IDEA to Action Fall 2021 Contest 

Companies with implemented IDEA programs can participate. 

  • Intent to Participate: Open from Monday, August 30, 2021

  • Intent to Participate: Due: Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • Submissions Open From: Friday, October 1, 2021

  • Early Submissions Due: Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Final Submissions Due: Friday, October 29, 2021

  • Judging Period: Monday, November 8, 2021–Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Winners Announced: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 Questions: [email protected]

Contest Details:

  • Black, Indigenous and People of Color, IDEA Consultants
  • Minority and/or Women-Owned Business 
  • Less than 100 employees
  • 101–500 Employees
  • 500+ Employees
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Training and Development
  • Social Change in the Workplace
  • Action and Accountability 
  • Racial, Gender and Ability Inequities 
  • Affinity Groups
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Workplace Bias 
  • Systems Analysis 
  • Performance Management 
  • Career Plans
  • Evaluation and Promotion

Submission Details:

Important points for the video and essay:

  •  The essay can be a maximum of 3 pages, as a suggestion–limit your answer to 300 words or less per question (highlighting the keywords and/or points in bullets).

  • Please note the video does not need to be full production quality. A mobile video snippet is perfectly acceptable and encouraged. 


1. SUMMARY: A summary or overview to understand the overall success story, including how it best embodied an "IDEA to Action". 

2. INSPIRATION: What inspired this idea? How did you define the KPIS, the content of your framework, and your strategy? 

3. PROGRESS: Your current milestones and further next steps. 
4. RESULTS: What are the key accomplishments-short and long term-achieved by the implemented IDEA? Define quantitative and qualitative results. 
5. ALIGNMENT: How have you aligned the IDEA to the existing workplace initiatives?

 DEI Resource Page