MEDIA INFORMATION – Friday 9 February 2024
Ireland’s D&I Excellence Celebrated as National Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2024 Winners Announced
Winners of the National Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2024 (www.NDIawards.ie) were announced at a gala event in Dublin’s Royal Convention Centre on Thursday 8 February. 11 winners were recognised for their outstanding work with Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) across award categories covering Race & Ethnicity, Gender, LGBTQ+, Disability and more.
Organised by the Irish Centre for Diversity (www.irishcentrefordiversity.ie), the event is the only dedicated celebration and recognition of advances in D&I in Ireland. The awards are supported by a host of leading names that are driving progress on D&I in the workplace – including AIB, An Post, Aon, Cpl, ESB, IDA Ireland, Laya healthcare, Matheson LLP, Musgrave, the National Lottery and PublicJobs.ie.
The judging panel was impressed by the extremely high quality of over 150 submissions, which highlights the wealth of work going into transforming Irish workplaces and cultures into environments where everyone shares a sense of belonging and can thrive. Chaired by Margot Slattery – Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at ISS, the panel included Mamobo Ogoro – Founder and CEO, Gorm; Maria Walsh MEP; Siobhan Cafferty, Generation Change; Siobhán Sweeney – Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Element Materials Technology; Adam Harris – CEO, As I Am; Gavin Hennessy – Diversity & Inclusion Lead, AXA Ireland; Jed Dowling – Festival Director, Dublin LGBTQ Pride CLG; Shane O’Brien – Senior Manager, EMEA Employee Experience, MongoDB; Simon Myciunka – CEO, Bauer Media Audio UK and Stephen Cluskey – CEO, Mobility Mojo – all key players moving the needle and keeping progress on D&I as a business priority.
NATIONAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARDS 2024 WINNERS
Advancing Disability Equality Award proudly sponsored by Aon
Houses of the Oireachtas Service
Highly Commended – Dalata Hotel Group
Diversity & Inclusion Leader / Emerging Leader Award proudly sponsored by AIB
Gerardine Doyle, University College Dublin
Advancing Race / Ethnicity Equality Award proudly sponsored by An Post
Highly Commended – Medtronic
Outstanding Diversity Initiative Award proudly sponsored by Matheson LLP
Nestlé UK & Ireland
LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award proudly sponsored by National Lottery
Brown Thomas Arnotts
Advancing Gender Equality Award proudly sponsored by ESB
Outstanding Employee Resource Group Award proudly sponsored by Laya healthcare
Highly Commended – ptsb
Advancing Social Inclusion Award proudly sponsored by IDA Ireland
Mr Price Branded Bargains
Highly Commended – SOLAS
Public Sector Organisation of the year Award proudly sponsored by PublicJobs.ie
Central Bank of Ireland
Employee of the Year Award proudly sponsored by Musgrave
Christina Haney, DBFL Consulting Engineers
Company of the Year Award proudly sponsored by Cpl
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Caroline Cummins – Managing Director, Irish Centre for Diversity comments:
“Thank you to everyone and all the organisations that entered the National Diversity & Inclusion Awards. The awards celebrate and champion individuals and organisations that go above and beyond in their commitment to excellence in D&I, so very well-deserved congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to the award sponsors and judges – all key leaders in cementing D&I progress as a business priority.”
Everyone benefits when best practice on D&I is shared and the award Sponsors, Winners, Highly-Commendeds and Finalists will be sharing their insights and experience in a series of 11 webinars between 20 February and 20 March 2024. The sessions will highlight policies and initiatives that can be applied to other businesses and organisations of all sizes, from all sectors and at various stages of the D&I journey. Further details and registration available at www.irishcentrefordiversity.ie/events
Over 450 guests attended the event which was MC-ed by Brendan Courtney, Broadcaster & Fashion designer, who recently completed a Masters in D&I. The evening featured entertainment from Waterford’s Mount Sion Choir, which champions D&I across Waterford and beyond and Dana Masters, rousing jazz singer.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND MEDIA ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT
Andrew Campbell-Edie, Communications Manager – Irish Centre for Diversity
E: email@example.com T: 086 127 8701
About Irish Centre for Diversity
The Irish Centre for Diversity works in partnership with organisations across Ireland to help them embed Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in all they do. We want organisations to do more than just tick boxes; we want them to transform the workplace environment to one, which is equitable and inclusive. Our services include the highly prestigious Investors in Diversity, which is Ireland’s premier all-encompassing D&I accreditation offering a holistic framework for improving workplace cultures.