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NOAA Announces Diversity and Professional Advancement Working Group (DPAWG) as 2021 Diversity Impact Award Recipient

AUGUST 9, 2021 ─ The Diversity and Professional Advancement Working Group (DPAWG), on which the Reyhan Mehran of OR&R’s Assessment and Restoration Division serves as a member of the executive committee, has been selected as the recipient of NOAA’s competitive Diversity Impact Award.

Working group logo (hands and NOAA logo)
DPAWG working group logo.

This award recognizes exceptional Employee Resource Group contributions to diversity, equality, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives across NOAA. DPAWG was selected for its recommendations to NOAA leadership to increase the diversity of recruits into a Leadership and Career Development Program and improve the inclusivity of the training program. These efforts are necessary to help break down barriers and facilitate pathways to leadership within NOAA.

DPAWG’s recommendations to leadership have resulted in substantive changes for the next cohort of the Leadership and Career Development Program. For this work, DPAWG is highly deserving of this national Diversity Impact Award!

Learn more about this group’s work, and how to get involved, on the DPAWG website.

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Last updated Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:42pm PST