Equal Opportunity Awards Luncheon

Each year, the Urban League of Nebraska recognizes corporations and organizations with the Equal Opportunity Awards for their contributions to diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace and in the community. The luncheon is held the first Friday in December. This year, Eartha Johnson will be our keynote speaker.



Eartha Jean Johnson, Esq., is CEO of Risk Mitigation Worldwide, an award-winning Corporate Liability Training and Professional Staffing Company that specializes in training corporate executives, managers and front-line employees on strategies to avoid lawsuits, regulatory compliance sanctions, and negative press. Eartha formed Risk Mitigation Worldwide in 1997 after practicing law for a Fortune 100 company and working for the United States Department of Justice and an international law firm. In addition to her Juris Doctorate Degree, she holds a Masters Degree in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resource Law, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice.

2018 Equal Opportunity Awards Luncheon

Friday, December 7
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hilton Omaha Downtown
1001 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68102
Complimentary parking is available in the garage.

For 2018, the Urban League of Nebraska is honored to recognize the following companies and organizations:

Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award

Mutual of Omaha

The Diversity and Inclusion Champion recognizes a company or organization who has demonstrated during the past year dedication to the principals of diversity and inclusion. The following criteria are considered when selecting our recipient:

1. CEO’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
2. Implementation of Polices and Best Practices.
3. Workforce Diversity
4. Community Outreach Efforts
5. Supplier Diversity

Corporate Outreach Award

Stage Stores Inc.

The Corporate Partner Award recognizes a business or company who efforts or services create equality and opportunity in communities of color.

Community Partner Award

Collective For Youth

The Community Partner Award recognizes a community organization whose services create equality and opportunity in communities of color.

Honorary Chair

Chris Estwick 

Abrahams, Kaslow & Cassman LLP


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Parking in the Hilton Omaha Downtown garage is complimentary. Valet parking is available for $15. Click here for a map and directions.


Please contact Rebecca Valdez, Director of Development and Marketing, at (402) 453-9730 x115 or rebecca.valdez@urbanleagueneb.org.