Dana Receives MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Company Award

Dana Receives MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Company Award

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers said Dana's commitment to diversity is shown in its recruitment efforts, suppliers and more.

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers honored Dana Inc. with the 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Company Award on November 1, 2023, at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.

“Dana has embraced the ethos of DEI within their company and surrounding communities, promising a more diversified path forward for the aftermarket,” said Megan Gardner, executive director, marketing and communications, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association. “Dana’s dedication to DEI across their organizational fabric is not only groundbreaking, but is generating significant outcomes that enrich the aftermarket and diversify their team. Congratulations to the Dana team.”

Dana has firmly embedded DEI into its core values, challenging conventional norms with policies such as their Supplier Diversity initiative. The company’s commitment is evident in its diverse workforce recruitment, engagement of diverse suppliers, and efforts to involve employees in key decisions. In addition, Dana’s DEI metrics, governed by a specialized council, ensure accountability, consistency, and growth, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers said.

Dana provides mandatory DEI education for senior managers, collaborates with key diversity-focused organizations, and continuously measures their DEI impact. These endeavors have earned Dana accolades such as “World’s Most Ethical Companies 2023” and “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023,” showcasing their dedication to a truly inclusive workplace, according to MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers.

“We’re honored to receive the MEMA DEI Champion award at AAPEX. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to Dana’s operations and values,” said Vanesa Badillo, senior manager, talent development, who received the award on behalf of Dana. “We challenge norms, nurture inclusivity, and build on our diverse strengths. This award both recognizes our DEI achievements and supports our future commitment to every Dana employee’s success.”

Also honored during the award presentation were Tammy Tecklenburg, founder & CEO, dott., who was awarded the MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers DEI Leadership Award (Individual) and Marc Blackman, chief executive officer at Gold Eagle, who was named the 2023 MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Advocacy Champion.

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