Annual Dinner

Leadership in Diversity Award

The Leadership in Diversity Award was established by CED to honor exceptional companies and individuals who are leading programs that foster diversity in the workplace and champion underrepresented groups, including supporting women and their advancement across the full spectrum of private enterprise. This award aligns with CED’s Women’s Economic Contributions initiative, which focuses on increasing women’s participation on corporate boards. The work we are leading on diversity, women on corporate boards, and boosting competitiveness presents an opportunity to highlight leadership in these fields.

Award Recipients


Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Marriott International, Inc.
Leadership in Diversity Award

Ilene S. Gordon

Ilene S. Gordon

Chairman, President and CEO
Ingredion
Leadership in Diversity Award

Introduced by: Mark Sutton
Chairman and CEO
International Paper

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Co-CEO
Carlson Holdings
Former Chairman and CEO
Carlson
Leadership in Diversity Award
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Introduced by: Henrietta H. Fore
Chairman and CEO
Holsman International

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