“When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.”
-Pat Wadors, Head of HR at LinkedIn
We believe inclusion is the act of creating appreciative work ethics and an environment in which all individuals in a group feel comfortable as a distinct part of the complex mainstream culture. When employees feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued, their performance and efficiency improve. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.
The Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium (HRDIC) and the City of Norfolk wish to honor and recognize the contributions and efforts of our local civilians and/or active duty members who have enhanced Diversity & Inclusion (D & I) efforts in the Hampton Roads community. Honorees may be veterans, those who are currently serving, or active duty reservist in the Armed Forces. The purpose of this award is to recognize leaders who promote a positive understanding of the armed forces among minority and nonminority members of the military and the civilian population.