2022 BRIDGE AWARDS CELEBRATION: The Power of Inclusion

Wednesday, November 16 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Event Details

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.


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Chicago United’s Bridge Awards Celebration is Chicago’s premier event celebrating excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion in business.

Our theme this year is:
“The Power of Inclusion”

A highlight of the celebration, the presentation of Chicago United’s Bridge Award honors a company that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in achieving diversity, equity and inclusion, especially at the board and highest executive levels within their organization. This award brings visibility to those who have led change and inspired others to follow, fostering multiracial leadership in business.

We look forward to gathering with our partners, friends, allies and supporters for an evening of celebration, united by
The Power of Inclusion.


Established in 2004, the Chicago Bridge Award represents an integral part of Chicago United’s advocacy work to advance multiracial leadership in corporate governance, executive level management and in minority business partnerships. This year, Chicago United proudly presents the 2022 Chicago Bridge Award to PwC, led by Laura Thonn, Chicago Office Managing Partner. This award honors extraordinary leadership in achieving diversity, equity and inclusion, while inspiring others to follow.



Sponsorship opportunities are now available. To discuss sponsorship and for questions, please contact:
Gail Arrigo, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations, at garrigo@chicago-united.org or 312.977.3066.


Presenting Sponsor

Chairman's Circle

Advocates for Change

Corporate Citizens for Change

Media Partner

Leaders for Change

Clayco, Inc.


Deloitte LLP

Grant Law, LLC

Ms. Tiffany Hamel Johnson and Mr. Derrick Johnson

Andrew J. McKenna


MZI Group, Inc.

Northwestern Medicine

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Robert R. McCormick Foundation


SDI Presence LLC

Sidley Austin LLP

Spencer Stuart and Kincentric

The Chicago Community Trust

UChicago Medicine

UChicago Office of Business Diversity

Ulta Beauty

Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C.


Weber Shandwick

Wynndalco Enterprises, LLC