Profiles in Diversity Journal, a quarterly publication dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion, has announced the winners of its 2023 Black Leadership Awards. The awards recognize 45 outstanding black professionals across various fields for their career achievements and community service.
“The excellent leaders featured in PDJ’s 2023 fourth-quarter issue are leaders and teachers with a passion for guiding, mentoring, and advocating for their professions, communities, and the next generation of professionals,” said James Rector, publisher of Profiles in Diversity Journal.
Among the winners is Vazantha Meyers, Vice President of Discovery Services at HaystackID, a leading provider of specialized eDiscovery services. “I am incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized among this distinguished group of black leaders,” said Meyers. “Throughout my career, I have strived to be a role model and mentor to other black professionals. At HaystackID, we work hard to foster an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse culture where all employees have opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.”
Since 1999, Profiles in Diversity Journal has helped promote diversity and inclusion by profiling visionary leaders and innovative programs. The upcoming issue will highlight the 2023 Black Leadership Award winners through detailed essays discussing their inspirational personal and professional journeys.
HaystackID CEO Hal Brooks added, “Vazantha is an absolutely invaluable leader at our company. Her deep expertise in eDiscovery, coupled with her unwavering commitment to mentoring and developing our team members, exemplifies the spirit of this prestigious award. We are extremely fortunate to have her contributions at HaystackID.”
Pamela Bartlett, Chief People Officer at HaystackID, commented, “I speak for our entire leadership team when I say we could not be more proud of Vazantha for this incredibly well-deserved recognition. Day in and day out, she makes tremendous contributions to both our organization’s success and to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our industry. Vazantha is a shining example of a compassionate, dedicated leader committed to lifting those around her.”
HaystackID provides specialized eDiscovery services to corporate legal departments and law firms. The company strongly focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion, with employee resource groups, continuous training programs, and partnerships with diverse professional associations.
The complete list of 2023 Black Leadership Award winners includes outstanding professionals in law, business, technology, sports, and other fields. The award highlights individual honorees and the organizations that actively support and empower black leaders to excel.
The winners will be profiled in the upcoming fourth quarter issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal, available online in late December. The award recognizes the achievements of exceptional black professionals and the companies committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that supports law firms and corporate legal departments and has increased its offerings and expanded with five acquisitions since 2018. Its core offerings now include Global Advisory, Discovery Intelligence, HaystackID Core®, and artificial intelligence-enhanced Global Managed Review services powered by ReviewRight®. The company has achieved ISO 27001 compliance and completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit for all five trust principles for the third year in a row. Repeatedly recognized as a trusted service provider by prestigious publishers such as Chambers, Gartner, IDC, and The National Law Journal, HaystackID implements innovative cyber discovery services, enterprise solutions, and legal discovery offerings to leading companies across North America and Europe, all while providing best-in-class customer service and prioritizing security, privacy, and integrity. For more information about its suite of services, including programs and solutions for unique legal enterprise needs, please visit HaystackID.com.