The third annual Businesses Recognized for Innovative, Diverse and Groundbreaking Employment (BRIDGE) Awards & Summit event on February 28, 2019 at LinkedIn Headquarters in San Francisco was a full house evening filled with inspiring testimonials from employers around the Bay Area.

72 outstanding businesses were nominated this year, and after a rigorous selection process by leading business leaders, 24 finalists were chosen and 5 winners were announced at the event.

Congratulations to the 2019 BRIDGE Award winners: Checkr, Clif Bar, San Francisco International Airport, Starbucks & Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction!

Remarks from LinkedIn, Workday and KPMG speakers, and Award winner speeches, centered around the theme that businesses and the community benefit when businesses provide job opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds.

KPMG’s Ron Lopes, Workday’s Jacqueline Green, and LinkedIn’s Meg Garlinghouse