Launched in 2010, the European Diversity Awards are now firmly established as the continent’s most prestigious and widely-respected diversity event. Attended by leading lights from business, politics and the media, the EDA recognises those individuals and organisations whose outstanding leadership has made a genuine difference to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.
We recognise achievement across all strands of diversity: race, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and belief.
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMME
This award recognises and celebrates the work of a corporate organisation that is driving forward the supplier diversity and inclusion agenda in Europe through programmes that specially encourage the participation of minority owned businesses in corporate supply chains. Minority owned businesses are defined as firms that are 51% or more owned by women, ethnic minority, LGBT and disabled business owners
HEAD OF DIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
Recognising a person who has integrated D&I into the very heart of the business leading a inclusive workforce and serving as an inspiration to others.
Recognising a person who has campaigned to highlight diversity and worked to make a difference or served as an inspiration to others.
IHG HOTELS & RESORTS
MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Awarded for a campaign which combines effective delivery of its core marketing message with a strong focus on ‘difference’ and diversity, demonstrating that campaigns that work can also feature individuals and communities who sit outside the mainstream.
OF THE YEAR
This award will celebrate someone in business who is contributing in some way to developing a culture that allows the most skilled and talented people to succeed, regardless of gender, race, physical abilities or sexual orientation.
COMMUNITY PROJECT OF
Recognising the outstanding contribution that community groups make to equality, diversity and inclusion, this award is open to community projects from across Europe.
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE NETWORK OF THE YEAR
Recognising the outstanding contribution that employee network groups make to equality, diversity and inclusion within organisations, this award is open to network groups in all strands of diversity from corporate and public sector employers across Europe.
OF THE YEAR
Recognising the outstanding contribution of teams that have delivered change in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in their organisations, this award is open to diversity teams from the private, public and third sectors from across Europe.
SOCIAL MOBILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
This award will be given to a person or organisation showing an outstanding commitment to encouraging social mobility, ensuring that people from all backgrounds enjoy equal opportunities for career advancement and success.
SILICON VALLEY BANK
DIVERSITY IN TECH
This award is given to an individual or company who uses their role to ensure diversity and inclusion are at the heart of their business or specific tech project.
OF THE YEAR
This award recognises the outstanding work of charities from across Europe in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.
The winner of this category will receive a £5,000 donation from the UnitedHealth Group.
DIVERSITY CHAMPION OF
Recognising the outstanding work of individuals who have championed equality, diversity and inclusion in their organisations, this award is open to senior leaders from the corporate and public sectors from across Europe.
& FITCH CO.
OF THE YEAR
This award recognises companies that demonstrate a holistic and long-term commitment to equality and have delivered significant progress in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
MEDIA DIVERSITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Individual or organisation using their media platform to drive positive change, influencing and promoting diversity within Media. This category is open to all aspects of Media including but not limited to broadcast, social media and journalism.
OF THE YEAR
This award is given to a leading HR professional who has leveraged their influence to ensure that the values of diversity and fairness are at the heart of their organisation’s HR policies and to ensure their workplace has diverse talent covering all sections of the workplace
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises the outstanding achievements of an individual who has gone above and beyond to make the world a better place. This category is not shortlisted.