EDA 2019 Celebrating the best in diversity and inclusion across Europe
Heather Mills, Jameela Jamil and Richard Arnold were amongst those honoured this year along with companies such as HSBC, Thomson Reuters and TSB
The European Diversity Awards 2019, sponsored by Heathrow Airport, took place at The Landmark London on Thursday 14 November. It was a huge celebration of those who have stood out in their support of all areas of diversity and inclusion over the past year.
The event gave out awards in 17 categories spanning the wide range of excellence in diversity from individual role models and icons, to large companies who put diversity at the core of everything they do. Whether it’s through their campaigning, their marketing or their social mobility initiatives, The European Diversity Awards 2019 shone a light on all that is good in diversity and inclusion across Europe.
Actress Sophie Ward hosted the fantastic event and the packed award ceremony included famous faces and huge names within the corporate world. People from all backgrounds joined together to celebrate the fact that what makes us different, is what makes us achieve a better and more inclusive place for everyone.
Awards were given to the faces and companies who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to furthering diversity and inclusion.
This year each category also presented its very own highly commended award for those whom the judges felt deserved their own special recognition at the event.
A series of major awards were up for grabs including Campaigner of the Year, Social Mobility Initiative of the Year, Diversity Team of the Year, Charity of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year and Media Icon of the Year
The winners included Siena Castellon, MS Amlin, BBC’s The 50:50 Project, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Manchester United’s Hatred campaign and Jameela Jamil.
To round off the night a special Services to Diversity Award was delivered to activist Heather Mills, who has dedicated the majority of her life to furthering diversity in the media.
HSBC - COMPANY OF THE YEAR
WINNER: THOMSON REUTERS
HIGHLY COMMENDED: CYIENT
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH - DIVERSITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
WINNER: PETER MARKEY - TSB
HIGHLY COMMENDED: PAYAL VASUDEVA - DELOITTE
DIVA MEDIA GROUP - DIVERSITY ALLY OF THE YEAR
WINNER: RICHARD ARNOLD - MANCHESTER UNITED
HIGHLY COMMEDED: JACKY SIMMONDS - VEON
UNITEDHEALTH - DIVERSITY TEAM OF THE YEAR
WINNER: BBC - The 50:50 Project
HIGHLY COMMENDED: PEPSICO
DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP - HEAD OF DIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
WINNER: BIRGIT NEU - HSBC
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ANNIE WU - H&M
MANCHESTER UNITED - INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR
WINNER: ERICA COLETTA - MARS PETCARE
HIGHLY COMMENDED: RUKASANA BHAIJEE - EY
EMPLOYABILITY - OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE NETWORK
WINNER: WEMIND EMPLOYEE NETWORK - HISCOX
HIGHLY COMMENDED: EGALITE - PUBLICIS GROUPE
SEDULO - HR CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
WINNER: NATALIE BICKFORD - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ALISON BENJATSCHEK - UNIPER ENERGY
ACCENTURE - SOCIAL MOBILITY INITIATIVE
WINNER: MS AMLIN
HIGHLY COMMENDED: THE DIVERSITY TOP 100 / DE KLEURRIJKE TOP 100
WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL - SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMME
HIGHLY COMMENDED: NATWEST
TSB - MARKETING CAMPAIGN
WINNER: HATRED - MANCHESTER UNITED
HIGHLY COMMENDED: EQUAL LOVE - COCA-COLA & WOMEN IN TECH - SEMCON
KANTAR - CAMPAIGNER OF THE YEAR
WINNER: SIENA CASTELLON
HIGHLY COMMENDED: JACQUELINE MCKENZIE
SOCIETE GENERALE - CHARITY OF THE YEAR
WINNER: ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS
HEATHROW - COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR
WINNER: WIENER TAFEL
HIGHLY COMMENDED: EUROPEAN SIGNING CHOIR
COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS - HERO OF THE YEAR
WINNER: ANDREW MOFFAT - AUTHOR AND ASSISTANT HEAD TEACHER
HIGHLY COMMENDED: HELGA STEVENS - POLITICIAN
ALL3MEDIA - MEDIA ICON OF THE YEAR
WINNER: JAMEELA JAMIL - BRITISH ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST