The IFE Awards celebrate leaders at different stages of career who have leveraged innovation to improve outcomes for Black learners.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes an emerging leader in the education and workforce sector that exemplifies the power of innovation to address important challenges.

Advancing Equity Award

The Advancing Equity Award is bestowed on a leader that has a record of scaling effective and innovative solutions for Black learners.

Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award is presented to an accomplished leader who has also succeeded in increasing the number of innovative Black leaders across the education and workforce sector.

2020 Award Winners
Rediet Abebe
Rising Star Award Winner
Carmita Semaan
Advancing Equity Award Winner
Jim Shelton
Trailblazer Award Winner
2019 Award Winners
Yscaira Jimenez
Rising Star Award Winner
Jawanza Karriem Colvin
Advancing Equity Award Winner
Lamont Repollet
Trailblazer Award Winner