On behalf of the Florida Diversity Council, the 2015 Florida LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit planning committee is thrilled to recognize leaders in corporate America and within the community who exemplify recognizable LGBTA advocacy efforts. These individuals serve as role models within the LGBTA community and strive to promote inclusiveness within the workplace.

LGBT Leadership Award

  • Demonstrates leadership characteristics in the LGBT community/or high visibility in the LGBT community
  • Contributes to creating a culture of LGBT inclusiveness in the workplace
  • Champions LGBT protections in the community/or workplace
  • Sustains a record of influencing positive change in the LGBT community


LGBT Ally Award

  • Demonstrates high visibility in the LGBT community due to advocacy efforts
  • Fosters communication to drive understanding and awareness of the LGBT community
  • Contributes to the promotion of broadening civil adoption and/or cultural acceptance of LGBT equality
  • Supports the LGBT community in shaping a future where everyone can live authentically out & equal


Requirements of Award Winners

  • Send bio and photo, in 300dpi resolution to event coordinator
  • Attend the event where the awards will be presented


Nominations CLOSED


Ally Ambassador Award

Mayor Buddy Dyer
City of Orlando


LGBT Ally Award

José Nido
VP, Global Supplier Diversity
Wyndham Worldwide
Chevara Orrin
Chief Creative Catalyst
We Are Straight Allies


LGBT Leadership Award

Gina Duncan
Transgender Inclusion Director
Equality Florida
David Guzman
Region President, West Florida
Wells Fargo
Maria Margenot
SVP, Sales Training & Development
Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Trinice McNally
Coordinator of Diversity Initatives/ Gay-Straight Alliance Advisor
Bethune-Cookman University




Individual Registration — $50
Non-Profit Rate — $35
Student Rate — $25

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