Breakthrough Award

The Breakthrough Award honors individuals for raising the bar, challenging convention and steering the future of HR best practices. We know all of our Member companies have amazing programs and initiatives created through team collaboration, but this award celebrates individual achievements.

Diversity & Inclusion Award

Established in 2017, the Diversity and Inclusion Award was created to honor exceptional strides toward workforce inclusivity, and celebrate the outstanding individuals who stand behind these inclusive programs.

Jennifer Seda Award

Jennifer Seda, an accomplished employment law attorney with Jackson Lewis and close friend of DirectEmployers, passed away in November 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. As a trusted contributor to the federal contractor community, Jennifer dedicated her career to helping employers understand their compliance obligations and thoroughly enjoyed sharing her knowledge with those who wanted to learn. With that said, the Jennifer Seda Award commemorates her passion and achievements. This award honors individuals for instilling knowledge in the community and advancing affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

Partner Recognition Award

New to the 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference, the Partner Recognition Award is designed to recognize a partner organization whose outstanding contributions and incredible work have positively impacted the Association’s mission, as well as contributed to the success of our Members.

WOW Award

The WOW Award originated in 2012, and annually recognizes individuals who are driving technology and innovation in the human resources field, in addition to giving back to the community. The award is named to honor the legacy of former DirectEmployers Association executive director, William O. Warren.