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WIRe announces shortlist for 2021 MRX Diversity Champion award

September 15, 2021

September 15 2021— LOS ANGELES, CA — Women in Research (WIRe) has announced a shortlist of nominees for this year's MRX Diversity Champion award, presented in partnership with the Insights Association and FUEL. The award recognizes those making a positive difference in others’ lives and our industry through their significant contributions in the arena of diversity.

The shortlist of finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Aarti Mishra Tripathi, AMT Market Research
  • Alexis Lopez, Alter Agents
  • Angelica Jump, EMI Research Solutions
  • Catherine Yuile, Edelman Data & Intelligence (Dx)
  • Cheryl Hung, DIG Insights
  • Claire Kearney-Volpe, Verizon
  • Danielle Coe, Black Women in Clinical Research
  • Gabriel Soto, Edison Research
  • Hilary Borndahl, Miix Analytics Inc.
  • Jessica Broome, Southpaw Insights
  • Kerry Edelstein, Research Narrative
  • Kerry Sprouston, DBM Social
  • James Endersby, Opinium Research
  • Lisa Bailey, Trinity Life Sciences
  • Lisa Wright, Canadian Viewpoint
  • Lukas Pospichal, GreenBook
  • Momo Amjad, The Future Laboratory
  • Priyanka Carr, Momentive
  • Sherri Dansby, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Shannon Danzy, RALLY
  • Talia Lipkind, Lucid
  • Theo Francis, Guineapig Fieldwork

Submissions for the award opened mid-year and asked for nominees who embodies the values of respect, dignity, autonomy, and equality. The award judges will now select winners, who will be formally announced at CRC in Dallas, October 20-22.

The judging panel includes WIRe Founder, Kristin Luck; CEO of Insights Association, Melanie Courtright; Director, Client Solutions at Schlesinger Group and WIRe in Color program chair Marion Elliott; and VP, Telephone Operations at Burke and last year's award winner, Damon Jones.


About WIRe

Women in Research (WIRe) is a global non-profit that champions diversity in the marketing research industry, supporting events and educational programming across five continents. WIRe programming facilitates leadership, entrepreneurship, mentoring and other career development goals. WIRe’s mission is to foster inclusion and advance the contributions and voice of women and other marginalized groups in research, both for themselves and the greater good of the market research industry.

About FUEL

FUEL offers global front-to-back fieldwork management for all your online and in-person qualitative and quantitative research needs. With a worldwide network of heavily-vetted partners and 24/7 support – our consultative and powerful team mobilizes our network of moderators, recruiters, data experts, facilities, translators, and anything else you may need, to deliver dependable research that empowers your clients to make decisions with clarity and confidence.

About Insights Association

As the leading voice, resource and network of the marketing research and data analytics community, the Insights Association empowers intelligent business decisions. All revenue is invested in quality standards, legal and business advocacy, education, certification, and direct support to enable members to thrive in an evolving industry and drive business impact.