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2023 Lowcountry Diversity Leadership Awards honorees named

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Honorees for SC Biz News’ Lowcountry Diversity Leadership Awards have been chosen, based on the overall criteria of leadership, impact, sustainability and focus.

This recognition highlights both individuals and organizations that make diversity, equity and inclusion a strategic priority in policy and practice in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

The 2023 honorees are:


 Lewis Booth Charleston Place Hotel Ally for the Future Workforce
 Adrian Cain Cain Consulting Ally for the Future Workforce
 Laurie Smith Explore Charleston/ Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Ally for the Future Workforce
 Pedro De  Armas El Informador Newspaper Individual
 Kenya Dunn PFW Coaching and Consulting Individual
 Chivon Gilliard South Carolina Federal Credit Union Individual
 Vanessa Gongora Norsan Media Individual
 Renee Linyard-Gray Roper St. Francis Healthcare Individual
 Michael Allen Tasty Treats Lifetime Achievement
 Keirsten Boyd South Carolina Federal Credit Union Rising Star
 Grace Hamilton Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Rising Star
 Jana Riley Public Works Art Center Rising Star


Charleston County Government Distinguished Municipality
Job Impulse Medium/Large Business
Select Health of South Carolina Medium/Large Business
Camp Rise Above Big Heart Award
Just Bee Big Heart Award
Charleston Wine + Food Big Heart Award
Charleston Promise Neighborhood Big Heart Award
We Are Sharing Hope SC Big Heart Award
Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Co. Keystone Award
Pattison's Academy  Noteworthy Network
Together SC Noteworthy Network
Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Noteworthy Network


A celebratory virtual event is scheduled for 10:30 to noon on March 23. Registration is open now.


The event is hosted by Charleston Regional Business Journal and The Riley Institute at Furman University, and presented by HCA Healthcare. 

Reach Ross Norton at or 864-642-5229.

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