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|Friday, June 26, 1998 |
Tommy G. Thompson
News Media Contact
Michael H. McCoy
For more information contact:
Marlene Duffield, DWD, 608/264-8786
Submission deadline is July 27
for "Glass Ceiling" awards
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin businesses and organizations which promote women and minorities to management and top leadership positions are being encourged to nominate themselves for special recognition by the Governor.
Those judged the best will be recognized with the Governors Glass Ceiling Commissions highest honor, the Diamond Award. Seven awards have been presented since 1995, when the recognition was first given.
The deadline for nominations is July 27.
To speed the submission process, the Commission has established a World Wide Web site with the application form and other information. That may be found at http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/glassc/glassc1.htm.
The 1998 recipients will be honored at a special Glass Ceiling conference Oct. 21 in Milwaukee at the Midwest Express Center.
Companies and organizations are encouraged to nominate themselves. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by the Commission.
The award recognizes businesses, organizations, public agencies and institutions of all sizes which have made significant progress in any or all of these ways:
"It is unlikely that any one program will satisfy every standard," said Linda Stewart, the Commission Chair and the states Workforce Development Department Secretary. "Yet it still can be competitive in our selection process."
Stewart said efforts that may qualify for recognition include recruitment, selection, development and retention practices which have increased participation of minorities and women in upper management.
Another is any creative initiative which has contributed to a more diverse management workforce, or which has included diversity training for the existing workforce.
For application information by other than the Web site, contact the Wisconsin Glass Ceiling Commission, P.O. Box 7946, Madison, WI 53707-7946, or call Marlene Duffield, Executive Director, at 608/264-8786.