History & Evolution
The Helios HR Apollo Awards was a 10-year program that recognized Greater Washington leaders for innovative talent development initiatives. Launched in 2007, this program served a void in our community that focused primarily on how leaders can build a culture that encourages growth, both professionally and personally. It generated a wave of interest of more than 500 local leaders in attendance who wanted to move our region forward with next practices to attract and retain exceptional people. We had the honor to recognize hundreds of organizations, ranging from small boutique firms to some of the largest organizations worldwide. We gained data, met amazing colleagues, and had a ton of fun over the decade.
It was through the Apollo Awards that we heard feedback on ways we could further serve our industry and the community we’ve built. Through surveys and conversations year after year, we heard a reoccurring theme: HR and C-level leaders need more time together to have meaningful conversations to move their businesses forward. After the 10th season, Helios evolved to the Human Capital Impact Forum to do just that.