The 2023 Innovation at Work Awards

An element of the 2023 SXSW Innovation Awards

Ceremony scheduled for Monday evening, March 13

*Admission to ceremony for SXSW badge holders only

A new element for the 2023 SXSW Innovation Awards, presented by The Mentor Method. Formally known as the Mosaic Awards, the Innovation at Work awards acknowledge and celebrate exemplary leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace with a clear, positive impact.

Stay tuned for more information on the emcee and other elements of the March 13 ceremony

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About the Innovation at Work Awards

The SXSW Innovation at Work Awards recognizes companies and individuals who regularly go above and beyond what is expected to create a more inclusive, just, and welcoming workplace.

Winners will be announced and presented their awards at the 25th annual SXSW Innovation Awards Ceremony on the evening of Monday, March 13 at the Austin Convention Center. Winners of the Innovation At Work Awards will also be honored at this March 13 ceremony.

Application Overview


A company or person entered into the Awards must have exemplified excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the calendar year 2022 (between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022).


  • Early Entry: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, to 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, September 29, 2022

  • Regular Entry: Friday, September 30, 2022, to 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, November 13, 2022

Late entries will not be accepted.


  • Each Workplace Innovation Award category acknowledges and celebrates the exemplary impact and results in advancing company diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

  • Each nomination must show external and internal improvements in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

  • The leadership team must consist of at least 50% underrepresented individuals (Person of Color, LGBTQ+, indigenous, military veterans, and women)

  • Must have reportable data to support the nomination.

Terms and Conditions

Award Categories

Mid-size Workplace Innovation Award 

500 - 1000 full-time employees and under $1B in revenue

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