2014 Washburne Award for Innovation in Diversity

Application deadline April 30, 2014

In 2014, for the third year in a row, The Washburne Award for Innovation in Diversity will be awarded to a French firm and to an American firm operating in France. What if it was your firm?

Purpose of the Award

To advance shared Franco-American goals that promote diversity and that reflect our longstanding commitment to developing economic opportunity for all citizens;

  • To honor French and American companies that develop innovative programs promoting diversity in the workplace by publicly recognizing private-sector Washburneorganizations that excel in the recruitment, training, and mentoring of employees from diverse backgrounds. This includes programs that prepare/empower individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the mainstream economy;
  • To promote employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in France by encouraging companies to identify and develop young talent from diverse backgrounds;
  • To encourage entrepreneurship in disadvantaged areas by expanding the capacity of French and American companies to recruit talented individuals;
  • To increase Franco-American exchanges of information and ideas regarding diversity, training, and recruitment of disadvantaged youth, as well as job creation.

Two awards will be granted for this program, the first for an American firm operating in France and the second for a French firm, for their exceptional contributions in this field.

Send your application before April 30, 2014 to:

U.S. Embassy Paris
Public Affairs Section/Washburne Award
2, avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris

Contact and information at ParisWashburne@state.gov
Further information can be obtained on the US Embassy website.