NACD Opens Call for Nominations for 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards


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WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2024) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing 24,000 corporate board members, announced today a call for nominations for the seventh annual NACD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Awards. The awards celebrate forward-thinking boards that leverage the power of DE&I to enhance their governance, create long-term value for stakeholders, and build innovative and inclusive boardrooms and workplaces.  

The awards will be presented to five organizations, one in each category: 

  • Public Company—Large-Cap
  • Public Company—Mid-Cap
  • Public Company—Small-Cap
  • Private Company
  • Not-for-profit Organization 

The nomination period will close on Monday, April 22, 2024.   

“NACD has been committed to leading diversity, equity, and inclusion and actionable change in the boardroom for more than 20 years,” said NACD president and CEO Peter Gleason. “These awards recognize the progress that has been made in bringing together more diverse leaders and creating a more inclusive and equitable environment.”  

Nominated boards will be assessed based on how the board’s composition, culture, and practices align with the company’s DE&I objectives, and how DE&I impacts the organization’s strategy and leads to positive outcomes for the business, its operations, and stakeholders. Nominees are encouraged to provide as many examples, details, and metrics as possible in their responses.    

Winners will be chosen by an independent, external selection committee and announced at the 2024 NACD DE&I Awards™ Gala, during the NACD Directors Summit™ at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, on Tuesday, October 8, 2024.  

To nominate a board, click here.  

If you have questions about the nomination form or process, or about the NACD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards generally, please contact our team at

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