Laya Healthcare Outstanding Employee Resource Group Part 2

An award to recognise an Employee Resource Group that can demonstrate a stand-out commitment and impact of their diversity and inclusion initiatives and processes. Entrants will need to be able to demonstrate the on-going value and impact of their work in shaping and driving their organisation’s charge in relation to inclusion and diversity.

Closing date for entries: Friday 20 October, 2023

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Submissions should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate positive impact both internally and externally
  • Diverse representation from across all departments within the organisation including senior management
  • Evidence of regular meetings with a record of agreed priorities and impact
  • Demonstrate efforts made to engage with external contacts to widen the reach and impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives


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

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

Diversity & Inclusion / Emerging Leader Award

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Advancing Disability Equality Award

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Company of the Year Award

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Outstanding Employee Resource Group Award

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Outstanding Diversity Initiative Award

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Employee of the Year Award

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award

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Public Sector Organisation of the Year Award

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Advancing Race/Ethnicity Equality Award

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Advancing Social Inclusion Award

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Advancing Gender Equality Award

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