Advancing Gender Equality Award Part 2

An award to recognise an organisation that has excelled in advancing gender equality. Entrants will need to demonstrate how they are leading on the agenda by removing barriers, implementing fair processes and inclusive initiatives to improve engagement and experience of all genders.

Closing date for entries: Friday 20 October, 2023

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Submissions should meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Outline the steps taken to create an inclusive culture by challenging inequalities or bias in the workplace
  • Evidence of positive actions taken to promote equal opportunities for all genders, allowing them to realise their full potential
  • Evidence of positive impact / outcomes of processes and policies that are in place relating to gender equality
  • Demonstrate activity to address gender pay gap

Complete your Nomination

Please provide an outline of the activity in the entry/nomination form.  Shortlisted entrants will be asked to provide evidence at a later part of the judging process.

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Length of Submission

750 words per submission. Entries over 750 words will be cut at the 750 word mark and the remainder deleted before consideration

Support Material(s)

No support material can be accepted with the initial entry. If shortlisted as a finalist, you will be invited to a 30-minute interview with a judge/judges.  You may use a presentation as part of the interview and the judges will accept a copy of the presentation after the interview.


If shortlisted for an interview with a judge/judges, consider which member of your team can best share the story of your D&I initiative.  Plan your interview so all participants are given an opportunity to speak and consider diversity in the interview panel.


The judges are looking for strategies that had/have real impact in the workplace.  Include focus on the transformation that result from the D&I initiatives. Ensure this is referenced from initial application and, if shortlisted,  expanded on in the interview.

Highlight the exceptional

Impress the judges by ensuring the entry focuses on exceptional efforts.

NDIA 2024 Awards Categories & Sponsors

This year’s National Diversity & Inclusion Awards cover 11 categories of excellence.

Advancing Disability Equality Award

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Advancing Race / Ethnicity Equality Award

Advancing Gender Equality Award

Company of the Year Award

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award

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Employee of the Year Award

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Public Sector Organisation of the Year Award

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Diversity and Inclusion Leader / Emerging Leader Award

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Outstanding Employee Resource Group Award

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Outstanding Diversity Initiative Award

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Advancing Social Inclusion Award

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