Diversity Ally has launched The Diversity In Events Awards to celebrate, recognise and showcase the organisations and leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to being diversity and inclusion change makers and allies.
Companies, organisations, brands, and event managers who have pro-actively incorporated, championed, and demonstrated diverse and inclusive elements in their events are welcome to submit applications for the awards, which will take place in April 2022.
Diversity Ally, a diversity and inclusion consultancy for the events industry, has been providing support to over 20 events organisations such as Informa Markets, Smyle, Brands At Work and Diversified Communications over the last year since its launch.
“The Diversity In Events Awards is another opportunity being provided for the events industry to showcase and be recognised for the work its doing to become more diverse and inclusive in its culture, people and image,” said co-founder, Gabrielle Austen-Browne.
The awards are open to applications from any organisation, in any sector, including publishers, brands, agencies, venues, and individuals that deliver events in all 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.
Categories will be announced in September, with applications open from October. Entries will be judged by a panel of industry leaders with vast experience and credentials in events and diversity.
“The first of its kind in the industry, these awards will require applications from nominees to include tangible and specific examples of diversity and inclusion happening within their organisations or events,” added co-founder Ashanti Bentil-Dhue.
“This will also produce industry standard case studies and examples which can be referred to for all in the industry. We are incredibly pleased and proud to announce the launch of what will become a legacy occasion for the events industry.”