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NACD is delighted to host the seventh annual NACD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Awards Gala, where 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 will be recognized.

The NACD DE&I Awards™ will be presented to five separate organizations, one in each category:

·       Public Company—Large-Cap

·       Public Company—Mid-Cap

·       Public Company—Small-Cap

·       Private Company

·       Not-for-Profit Organization

Nominated companies 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 and its operations.

The 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.

The nomination period will close on Monday, April 22, 2024. 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 dei@nacdonline.org.


  1. Governmental organizations and non-US entities are not eligible for nomination. To be considered a US entity, an organization must have a significant operating presence in the United States, and a majority of the organization’s board members must be based in the United States.
  2. Winning boards may not be renominated until five (5) years have passed. For example, if a board won in 2020, they may not be renominated until 2025. This year, we will consider boards that have not yet won, and boards that won no later than 2019. Please note this does not apply to finalist boards that were not recognized as the overall winner in their category.
  3. Please note the word counts listed for each question requiring a narrative response.
  4. Please ensure that the individual filling out the nomination on behalf of a board is intentionally answering the question, rather than simply copying language from an annual report or proxy statement. Short answers that are on point will be more helpful to the nomination than excess information that is not responsive to the question asked.
  5. The inability to respond to any question in the nomination form is not a disqualifier. Please simply explain how the question is not relevant to the organization or note that the answer is unknown.

To submit a nomination, you must first create an account on this nominations platform if you have not already done so in a previous year. Please note that this is a separate log-in than that used to log into the NACD website. Once you have registered your new account or signed into your existing account, you will be directed to the nomination form.

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