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2021 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.

Overview

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 2021 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards will be open for nominations between early October 2020 and late January 2021. Nominations are free of charge.

At the prestigious 2021 LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner in Mid May 2021, Community Business will reveal the winners of the Awards and announce the results of the LGBT+ Inclusion Index.

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.

 

Award Categories

Organisation Award

1. LGBT+ Network Award 最佳同志網絡

Individual Awards

2. LGBT+ Executive Sponsor Award 卓越公司發起人

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

4. LGBT+ Ally Award 傑出同志盟友

Community Award

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

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+ 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.

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.

Eligibility: An employee (any level) who does not identify as LGBT+ based in Hong Kong.

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.

Eligibility: An initiative led by a not-for-profit organisation 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:

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

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

Awards nomination period starts from 5 October 2020 to 29 January 2021. Click here to start your submission process!

Frequently Asked Questions

If my organisation is making an Index submission, do we still have to nominate for the Awards?

Yes. The Index and the Awards are two different programmes with two sets of submission and assessment processes. Joining one does not automatically sign you in for the other. You will have to submit separate entries, and the results of one will not impact the other.

 

Can I get involved in the Awards without making a nomination?

You can show your commitment to LGBT+ inclusion by sponsoring our Awards. We rely on Award sponsorships to sustain this impactful programme. Award sponsors will have branding benefits, be involved in the Award judging panel, enjoy discounts on Gala Dinner tables and present the Award to the winner at the Gala.

 

How do you choose members of the judging panel from the LGBT+ community?

We select judges carefully from our community partners and known contacts. Do you know someone who you think would make a great addition to our judging panel or to our network? Get in touch.

 

What kind of supporting information do I have to provide?

Essentially anything that can support your submission or nomination. For example, this could be an extract from your employee handbook, pictures from your internal events or a description explaining the work that has been done.

 

Can I have a copy of the Awards nomination form?

Please contact Adrienne Davis, LGBT+ Programme Manager.

 

Who are the previous Award winners?

Click to see the winner for the year 2015, 2016, 2017, 20182019 and 2020

Please refer to the 2021 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index & Awards page for more information. Contact us for any enquiries.

 

IP Statement 

The Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and Awards and the India LGBT+ Pre-Index and Inclusion Index are part of Community Business’ Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT+ Employees Campaign - aimed at raising awareness of LGBT+ as an important business issue and encouraging companies in Asia to adopt best practice in terms of promoting workplace equality for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) employees. Unauthorised use of any of these initiatives, including copying, republishing, reprinting, recreating (in whole or in part) is prohibited without Community Business’ prior written permission.  

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