CFDFL Recognized for Workplace Diversity
For the second time in three years, The Center for Drug-Free Living has received the Beacon Award for Workplace Diversity. The 5th Annual Beacon Awards were presented on September 1st, 2010, at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. The Center For Drug-Free Living received the award for Nonprofit Organizations for creating an atmosphere of inclusion in which all people throughout the community are respected and appreciated.
The Beacon Awards recognize organizations and individuals for celebrating the diversity of Greater Orlando’s workforce by promoting inclusion in areas of race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical and mental ability, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and family status. Companies, organizations and individuals chosen for the awards are held up in the community as beacons of light, leading the way for others.
Founded in 2006, the Beacon Awards seek to spotlight community leaders whose beacons guide the way in diversity and inclusion. Founders included the Orlando Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners, Walt Disney World Resort, the YaYa Network, and Orlando Business Journal’s Diversity Works initiative
Winners of the Beacon Awards 2010
Large Business Blue – Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Medium Business – Carlton Fields
Small Business – A&P International
Organization Diversity Champion – Asian American Chamber
Individual Diversity Champion – Sister Ann Kendrick
Nonprofit – The Center for Drug-Free Living
Government Agency – University of Central Florida
Minority Supplier Advocate – Orlando Health