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SIS Awards

Social Innovation Summit was excited to announce the return of SIS Awards in 2022. 

As part of Social Innovation Summit’s mission to elevate groundbreaking ideas and shine a spotlight on the most innovative leaders addressing the most urgent social issues, we identified six (6) main categories of award focus and honored the 2022 award winners on the mainstage at our flagship summit in Washington, D.C. For questions about the 2023 awards or partnership opportunities please contact us.

SIS award Inquires

The History

For the past decade, SIS has brought together social innovators from around the world who are motivated to drive change. SIS Awards are a celebration of this impactful community.

The Audience

Our flagship annual event welcomes thousands of social impact executives including social impact representatives from major corporations, global philanthropists, funders, and entrepreneurial changemakers.

The Impact

Impact an executive leadership community that spans 100,000 professionals across 100 countries eager to celebrate incredible achievements that drive impact.

2022 Awards Categories & Recipients

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE (ESG) AWARD




Winner: Action for Racial Equity (ARE)



Accepted By: Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation; Head of Citi Community Investing and Development – Citi

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AWARD



Winner: Project Community Capital



Accepted By: Dr. Gina Merritt, Founder – Project Community Capital®

EDUCATION AWARD



Winner: University Innovation Alliance



Accepted By: Dr. Bridget Burns, Chief Executive Officer – University Innovation Alliance 

HEALTH & WELLBEING AWARD



Winner: #FirstRespondersFirst



Accepted By: Deborah Marcus, Executive – CAA Foundation & Kasia Laskowski, Executive Director – Thrive Global Foundation

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION (DEI) AWARD



Winner: Trust for Public Land



Accepted By: Linda Hwang, Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation – Trust for Public Land

FUTURE OF WORK AWARD



Winner: Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy



Accepted By: British Robinson, President & CEO – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Previous Awards Recipients

Recipients of the 2021 SIS Awards:

COVID RESPONSE & IMPACT AWARD




Off Their Plate

Off Their Plate empowers local kitchens led by women and people of color to feed their communities through employment and nutrition. We are an entirely volunteer corps of business folk, engineers, and creatives partnering with food industry workers to build a more equitable food economy.


Accepted by: Natalie Guo, Founder, Off Their Plate

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AWARD


Block by Block Amani Housing Strategy



Northwestern Mutual is leading the Block by Block Amani Housing Strategy, a unique collaboration between residents of Milwaukee’s most distressed neighborhoods (Amani), several community non-profits, and Northwestern Mutual. The Block by Block initiative addresses the need for quality affordable housing and eliminates blighted properties – connecting residents to existing housing programs, engaging the community in the revitalization process and providing residents with onsite training to learn transferable skills for the trade industry.



Accepted by: LaQuondra Shaw, Program Officer, Northwestern Mutual

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AWARD



The McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative



The McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI) provides minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network, and instilling the values of John McLendon: Integrity, Education, Leadership, and Mentorship.




Accepted by: Coach Tommy Amaker, Harvard University & Coach John Calipari, University of Kentucky

FUTURE OF WORK AWARDS



FutureFit AI



FutureFit AI partnered with Fortune 500 companies during the economic fallout from the pandemic to ‘Reimagine Layoffs’ by providing laid off employees with an AI-powered tool that acted as a ‘GPS for their career’ to help them navigate into their next role — supporting them from career path exploration, to reskilling, to job placement with a combination of advanced labor market data and algorithms, alongside career resources and human guidance.




Accepted by: Hamoon Ekhtiari, Founder & CEO, FutureFit AI

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