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Final Deadline: July 17, 2020

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Nominate for the Diversity list

Every year, Cablefax recognizes the top multi-ethnic executives based on their influence and power within the industry—as well as their commitment to ensuring that other executives of color receive the same opportunities to grow and flourish.

Help Cablefax celebrate the women and men who are shaping the industry and opening doors for others across all areas of business.

As always, it’s free to nominate candidates for the Diversity List. The new Individual & Organization awards listed below are NEW entry categories to highlight people and initatives worthy of special recognition in 2020. There is an entry fee for these new categories. 

Cablefax Magazine Diversity Issue 2019

The Diversity List honorees will be featured in the September 2020 issue of Cablefax: The Magazine

View the 2019 Issue

Individual Categories *NEW*

    D&I Champion

    An executive whose contributions to diversity initiatives and overall D&I leadership has made an important impact within the cable & broadband industry and inspired others to step up their games. 

    D&I Mentor of the Year

    An individual whose extraordinary mentoring efforts has made a measurable impact in helping to increase the number of low- to mid-level diverse executives that have risen to senior roles.

    Diverse Executive of the Year

    This award recognizes a multi-ethnic executive with outstanding business results over the last year. All departments and job functions are eligible.

    LGBTQ+ Executive of the Year

    An executive who identifies as an LGBTQ+ individual and embodies excellence in leadership, community service and overall business acumen.

    The Trailblazers

    This select group of executives of color exhibits outstanding innovation, creativity and passion—all while making enormous contributions that take their companies to the next level.

    Thrivers Under 30

    These young and multi-ethnic up-and-comers represent the future of the industry, which depends on their energy, new ideas and unique perspectives to drive success.

    Eligibility: Person who is 30 years or younger on Dec. 31, 2020

Organization Awards *NEW*

    Advertising Campaign

    This award goes to an advertising campaign for a brand, service or product that appeals to diverse customers or increases a company’s outreach to minority or other diverse communities.

    Community Outreach

    This award recognizes specific community outreach efforts related directly to helping underserved communities or promoting a more diverse community.

    D&I Mentoring Program

    This award recognizes a successful diversity promotion program that has been in place for at least 2 years and has made a sustained and measurable impact on a company’s ratio of diverse employees.

    Diversity in Business Award

    This award recognizes a for-profit initiative that ties diversity objectives to a new product or service that bolstered the company’s bottom line.

    Public Affairs Campaign

    This award recognizes a public affairs media, lobbying or awareness campaign (local, regional or national) designed to create awareness of a company’s diversity efforts, charitable contributions or other initiatives aimed at a more diverse and inclusive world.

    Recruiting Program

    This award recognizes a successful diversity recruiting program that has made a sustained and measurable impact on a company’s ratio of diverse employees across the entity or within a specific division.


What’s the difference between the Diversity List and the Individual/Organization Awards? 
The Diversity List is a free entry program that recognizes the most influential executives of color in the business.
The Individual/Organization Awards are special paid entry categories to highlight those people and initiatives that deserve special recognition in 2020.

What are the Entry Fees and Deadlines? 
Diversity List Nominations – Free to Enter

Individuals & Organization Categories

  • $350 entry fee
  • *$150 late fee applies to all entries submitted after July 10

Deadline: July 10
Final Deadline: Friday, July 17*

If I or my company is not represented on the Diversity List, can I or my company still
be recognized with an Individual or Organization Award?
Yes! The Individual and Organization Awards are completely separate from the Diversity List.   

Can I enter more than one category?
Yes! It is encouraged. There is no limit to number of campaigns you can enter.


When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
You will be contacted by Cablefax staff regarding your entry only if you are named a finalist in the award program. Finalists will be notified in summer 2020 and announced on

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