Wednesday, 24 May.

Many global businesses are lacking in diversity with an absence of people of color within leadership positions. The celebration of successful business role models and advocates is a powerful way to inspire and develop the next generation of diverse leaders and champions of inclusion.

The Empower Role Model Lists showcase the individuals in global business who are opening up opportunities within the workplace for people of color.

They aim to represent the wide range of impactful and innovative work being done for inclusion across different countries, organizations and sectors, and celebrate the diverse range of inspiring individuals who have made it their personal mission to make a difference.

If you know someone working in any country who deserves recognition for their work for inclusion then you can nominate them in three categories. We also invite potential Role Models to put themselves forward for consideration:

100 Empower Executives

Senior people of color who are leading by example and removing barriers on the pathway to success for ethnically diverse employees. The List will feature our Top 20 Executive Role Models alongside 80 other amazing senior leaders of color who are changing the face of modern business.

100 Empower Future Leaders

Inspirational people of color who are not yet senior leaders in an organisation but are making a significant contribution to inclusion for ethnically diverse individuals within business. The List features our Top 20 Empower Future Leaders alongside 80 other up-and-coming leaders who are making an impact for inclusion.

50 Advocates

Senior leaders who are not people of color but dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for ethnically diverse employees at all levels.

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