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2020 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
The Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of individuals and organisations in promoting LGBT+ equality and inclusion in Hong Kong.

The 2020 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards are open for nominations between 5 November 2018 and 12 February 2020. Nominations are free of charge. 

At the prestigious 2020 LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner on 14 May 2020, Community Business will reveal the winners of the Awards. 

In the past years, being either a finalist or a winner of our LGBT+ Inclusion Awards has provided both organisations and individuals with an important platform for them to promote and amplify their meaningful efforts in driving LGBT+ inclusion. 

Awards

Organisation Awards

LGBT+ Network Award 最佳同志網絡

  • To recognise an employee network that has played a proactive role in promoting LGBT+ inclusion and demonstrating strong engagement with, and commitment to, local Hong Kong LGBT+ employees.
    Eligibility: An LGBT+ employee network based in Hong Kong.

LGBT+ Mentoring Award  同志共融啟迪同行大奬

  • To recognise an organisation which has made significant effort to support, encourage and mentor other organisations to address LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong. In particular, we are looking to acknowledge mentorship of the local Hong Kong corporate sector.
    Eligibility: An organisation based in Hong Kong.

LGBT+ Newcomer Award 同志共融優秀新晉機構

  • To recognise an organisation which has recently started on its LGBT+ inclusion journey in Hong Kong (within the last 2 years) and has made significant progress. 
    Eligibility: An organisation based in Hong Kong.

LGBT+ Marketing Award 最佳同志共融活動市場推廣

  • To recognise a marketing campaign which has incorporated and/or promoted LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.
    Eligibility: A marketing campaign promoted in Hong Kong – may include advertising, events, website, social media, etc.

LGBT+ Customer Engagement Award (NEW)

  • To recognise an organisation which has made proactive efforts in promoting LGBT+ inclusion when interacting with its clients and/or customers in Hong Kong. 
    Eligibility: An organisation based in Hong Kong.

 

Individual Awards

LGBT+ Executive Sponsor Award 卓越公司發起人

  • To recognise a senior executive sponsor based in Hong Kong who has spoken up and used their influence to promote LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong. Kong. 
    Eligibility: A senior business executive based in Hong Kong who is not in a line Diversity & Inclusion role.

LGBT+ Inclusion Champion Award 傑出同志共融大使

  • To recognise an LGBT+ employee based in Hong Kong who has taken proactive and effective steps to promote an LGBT+ inclusive culture in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.
    Eligibility: An LGBT+ employee (any level) based in Hong Kong.  Priority will be given to employees whose primary job is not related to Diversity & Inclusion.

LGBT+ Ally Award 傑出同志盟友

  • To recognise a non-LGBT+ individual who has demonstrated personal passion and commitment to promoting LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.Kong. 
    Eligibility: An employee (any level) who does not identify as LGBT+ based in Hong Kong.

 

Organisation / Individual Award

Lesbian Inclusion Award 同志共融大獎

  • To recognise an organisation or individual who has played a proactive and visible role in promoting lesbian inclusion in the workplace and business community in Hong Kong.Kong. 
    Eligibility: An organisation/individual based in Hong Kong.

 

Community Awards

LGBT+ Community Impact Award 最具影響力同志共融社區項目

  • To recognise a community-based LGBT+ initiative that has had a significant positive impact in promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong. Kong. 
    Eligibility: An initiative led by a not-for-profit organisation in Hong Kong.

LGBT+ Youth Champion Award 傑出同志共融青年大使

  • To recognise a young person (age 25 and below) or youth focused community organisation which has advocated for and championed LGBT+ inclusion in their community in Hong Kong.Kong. 
    Eligibility: An individual or organisation based in Hong Kong.

Selection & Judging Process

Recognising the role of these awards in promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong, we will assess award nominations in each category based on the extent to which they are:

Shortlisting: Community Business will shortlist 3-4 finalists for each Award category in line with stated criteria.

Judging Panel: We work hard to ensure a robust, objective and credible judging process. This includes the formation of a Judging Panel with representation from senior members of the Community Business team as well as external stakeholders. 

The finalists will be interviewed by a Judging Panel comprised of:

  • 2 senior representatives from Community Business
  • 1-2 external experts in the relevant field
  • 1 senior executive from the Award Sponsor

Sponsorship

Please get in touch to find out about Award or Gala sponsorship opportuntiies. 

2020 Hong Kong LGBT+ Gala Dinner

Award winners will be announced at our prestigious 2020 Hong Kong LBGT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner, to be held at Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, on Thursday 14 May in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). 

We expect over 300 guests including business executives and leaders, LGBT+ advocates and community leaders. Join us, as we celebrate the outstanding work that is being done to promote LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong and raise funds to sustain our continued work in this area.