The sixth annual awards honor the products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are driving change, tackling issues from climate change to inequality, and so much more.
St. Louis, MO: The winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises.
Inclusively, a cutting edge employment solution designed to connect underrepresented job seekers with employers who are committed to building an authentic and inclusive workforce, was named finalist in the Workplace Category of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards. Inclusively uses its proprietary technology to empower employers to recruit from a hidden talent pool that is filtered out by nearly all Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). By “screening in” frequently overlooked talent matching them to jobs based on their professional background, skills, and self-disclosed accommodations, as well as by providing best practices and instruction for inclusion retention strategies, Inclusively is humanizing the recruitment process and creating an inclusion solution worthy of a World Changing Idea Award.
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honorable mentions—with climate, social justice, and AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. In addition, several new categories have been added this year including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
Fast Company’s Summer 2022 issue (on newsstands May 10, 2022) will showcase some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling global challenges. The issues highlight, among others, probiotics for coral reefs, easy-to-assemble kit homes for refugees or disaster survivors, a 3D printed vaccine patch, an electric truck, a system to heat homes from the waste heat of a name-brand factory, and prosecutor-initiated resentencing for overly long prison sentences.
“The disabled community is the nation’s largest underemployed minority population with over 60 million people and an employment rate below 30%,” said Charlotte Dales, CEO & Co-Founder, Inclusively. “We are honored to be recognized by Fast Company, and we will continue our focus to drive employment among the disability community and create change that is both a matter of human dignity and economic urgency.”
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”
For more information, please visit inclusively.com.
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Inclusively is an innovative employment solution designed to connect underrepresented job seekers with employers who are committed to building an authentic inclusive workforce. As a workforce inclusion partner, we utilize our proprietary platform, training and processes to unlock the value of previously screened out talent. Our experts work with clients to rebuild historically exclusionary processes. Our platform matches diverse candidates to roles based on candidate skills, experience, and accommodations. And our lean-learning model ensures clients have access to knowledge and expertise when they need it. For more information, please visit inclusively.com.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.