For the past 17 years, the Power of Inclusion (POI) Awards has recognized Nashville individuals, businesses and
nonprofit organizations that champion all types of diversity and demonstrate innovative methods to enhance
diversity and inclusion. Nominees are evaluated and selected by Cable’s panel of experts on Diversity Best Practice.
Awards criteria reflect high standards for a diverse workplace, covering hiring practices, efforts to advocate for
diversity in the Nashville community, and demonstrable achievement in resolving inequalities between different
segments of the workforce.
Nominations are now open.
All nominations should be submitted by October 5, 2022
Cable honors Tennessee women and companies taking the lead in promoting women on corporate boards through its annual Power of Inclusion event. During the event, these corporate leaders – who have acted on the evidence that more women on boards and in senior leadership positions lead to improved financial results and corporate vitality – are recognized and inducted into Cable’s Corporate Board Walk of Fame.
Studies show that, while the percentage of female directors is improving, Tennessee continues to rank among the lowest states for representation of women on corporate boards. More champions are needed to increase the number of women in leadership positions and on boards. By hosting Power of Inclusion, Cable strives to show the business community in Tennessee, and beyond the availability of qualified women and the value women bring to corporate boards.
A Fireside Chat with
Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Beverly Guy-Sheftall is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center (1981) and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College. For many years she was a visiting professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she taught graduate courses in Women’s Studies.
She has published a number of texts within African American and Women’s Studies which have been noted as seminal works by other scholars. She is the past president of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) and was recently elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017).