BRAC Opens Applications for Annual Diversity Star Awards

Diversity Star Award to recognize regional businesses for advancing the goals of economic inclusion

Baton Rouge, La. (June 27, 2024) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced it opened applications for its Diversity Star Award to spotlight and honor regional businesses that champion diversity and inclusion. Applications for the 2024 Diversity Star Award are now open through July 26 at

The award application process is open to all businesses in the nine-parish Capital Region regardless of size or whether the business is a BRAC investor, and previous applicants may reapply. A winner will be selected in both a small and large business category. Members of BRAC’s Economic Inclusion Council will oversee the evaluation, selection, and presentation of the Diversity Star Award. 

Nominees will be evaluated on their local Capital Region operations, activities, and impact through the following criteria: 

  • Support for diversity in business and the community 
  • Support for diversity in their management structure, board makeup, and company culture, including processes for career progression and promotion
  • Support for diversity in their workforce through company goals and efforts to recruit, retain, and nurture a culturally diverse workforce
  • Support for diversity in the marketplace through company goals and efforts in procurement practices that reflect a diverse vendor and supply chain

Applications for the 2024 Diversity Star Award will be accepted until Friday, July 26. Awards will be announced at BRAC’s Economic Inclusion Symposium presented by Dow on Wednesday, August 28. Event registration will open in July.

Honorees recognized in 2023 were DNA Workshop in the small business category and Cox Communications in the large business category. 

To apply, or to get more information on the award, visit

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a regional economic development organization with a bias for action. BRAC seeks to push Baton Rouge beyond the status quo, unleash its potential, and support a vibrant business community that believes the finish line does not exist. BRAC seeks to accelerate economic opportunity in the Baton Rouge Area, for everyone, through BRING IT! Baton Rouge, its five-year, regional strategic plan. Learn more about BRAC at


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