Save the Date! Join the virtual event on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Save the Date! Join the virtual event on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

The 5th annual BRIDGE Awards brings together businesses who are like-minded in their conviction to offer equal employment  opportunities and economic stability to people of this region, regardless of their background.

Bay Area leaders will share their knowledge and ideas, celebrate innovation and  inclusivity, and learn new methods to help combat income  inequality while  developing a talented, qualified and diverse workforce.

Make your nomination today! Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Do you know of a business that does good by their employees? They deserve to be highlighted.

THE TIME IS NOW AWARD

Businesses that have responded to the past year’s movement to create change in the areas of equality, diversity and inclusiveness.

FAMILY FIRST AWARD

Businesses that implement family-friendly workplace practices, providing opportunities for employees to have a sustainable work/life balance.

HOME GROWN AWARD

Companies that offer training and/or programs that promote upward economic mobility within the organization, as well as create opportunities for an individual’s overall career.

INNOVATION AWARD

New, experimental models within the company with hiring practices for people with nontraditional backgrounds (i.e. no college degree, veterans, formerly incarcerated, etc.).

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

A small business (200 people or less) that strives to pioneer innovative and inclusive hiring practices.

TRIED AND TRUE AWARD

A long standing program, method, or practice that continues to provide sustainable jobs to people with nontraditional backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the BRIDGE Awards?

The BRIDGE Awards bring together businesses who are like-minded in their conviction to offer equal employment opportunities and economic stability to people of this region, regardless of their background.

Bay Area leaders will share their knowledge and ideas, celebrate innovation and inclusivity, and learn new methods to help combat income inequality while developing a talented, qualified and diverse workforce.

What is the purpose of the BRIDGE Awards?

The BRIDGE Awards is a movement to encourage companies to create hiring practices and employee programs that promote diversity, inclusiveness and belonging in the workplace.

Who can I nominate?

You can nominate any business. You do not need to employed by them. This is open to everyone. You can nominate as many businesses as you like and nominate the same company for multiple awards.

Can I nominate a non profit organizations?

Non profit organizations will only be considered for internal programs that directly benefit their employees.

If you have additional questions, please contact Judy at JFong@JobTrainWorks.org.

Hear why diversity and inclusiveness is important in the workplace from the 2020 BRIDGE Nominees

See sponsorship opportunities below.

Benefits Description Leader in
Innovation
$25,000
Groundbreaking
Impact
$10,000
Champion
$5,000
Supporter
$1,000
Featured speaker spot at the event ✔️
Option to provide a participant for the Nominations
Committee
✔️
Naming rights to one award ✔️ ✔️
Complimentary VIP gift packs 20 10
Company name featured on social media platforms, event
website and in newsletters
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Logo featured in all publicity for the event ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Logo featured in the event program and on-screen
during the event
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Access to the virtual event ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

To learn more about the BRIDGE Awards, contact Judy Fong at JFong@JobTrainWorks.org.