TechDiversity Awards 2023 Winners and Merits

We are delighted to make available the winners for the 2023 TechDiversity Awards, 25th May, Melbourne.

Winners & Merit Winners awarded on the night include: 

Business Category
Recognising businesses that have implemented exceptional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within their organisation. These companies have demonstrated a commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment and promoting diversity at all levels.

  • Winner: Blaze Your Trail – A Technology Social Enterprise by Blaze Your Trail
  • Merit Winner: Indigenous Geospatial Consultancy and Mapping Workshops by Winyama Digital Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Merit Winner: Nology – Creating Diverse Tech Talent for the Sector by Nology
  • Merit Winner: Stile’s Women in STEM: Software Engineering Internship by Stile Education
  • Merit Winner: iSTEM Co. by iSTEM Consulting

Education Category:
Highlighting educational institutions or organizations that have made significant strides in promoting diversity and inclusion within the field of education. These initiatives aim to create equitable opportunities for all students and provide support for underrepresented groups in pursuing STEM and tech-related careers.

  • Winner: Tech Pathways for Neurodivergent Australians by Generation Australia
  • Merit Winner: Improving the Learning Environment of Computer Science Students through Tutor and Demonstrator Unconscious Bias Training, By University of Melbourne
  • Merit Winner: Go Girl Go For IT By VIC ICT for Women
  • Merit Winner: HEX By HEX (The Hacker Exchange)

Government Category:
Acknowledging government agencies or departments that have implemented successful diversity and inclusion programs. These initiatives focus on promoting diversity within the public sector, improving representation, and creating inclusive policies and practices.

  • Winner: Diversity & Inclusion at GWW by Greater Western Water
  • Merit Winner: Speak-up Save Lives App by NSW Department of Customer Service
  • Merit Winner: LiPIE (Ladies in Product Innovation & Engineering) by Australia Post

Marketing Category:
Celebrating marketing campaigns or initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. These campaigns aim to challenge stereotypes, foster inclusive narratives, and increase representation in marketing content and communications.

  • Winner: MAGNIFY – Women of Colour in STEM Magazine by STEM Sisters
  • Merit Winner: Westpac Women in Technology by Westpac

Tech for Good Category:
Recognising technology projects or initiatives that have a positive social impact. These initiatives leverage technology to address social challenges, promote equity, and make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

  • Winner: NDIS eLearning Modules by Liquid Interactive and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Merit Winner: My Aged Care by Liquid Interactive and the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Merit Winner: Estelle Lucas – Red Files + Big Sister by Red Files + Big Sister
  • Merit Winner: AWS CloudUp for Her by Amazon Web Services
  • Merit Winner: Upzeez – The NextGen of Baby Nursery Furniture by Upzeez

The TechDiversity Awards have not only recognised outstanding achievements but also inspired a collective commitment to creating diverse, inclusive, and innovative tech workplace environments. The winners and merit winners serve as role models for organisations across industries, demonstrating the profound impact that diversity and inclusion can have on driving positive change.

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