Finalists Named for 2015 TAG Diversity Leadership Awards


ATLANTA (August 17, 2015) –TAG Human Resources & Diversity Society, an interest group within the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), today announced the finalists for the 2015 TAG Diversity Leadership Awards. The Awards Program recognizes outstanding efforts by individuals who champion diversity and inclusion within their organizations, and by companies who have gone above and beyond to support diversity and inclusion practices. 2015 finalists were chosen in the following two categories:

TAG Diversity Leadership Award
• Karen Ashley, Georgia Power
• Tia Buckham-White, Notre International
• Jose De La Cruz, Travelers Insurance and InVESt
• Myra Reeves, The Home Depot
• Marline Santiago-Cook, ABB Enterprise Software
• Dara Solomon, Satori Interactive

TAG Business Champion of Diversity Excellence Award
• Agile•1
• Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club
• Dress for Success Atlanta
• Georgia State University
• Koch Industries
• MarketSource

The winner in each category will be announced at the TAG Diversity Leadership Awards to be held on Wednesday, August 26th at 6 pm at The Buckhead Club, 3344 Peachtree Road NE in Atlanta, Georgia. Speakers for this year’s ceremony include Janice Maxwell (Project Management Officer at GSU), Ephraim McLean (Regents’ Professor and the Director of the Center for Health IT at GSU), Sara Prince (co-author of McKinsey & Company’s Diversity Matters), Janet Sherlock (SVP & CIO of Carter’s, Inc).

For more information regarding the TAG Diversity Leadership Awards please contact Emily Fernie at

About TAG Human Resources and Diversity
TAG Human Resources and Diversity has the mission to assist professionals within technology and tech-driven companies with the development and management of their human resources and diversity initiatives, and to increase awareness regarding the positive impact on business goals when diversity is leveraged within organizations. We understand all companies are different, with workplaces experiencing wide varieties and varying degrees of cultural, ethnic, generational, gender and lifestyle influences; it takes many ingredients to make a successful organization and we focus on the positive interaction that takes place with HR and Diversity.
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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 28,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

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