Business leaders honor local organizations with Utah’s Business Diversity Summit Awards

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (September 14, 2022) – Utah’s business and community leaders will honor local organizations that lead in equality, diversity and fairness during Utah’s Business Diversity Summit, part of the One Utah Summit Series. These organizations were nominated by community members and are leading actions to remove barriers, improve the working experience and engagement level of employees, and foster a sense of belonging where individuals can be their authentic selves and have a voice in the organization.

“We are excited to celebrate organizations leading the charge toward a more diverse and inclusive landscape in Utah,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “By showcasing how others are succeeding in creating a welcoming community, we can learn best practices and promote the benefits of having a diverse workforce and greater representation of voices. We honor their efforts and express gratitude for their accomplishments.”

Honorees of Utah’s Business Diversity Summit Awards include the following organizations:

  • Large Business (250+ employees): Northrop Grumman
  • Medium Business (51-249 employees): GSBS Architects
  • Small Business (Less than 50 employees): Target River
  • Non-profit organization: Tech Moms
  • Government organization: Salt Lake County
  • Award in Excellence: Utah Muslim Civic League

Utah’s Business Diversity Summit will take place on October 28, 2022, at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek. This year’s presenting sponsor is The Larry H. Miller Company. Deseret Management Corporation, Mountain America Credit Union, SelectHealth, Target River, and Zions Bank are breakout session sponsors. The summit scholarship sponsors are Fidelity investments and Rio Tinto.

Learn more on the Salt Lake Chamber website.

Honoree information below:

Large Business: Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

Medium Business: GSBS Architects
With a deep reservoir of diverse backgrounds and talents to draw upon, GSBS Architects solves difficult design problems with elegantly simple and sustainable design solutions. Noteworthy local projects include: the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, which is one of the very first LEED projects and home of the “World’s Fastest Ice;” the LEED-gold Natural History Museum of Utah; and the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, the first net-zero building of its kind in America. Founded more than 40 years ago, GSBS Architects has offices in Salt Lake City and Ft. Worth, Texas.

Small Business: Target River
Target River is a full-service marketing agency headquartered in downtown Salt Lake City. We are a beautifully diverse organization that has team members in eight states and four countries. Our company is privileged to work with clients in the education, retail, public agency, political, healthcare, and nonprofit sectors. We are uniquely positioned in the marketplace to serve most organizations thanks to the varied skills of our team, along with the continuing education done annually in areas of inclusion marketing, leadership, ad platforms, design, and more.

Non-Profit: Tech Moms
Tech-Moms is a nonprofit organization that helps people transition into technology careers and find more successful employment. This 9-week, part-time program provides technical training in web development, career exploration curriculum, and professional coaching to help women choose their pathway into tech. Most importantly, Tech-Moms has created a strong community of support for individuals who haven’t always had access or opportunity within the tech industry. This open, welcoming community makes all the difference for people who are looking to take the next steps on their new career pathway.

Government: Salt Lake County
At Salt Lake County, we are committed to ensuring residents are safe and healthy, our growth is inclusive, and our government is efficient and modern. Our work supports economic development, public health, affordable housing, a clean environment, social services, spaces for arts and recreation, and so much more.

Award in Excellence: Utah Muslim Civic League
Utah Muslim Civic League’s mission is to educate and empower citizens to be civically engaged in political and charitable action.We engage Muslims in civic activities; respond to Muslims’ collective concerns and issues, and empower Muslims as involved citizens and leaders.