Diversity Ally, the leading Diversity and Inclusion organisation specifically for the Events, MICE and Hospitality industries, has announced the opening of applications for the inaugural Diversity in Events Awards. The latest step in their commitment and mission to drive diversity through events.
“It’s time to recognise and celebrate the organisations, businesses and internal champions who are demonstrably doing their part to create a more diverse and inclusive events industry.” — Ashanti Bentil-Dhue (Co-founder)
Categories include; Best D&I initiative, Most Accessible Event Technology, Most Accessible Venue, Most Diverse and Inclusive Event (live & virtual) and Diversity Champion of the Year.
Who Can Enter The Awards?
The awards are open to applications from any organisation, in any sector (public & private) including; media, education, tech, charities, publishers, brands, agencies, venues and individuals that deliver events in all of its forms, whether that’s in person events, virtual events, brand activations or experiential marketing campaigns. Factors such as accessibility, diversifying supply chains, diverse marketing collateral and content, diverse team make up and championing DEI initiatives will be considered when applications are made.
Companies, organisations, brands and individuals who have pro-actively incorporated, championed and demonstrated diverse and inclusive elements in their events are welcome to submit an application. Applicants can view award guidelines and read the criteria on the website: https://www.diversityineventsawards.com/live/en/page/home
Early Bird Applications are open until the 30th of November
“We have been privy to some great DEI initiatives and developments in the industry, at events and by organisations and individuals, that deserve recognition. These awards as well as being a celebration are also about demonstrating and inspiring best DEI practice by appreciating what our peers have been doing in this area and through the delivery of the awards itself.”
Gabrielle Austen-Browne, Co-Founder, Diversity Ally
The awards already have some fantastic sponsors onboard including Royal Museums Greenwich, who have kindly sponsored the stunning Cutty Sark for the awards ceremony itself. Claire Bastin, Head of Events at Royal Museums Greenwich, says, “It is with great pleasure and pride that Venues at Royal Museums of Greenwich will host the inaugural Diversity Ally, Diversity In Events Awards in April 2022. As champions of diversity in the events industry, we look forward to celebrating the achievements and the talents of our industry peers.”
Evessio have sponsored the Awards Room and Awards Hub, the award application platform. “Evessio are proud to be sponsoring the Diversity In Events Awards and are looking forward to celebrating such a fantastic event that champions inclusion and diversity in the events industry”, says Marketing Manager, Claire Singleton.
If you are interested in sponsoring the awards please email [email protected]
To learn more about The Diversity In Events Awards, visit https://www.diversityally.co.uk/the-diversity-in-events-awards-1
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