CSR Awards: Diversity & Inclusion

April 24, 2018  
Museum of Jewish Heritage
9:00AM - 11:30AM
Celebrating Exceptional Individuals that Advance Diversity & Inclusion and Demonstrate Corporate Responsibility
Event Description

City & State’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards recognize outstanding New Yorkers, who, on behalf of their company or institution, have successfully promoted one or more of our 10 Core Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Our Diversity & Inclusion breakfast awards ceremony on April 24th will celebrate 20 honorees and companies that have made outstanding efforts in workplace diversity and inclusion; supplier diversity and procurement; and recruitment and retention.


Congratulations to the 2018 CSR Diversity Honorees!


Meylin Andares, Director of Enrollment Management & Student Success, SUNY

Overall Excellence Engaging Underserved Students


Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, Principal, Rock Forensics

Longstanding Commitment to Increasing Diversity in Accounting Profession


Regina Calcaterra, Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP      

Champion of Civil Rights and Social Justice


Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

Exceptional Efforts to Promote Diversity in Legal Profession


Paisley Demby, Business Services Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College                

Exceptional Leadership in Educating Small Businesses


Joseph Drayton, Partner, Cooley

Exceptional Efforts to Promote Diversity in Legal Profession


Pamela Goldsmith, Member, Harris Beach PLLC    

Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion


Carla Hunter-Ramsey, Director of Supplier Diversity, National Grid

Longstanding Commitment to Increasing Supplier Diversity


Martha Jackson, Assistant Commissioner Employment and Business Relations, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Leadership in Creating Opportunity for People with Disabilities


Alexis Krase, Owner & Creative Director, Plus BKLYN

Overall Excellence in Entrepreneurship


Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO, BRAVA Investments    

Exceptional Leadership in Educating Women Entrepreneurs


Samuel Padilla, President, Padilla Construction Services

Outstanding Efforts to Advance Opportunities for MWBEs


Natalie N. Robinson, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, CBS Corporation

Longstanding Commitment to Increasing Supplier Diversity


Achaibar (Dan) Sawh, Chief Operating Officer, AECOM         

Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion


Elizabeth Velez, President, Velez Organization         

Overall Excellence in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion


Barbara E. Warren, Psy.D., Director, LGBT Programs & Policies, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System                 

Champion of LGBT Inclusion in Public Health


Lemar White, Program Manager - Anti-Bribery, Google LLC               

Outstanding Leadership in Advancing LGBTQ Issues


Mishka Woodley, Associate Attorney, Shenker Russo & Clark           

Overall Excellence in Promotion of Diversity


Liza Zaneri, CEO, Base One Technologies    

Outstanding Leadership in Diversity Recruitment


Registration & Breakfast


Keynote Remarks by Jonnel Doris, Senior Advisor and Director of NYC Mayor's Office of Minority and Women Owned Businesses


Thought Leadership Panel Discussion

  • Steven Choi, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
  • Michael J. Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Cecilia Loving, Chief Diversity Officer, FDNY
  • Jahmeliah Nathan, Chief Diversity Officer, Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

Honoree Acknowledgements by Holly Lynch, Civic Activist


Event Concludes

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