ddbs awards Ceremony | information

The Derby Diversity & Business Summit (DDBS) exists to promote understanding and cooperation among diverse-owned businesses while promoting a culture of diversity within the executive workforce, as well as the supply chain. Held during Derby week in Louisville, Kentucky. The DDBS is now entering its second year and we are leveraging our massive success from 2018 to continue building bridges and create business opportunities - all while having a tremendous experience!

To expand upon our successful 2018 summit, this year we are proud to announce the first annual DDBS Awards Ceremony! We are currently seeking individuals and corporations for nomination that exemplify outstanding excellence and achievement in advancing Diverse Owned Businesses within the workforce. We at DDBS want to show our appreciation for the hard work, compassion, and efforts of Kentucky leaders who are working towards a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for all. 

Awards will be gifted in the following categories:

 • People: Two awards (one for business owner and one for Corporation)

Processes: Two awards (one for business owner and one for Corporation)

Products: Two awards (one for business owner and one for Corporation)

Corporate Supplier Of The Year

Diverse Owned Business Of The Year

NGO Of The Year


The DDBS Awards Ceremony will be held during our Derby Sneaker Ball on May 2nd at 9:00 pm,
and will occur at the elegant and luxurious “Encore” on 4th Street. 

If you know an individual or business that should be nominated, please visit the link below and enter their information so we can reach out to them to learn more. Please help us in honoring these shining examples of what all businesses should strive to be.