• AmCham member, Worldwide Flight Services, wins the Second Annual Washburne Award for Innovation in Diversity

    May 14 2013, 01:00 - 01:00


    The U.S. Embassy in Paris, in partnership with the AmCham France and the French American Foundation France, held the second annual Washburne Award for Innovation and Diversity at the U.S. Ambassador's residence.

    AmCham is honored to have one of our members,  Worldwide Flight Services, as the French Laureate for the 2013 Washburne. Coca Cola Enterprise was the American Laureate.

    Thank you to all of our companies who applied this year! (For more information, please see our website,

    Purpose of the Award

    • To advance shared Franco-American goals that promote diversity and that reflect our longstanding commitment to developing economic opportunity for all citizens;
    • To honor French and American companies which develop innovative programs that promote diversity in the workplace by publicly recognizing private sector organizations that excel in the recruitment, training, and mentoring of employees from diverse backgrounds.  This includes programs that prepare/empower individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the mainstream economy;
    • To promote employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in France by encouraging companies to identify and develop young talent from diverse backgrounds;
    • To encourage entrepreneurship in disadvantaged areas by expanding the capacity of French and American companies to recruit talented individuals;
    • To increase Franco-American exchanges of information and ideas regarding diversity, training, and recruitment of disadvantaged youth, as well as job creation.