2024 TechDiversity
Awards Nomination

Elevate Your DE+I Initiative or Nominate Another

Shine a Spotlight on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Tech workforces in any industry at the TechDiversity Awards 23 May 2024.

Key Dates & Awards Details

Nomination submissions closed: 18 January 2024
Nomination: multiple category applications are welcome for the same initiative if relevant to the category
Judging open: 14 February 2024
Venue: Grand Hyatt Melbourne | Gala Dinner date: 23 May 2024


Why Submit a Nomination?

In the ever-evolving landscape of today’s workforces, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives have become not just a necessity but a driving force for innovation, progress, and societal transformation.

It’s time to shine a spotlight on these remarkable initiatives that are not only shaping tech workforces but also weaving a tapestry of inclusivity across sectors like retail, banking, energy, and more. At TechDiversity, we understand that diversity knows no boundaries, and that’s why our nominations are as diverse as the organisations and individuals submitting them.

Whether you want to showcase your own DEI achievements or celebrate the inspiring work of others, this is your opportunity to contribute to the impact of DEI and raising awareness of it’s power to drive business success only propel business success but also enhance the well-being and productivity of individuals and the broader community.

Join us in celebrating and learning from the stories of organisations and people who are championing DEI across industries.

Download a full description of each category and share this opportunity with your team. Click here.

Let’s illuminate the transformative power of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The nominations window closes on December 15th, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this incredible journey.

Here are some of the organisations that have submitted in the previous years:

TechDiversity previous nominations

Explore previous awards

So many inspirational stories and speakers. It was a fantastic evening. I still find myself reflecting back on the phenomenal evening filled with so many inspirational people, stories and speakers that are making real change for so many. It has supercharged me too to expand my thinking and be a catalyst for change. – Nerine Erasmus, Delivery Manager at REA Group

TechDiversity Awards Categories

Here is a summary of each category, you can include your intiative in more than one category if it is applicable, please download our pdf that has more details regarding the categories.

Business

This is the category for you if you work:

  • Within a traditional business model
  • For a traditional tech company
  • In a tech department within any industry
  • At a consultancy working with businesses
  • For a scale-up/start-up

What might this look like?

  • Creation of a hub to help solve the problem of employability for International Students, focusing on empowering these students and graduates to participate in the Australian startup ecosystem.
  • A ‘Developer’ program offering a paid scholarship and full-time salary to women changing careers or re-entering the software engineering field.
  • An initiative progressing diversity across the whole organisation.

Education

This is the category for you if you work:

  • For an academic institution
  • Run research projects aligned with education
  • For an organisation running a joint project/initiative with education
  • At a consultancy working with Education / Academia
  • For a scale-up/start-up that works with Education.

What might this look like?

  • A research project that trials female-only tutorials in a first-year programming subject to increase female student engagement in Computer Science.
  • A social innovation showcasing the talents of people with Autism.
  • An outreach program introducing STEM to school-age students.

Government

This is the category for you if you work:

  • For any government agency, federal or state
  • For an organisation running a joint project/initiative with a government agency
  • At a consultancy working with government
  • For a scale-up/start-up that works with Government.

What might this look like?

  • Developing an app that indicates local available services for people without a home.
  • Creating an online accessibility toolkit for digital platforms and content that are accessible and inclusive.
  • A program employing people with ASD into a Government department for at least two years.

Campaign of the Year

This is the category for you if you work for any organisation and have been involved in creating and/or developing a campaign to support a DE+I initiative, product, or solution.

What might this look like?

  • A campaign encouraging the Australian LGBTI community to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
  • A campaign promoting a ‘Return to Work Program’ to help individuals (particularly women) who have taken a career break of two or more years transition back to the workforce.
  • Creation of a quarterly digital publication empowering women of color in STEM in Australia.

Tech for Good

This is the category for you if you work for any organisation that uses technology for good to create a product or solution AND addresses, includes, or benefits DE+I.

Tech for Good Categories:

  • Social Impact – Addressing societal challenges to help society flourish and organisations succeed. Examples: Education, Utilities, Poverty & Homelessness, Healthcare, Unemployment, Gender Inequality, Property Prices, Human Rights.
  • Environmental Sustainability – Interacting with the planet responsibly to conserve natural resources and protect ecosystems. Examples: Climate Change, Recycling, Conservation, Eco-friendly Packaging, Reducing Emissions, Clean Water, Reforestation.
  • Accessibility & Inclusivity – Building a more inclusive and accessible world. Examples: Assistive Technology, Language-based Services, Minimising Inaccessibility, LGBTQ+, Race & Ethnicity, Free/Low-Cost Tech.
  • Health & Wellbeing – Helping individuals and organisations create a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Examples: Fitness & Recreation, Mental Health Services, Physical Health Tech, Harm Minimisation, Sport, Community Engagement.

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