Pictured (left-right): Siobhan Sweeney, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Leader at Hubspot and NDI Awards judge; Caroline Tyler, Managing Director of the Irish Centre for Diversity; Andrew Campbell-Edie, Communications Manager at Irish Centre for Diversity and James Cawley, Policy Officer at Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI), Disability Activist and fellow NDI Awards judge.
NATIONAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDS 2023
– Rewarding Ireland’s D&I excellence
We have launched the National Diversity and Inclusion Awards #NDIAWARDS2023. The inaugural awards – taking place at Croke Park, Dublin on 2 February 2023 – will be the first dedicated awards to celebrate advances in D&I in Ireland. The launch calls for entries and nominations from individuals, groups, businesses and organisations from all sectors that are contributing to progress in this vital area.
The judging panel, chaired by Margot Slattery – Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at ISS – and including Senator Eileen Flynn among others will arrive at award winners demonstrating the best practice across 10 categories including Race & Ethnicity, Gender, LGBTQ+ and Disability. There will be additional recognition for leaders, employees, workplace initiatives and public sector bodies that are making a real difference to those around them. Entries and nominations for the awards, which are free to enter, are OPEN NOW at the awards website: www.NDIawards.ie (closing Date Friday 28th October, 2022).
The awards are supported by AIB , Aon, Matheson, Musgrave , National Lottery , Nestle , Publicjobs.ie and others that are enjoying the benefits of making D&I a business priority. Over 400 guests are expected to attend the awards event, which is being MC-ed by Brendan Courtney, who recently completed a Masters in D&I.
Caroline Tyler, Managing Director of the Irish Centre for Diversity said:
“The National Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2023 recognise and acknowledge the incredible work done in the last few years under challenging circumstances. Now more than ever feels like the right time to celebrate the best influential, innovative, and inspiring people working in Diversity & Inclusion in Ireland”
Commenting on her role as Chair of the Judging Panel, Margot Slattery commented:
“Today Diversity & Inclusion have become C-suite priorities in many companies across all sectors. As a life-long advocate for inclusion, I look forward to seeing the initiatives that are being brought to fruition by Irish based companies, recognising their achievements and inspiring others to follow their lead”
Siobhan Sweeney, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Leader at Hubspot and NDI Awards judge said:
“A great deal of work is going into transforming D&I in Ireland and I’m so pleased to be making a contribution to these awards that will celebrate the individuals, groups and organisations that are making the differences we can all benefit from.”
James Cawley, Policy Officer at Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) , Disability Activist and fellow NDI Awards judge added:
“D&I in Ireland has a come a long way in a short space of time and I’m excited to be joining the judging panel for these awards. I am looking forward to playing a part in recognising and rewarding the great work being done”.
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