The D&I Champion award recognizes an individual who has made a sustained contribution to Diversity and Inclusion in the digital infrastructure industry.
The 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award has been given to Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Data Centers. Nancy has been a tireless advocate for opening the doors of opportunity in the construction and data center industry for women. In 2019 and 2020 to date, she has spoken over 35 times in varied settings devoted to advancing diversity in STEM education, and she serves on the board of multiple organizations concentrating on creating inclusive work environments. In October 2020, Nancy was named Executive Sponsor for iMasons’ emerging focus on the digital divide due to her persistent work with this issue. Within Compass Data Centers, Nancy has led initiatives on D&I from the board room, where 50% of the organization are women, to the job site, where 100% of the construction managers are women.
We’d also like to congratulate our 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Finalists:
- Heather Dooley, Global Director, Business Operations, Learning and Tools. Google Data Centers
- Suzie Gleeson, VP Global Accounts, Digital Realty
- Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer, EdgeConneX
- Michael Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, Stream Data Centers