First Advantage Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner in 2024 American Business Awards® in Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion

First Advantage is proud to announce the Company was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion category in the 22nd Annual American Business Awards®. 

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 11.  

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, First Advantage was nominated in the Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion category.  

Fostering a Global Inclusive Workforce Devoted to Diverse Voices 

Operating with empathy and compassion, First Advantage fosters a global inclusive workforce devoted to the diverse voices that make up its talent and products. Through a shared commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), First Advantage team members empower each other to be their authentic selves and treat all with respect, integrity, and fairness.  

Beginning in 2020, a dedicated group of team members from various locations worldwide united to establish the First Advantage DE&I Committee. The cross-functional, DE&I Committee leverages external expertise to identify and implement communication, education, recruitment, and retention to help make DE&I a central and lasting part of the First Advantage daily culture. 

“We are truly honored to receive the Silver Stevie® Award for Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion. This recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where diversity is not just celebrated but is integral to our success. We believe in the power of diverse voices and the profound impact they have on our innovation and growth” Debbie Masak, CRP, Vice President, Global Talent & Inclusion at First Advantage said.  

Since the creation of the DE&I Committee in 2020, First Advantage has created a culture with a strong sense of belonging and inclusivity. First Advantage leaders participate in DE&I training focusing on inclusion and overcoming unconscious bias and Employee Resource Group (ERG) events, and many executives sponsor the ERGs. Since 2021, First Advantage has invited employees from seven countries (U.S., Canada, UK, India, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines) to participate in a DE&I survey. In the 2023 DE&I Survey, team members in all regions reported a favorable sense of psychological safety, belonging and inclusion, and equity and fairness. 

More than 300 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2024 Stevie winners are available at     

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