4th Annual Global Equality & Diversity Conference & Awards – shortlist announced

Held in conjunction with the GED Conference, the shortlist for the 2017 awards has been announced. The award ceremony will take place on 30th November 2017, at Crowne Plaza London Docklands, Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16  1AL

The GED Awards recognises individual professionals, organisations and academics who strive to adopt new approaches to diversity and equality. These individuals and companies lead the way in embracing transparency. The Awards are a learning and sharing platform for both the private and public sectors who strive to adopt and develop new approaches to equality in both business, and globally.

Who can nominate?
Any person can nominate another person, or an organisation. Companies can ‘self-nominate’, if they feel that they would like to highlight the effort of an individual or a department. Companies may nominate not only their employees, but also their own contributions towards equality and diversity which occurs through their products, funding, or other activities.

Types of Awards:

The Noon Award – this is awarded to an individual who through personal example or business model, has contributed to greater equality and diversity in gender, identity, race, and opportunity for either people or groups.

The Transparency Award – this is for the best example or published data and transparent information in both business and public sector with regards to staff and/or customer service.

The Impact Award – this is awarded for transparency using research, and making an impact, recognising outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity.

The Research Award – this is for outstanding examples of research methods and insight into equality and diversity in companies or services.

UEL Chancellor’s Award – this award is presented to any individual or business that has demonstrated an impact in a public area through actions of a group or a single business programme.

The Nominees:
The Noon Award:
Kayleigh Bateman, Head of Digital Content, WeAreTheCity & Head of WeAreTechWomen
Jo Field, Founder and Director, JFG Communications
Raj Tulsiani, Chief Executive Officer, Green Park
Fuad Alakbarov, Human Rights Activist, Glasgow

The Transparency Award:
Equality Monitoring of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust's Workforce
Transparency at the Bank of England
Inclusion Team at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

The Impact Award:
Green Park Interim and Executive Search
Diversity and Inclusion at AIG
The Cabinet Office: Improving diversity of participants on Executive Talent Schemes
WISE – People like me campaign

The Research Award:
Roehampton University: Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)Representations of Women Professionals and Leaders
The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin) at the Open University Business School
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: Moving Ahead Project
Medway NHS Foundation Trust: Lookism; is a candidate’s appearance a precursor for role suitability?
Intellectual Property Office: Researching inventor gender profiles in worldwide patenting

UEL Chancellor’s Award - to be selected from the above award entries plus:

Smart Sourcing
Community Cohesion Team at Bedfordshire Police
IBM's Global Supplier Diversity Program
The GED is looking forward to a great turnout by both public and professionals, from around the UK, to
celebrate with them the achievements of the GED Award winners for 2017.


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