The DiverseNZ team were part of the more than 500 people who gathered to celebrate the finalists and winners of the 17th Annual Diversity Awards last week.
The finalists and eventual winners across the seven categories were announced on the night. Included among those honoured were DiverseNZ Inc funding partners EY and Vodafone New Zealand.
A highlight of the awards came from seeing how some of the smaller organisations embodied diversity & inclusion in their practices. The video case studies shown of all the finalists illustrated the multitude of ways these leaders embrace diversity and inclusion, and showed how sometimes just one small change or commitment can create huge results for an entire business.
Technical service provider Jacobs, the overall Supreme Award winner, were recognised for their active commitment to diversity across the business. Their journey began in 2006 with a focus on gender inequality but has since spread to a broader focus on inclusion.
Walk the Talk Award Winner, Ranjna Patel reflects on how she began her diversity and inclusion journey: “Our culture of diversity has been one of the pillars of our organisation since we started 37 years ago. We felt that we had to give back to the community the same generosity they have extended to us when we started.”
DiverseNZ Inc congratulates all finalists from the awards, and in particular the following winners from each category:
Jacobs, Empowerment & Supreme Award Winner
Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital, Cultural Celebration Award Winner
Odyssey, Divers-ability Award Winner
Nirvana Health Group, Positive Inclusion Award Winner
Russell Group, Skills Highway Award Winner
Aurecon, Tomorrow’s Workforce Award Winner
Ranjna Patel, NZ Asian Leaders, Walk the Talk Award Winner
Andrew.Stewart Ltd, Work Life Balance
To read the case studies of the Diversity Award winners click here.
Topics: diversity, EEO Trust