Diversity Project North America Named WIAM DEI Initiative of the Year

By Nicsa posted 09-21-2021 03:36 PM


Boston, MA – September 8, 2021 – The third-annual Women in Asset Management Award Series (US Edition), presented by DiversityQ, has chosen Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America as 2021 DEI Initiative of the Year. Contestants for this award category were judged based on their initiative’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, its impact on their firm and/or industry, and the overall results achieved. 

More than 200 individuals from across the asset management industry were nominated for the award series. 119 finalists were selected, with the shortlist including Nicsa’s own Jim Fitzpatrick and Kelly Sherrard for the categories Male Ally of the Year and Financial Inclusion & Engagement Leader of the Year, respectively.

“DIversity Project North America is honored to be recognized for the efforts and achievement of the work of our volunteers, and the time, passion, and commitment involved in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry,” said Justine Phoenix, Head of Diversity Project North America, who accepted the award on behalf of Nicsa. 

“2021’s DEI Initiative of the Year (Diversity Project North America) has ... had immense impact across multiple firms in the industry, with asset managers and service providers working collaboratively. It is truly intersectional in its objectives, acknowledging the differing inclusion needs of women, people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, and much more. This amazing initiative willingly shares best practices with thousands of recipients to truly and authentically improve diversity, equity and inclusion across the board” said one of the judges.

To learn more about Diversity Project North America and the other 2021 winners and finalists, please visit https://womeninassetmanagement.uk/usa/

About the Women in Asset Management Award Series

The Women in Asset Management Award initiatives, presented by DiversityQ, showcases professionals from across the country who are striving for more ethical and responsible investment decisions, and promoting the importance of a more inclusive sector.

DiversityQ is part of Bonhill Group Plc, a leading, AIM-quoted, B2B global media company, delivering cutting-edge analysis, insight, networking and data for financial services and business solutions communities. 

About Nicsa and Diversity Project North America

Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset management industry in order to develop, share, implement, and advance leading practices.  For over fifty years, Nicsa has promoted an open and collaborative environment, where members’ and partners’ deep expertise and unique perspectives have come together to help strategically implement and support the industry’s most vital issues. Click here for more information about membership.

Nicsa aims to help firms operating in all segments of the global asset management industry meet the changing needs of their clients by aligning and educating industry participants through formal education programs, interactive forums, networking opportunities, and initiatives such as the Diversity Project North America. The Diversity Project’s goal is to accelerate progress towards a diverse and inclusive culture in the asset management industry to deliver the best possible results for clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. Click here for more information on Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America initiative.