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Inquirer Events: Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala

Nov 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

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Event Summary

Come Hear How the Region is Diversifying Business. And Celebrate Those Who Do It Best!
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala sets to recognize the region’s leaders impacting business with innovative diversity programs and inclusive workplace initiatives. After receiving an overwhelming amount of nominations, our judges have selected 21 winners to receive recognition for their business impact. On November 13, The Inquirer will recognize the 21 individuals at a celebratory awards program featuring a keynote address from Philadelphia’s own, Sulaiman Rahman, President and CEO of DiverseForce, LLC.

Event Questions?
Contact Angelica Irizarry at or (215) 854-5417

Crystal Tea Room

100 East Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event Details

Diversity & Inclusion Award Winners will be acknowledged in a special editorial section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, to be distributed at the event and inserted in the Sunday Inquirer on Sunday, November 10.

When: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Underground parking with entrance on Juniper Street


5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks Michael Days, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, The Philadelphia Inquirer
7:15 p.m. Keynote Remarks, Sulaiman Rahman, CEO at DiverseForce
7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Dessert Reception

Individual tickets: $150 each
Please note: Individual tickets are not guaranteed reserved seats. Guests will be directed to "Open Seating."

Premium Seating Packages Available
Your chance to have a large presence at the event and in the special section, congratulate winners, brand your business and celebrate diversity in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Guests who purchase premium seating packages will have guaranteed seating arrangements.
For more information contact: Barry Barlow at

Event Questions?
Contact Angelica Irizarry at or (215) 854-5417



What does each ticket include?
Open bar and hors d'oeuvres, plated dinner, and dessert reception.

What is the attire?
Black Tie Optional

Can I purchase a table NOW without knowing who's attending yet?
Yes! You can reserve your table at any time and provide guest names two weeks prior. Table package reservations should be directed to Barry Barlow at

Can I buy multiple individual tickets?
Yes, you may buy as many individual tickets as you would like. Individual ticket purchasers are assigned to "open seating," on a first-come, first-serve basis. Premium seating packages are also available, to guarantee that your group is seated together.

Do winners have to buy tickets?
Yes, individual tickets are available as well as table packages. 

How many people attend the event?
On average, 300 guests are in attendance.

Can family members attend?
Absolutely! There is alcohol served at the event, so 21 years of age or older is most appropriate. Please contact Angelica Irizarry at or (215) 854-5417 should you have children interested in attending for special arrangements.

What is the latest I can register?
Tickets do sell-out for Inquirer Events so, the earlier you reserve the better!