Mid-Market Economic Justice Awards


In a concerted effort to help mid-market companies advance in their commitment to diversity and inclusion, CEO Connection is attempting to gather demographic information for these awards. 

We have used race and ethnicity descriptions taken directly from the 2020 U.S. Census as a foundation for this questionnaire and acknowledge these categories are, by their very nature, potentially limiting. We look forward to listening and learning so that future CEO Connection efforts fully live up to the aim of diversity and inclusion.


    Board Diversity

    C-Suite Diversity

    Supply Chain Diversity

    Workforce Diversity

    Community Engagement

    Contact Information

    Definitions of Categories (from the US Census)

    American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

    Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

    Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

    Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

    At least 51% of this business (or at least 51% of the stock) is owned, operated and controlled by one or more United States citizens who are members of the following racial groups: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Native-American.