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2019 D&I in India Best Practice Awards

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
The finalists for India’s most credible and rigorous D&I Awards – designed to uncover and showcase D&I best practice in India, have now been announced!

First introduced in 2018, Community Business’ D&I in India Best Practice Awards recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of organisations in promoting diversity and inclusion (D&I) in India.  The 2019 Award Nomination process ran from May to August 2019 and the finalists of the 2019 D&I in India Best Practice Awards have been invited to showcase their approaches and share their learnings at a ½ day D&I in India Best Practice Conference taking place in Bangalore on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

2019 Award Categories

The 8 Award Categories are as follows:

Employee Network Award
To recognise an employee network that has played a proactive role in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as aligned its activities to the priorities of the business in India.

 

 

Advancement of Women Award
To recognise a specific initiative that has had a positive and measurable impact on supporting and promoting the advancement of women in the workplace in India.

 

 

Disability Confidence Award
To recognise an organisation that has demonstrated a comprehensive and proactive approach to building disability confidence and creating a more inclusive workplace for people with disabilities in India.

 

LGBT+ Inclusion Award
To recognise an organisation that has demonstrated a comprehensive and proactive approach to creating an inclusive workplace for LGBT+ employees in India.

 

 

D&I Business Leader Award NEW
To recognise a business leader/senior executive who has demonstrated personal passion and used his/her influence to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond in India.

 

 

D&I Champion Of Change Award NEW 
To recognise an HR/D&I corporate professional who has been a visible and committed champion of change in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond in India.

 

D&I Pioneering Initiative Award NEW 
To recognise a specific initiative that demonstrates a bold, new, different or creative approach to promoting and/or advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace in India.

 

Promoting Social Inclusion Award NEW
To recognise a corporate initiative that has had a positive and measurable impact in promoting the social inclusion of a diverse or under-represented group in the wider community* in India.
*Note, this is not a workplace initiative

 

Nomination & Assessment

Differentiated by a rigorous assessment and judging process, the Awards nominations took place between 6 May – 16 August 2019. 

 

Award nominations were made online via our dedicated Awards Platform

Award Nominations were reviewed by senior representatives of Community Business. To ensure credibility and objectivity, shortlisted candidates (Finalists) were invited to present to a Judging Panel, comprising at least 1 external judge. Details of 2019 Judges can be viewed here.

Assessment Criteria

Award nominations have been assessed based on the following assessment criteria:

​​STRATEGIC

PROACTIVE IMPACTFUL SUSTAINABLE

 

Eligibility

The D&I in India Best Practice Awards were open to all companies with a commitment to advancing D&I in India. Participating organisations did not need to be a member of DIAN or DIAN India. Nominations related to India activities between May 2018 and August 2019.
 

2019 Conference & Awards Ceremony

A key objective of these Awards is to facilitate the sharing of learnings and drive the wider adoption of best practice. 

To facilitate this, we are holding a ½ day Conference providing the opportunity for the finalists of the various Awards to participate in panel discussions sharing their approach and insights. 

The formal Conference programme will culminate in a celebratory Awards Ceremony where the winners of each Award will be revealed and presented with trophies.

Mark your calendar and book your table now!

 

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