The CEO Diversity Leadership Award is presented annually to a company and accepted by the CEO who is a champion of leadership and diversity through outstanding corporate initiatives. These honorees serve as a visionary for today and tomorrow with a commitment to diversity that will establish a "Living Legacy". They possess exemplary leadership traits and serve as a role model within themselves as well as their community at large. The honorees of the Diversity Leadership Award are champions of others, admired and respected by the workforce. The final honorees will be recognized at the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Gala on October 6, 2009, in Washington, DC.