Each year, DAIP recognizes organizations and individuals who champion the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our community gathers each fall for our Annual Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion Awards Reception (click here for details on this year’s event) to explore timely and trending DEI topics and honor our winners.
As in previous years, we’ll recognize an Individual Award Winner and an Organizational Award Winner. In 2023, DAIP will also select the first annual Linda Newton Legacy Award Winner to honor a seasoned DEI leader with 20+ years of experience (formally or informally) who embodies the legacy of DAIP’s founder, Linda Newton. For over 30 years, Linda has been a trailblazer who shaped the DEI landscape in the region, and today she is still shaping future generations of DEI leaders through leadership development, coaching, mentoring, and community service involvement. Recipients of this award should embody the characteristics outlined in the bulleted list below, have an impressive depth of professional and community service experience, and be seen as a role model and mentor for others.
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For supporting, empowering, and inspiring a sense of belonging within her sphere of influence. For providing opportunities and access to BIPOC communities across Rhode Island. For leading the Rhode Island Foundation’s Equity Leadership Initiative (ELI) to nurture a community of leaders and create an inclusive environment. For her ability to disrupt in the DEI space when injustice is faced in the community, and for 25 years of service in a variety of professional roles challenging inequities, barriers, and biases.
For making incredible strides to provide basic needs to Rhode Island’s most desperate communities during the pandemic. For serving as a statewide leader in addressing food insecurity with 159 member agencies, including food pantries, meal sites, shelters, youth programs, and senior centers.