Shortlisted for the Excellence in Diversity Awards

Ingrid Tennessee, our CEO, has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Diversity Awards!
One of the UK’s most anticipated diversity awards celebrations has announced its shortlist for the 2017 ceremony.

Throughout the year, there are some individuals who work tirelessly to remove barriers and put diversity at the very heart of everything they do. This year, on 30 November, The Excellence in Diversity Awards will once again celebrate those who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of others in their communities and workplaces around them. A panel of judges including Andy Woodfield (PwC), Pamela Hutchinson (Bloomberg), and Dianah Worman OBE recently met to finalise the widely anticipated shortlist.

Ingrid has been shortlisted from over 1,000 nominations for the Diversity Champion Award: Housing Sector!

Television presenter and broadcaster June Sarpong MBE will host the prestigious black tie event which is sure to deliver a host of stellar performances, inspirational stories and special guests. Mott MacDonald are just one of the brands supporting a range of inclusive talent – diversity champions, employers and ground-breaking campaigns from all aspects of diversity have been shortlisted for this year’s ceremony.

The Excellence in Diversity Awards is also working in partnership with the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, with the definitive list of the nation’s most inclusive companies being unveiled at the ceremony with top ranking organisations receiving accolades for the Diverse Company Award within their respective sectors. With the increasing richness of diversity in Britain, the Excellence in Diversity Awards recognise employers that unite workforces and challenge discrimination, applauding those for their fight against inequality.

Pioneering trans activist and role model Megan Key said, “The most successful and prosperous employers understand the value and rewards of harnessing diverse talent. Those shortlisted put equality at the core of everything they do and are leading the way in providing inclusive workplaces where everyone feels empowered to be the very best they can be. I am delighted to be a judge this year; the EiDAs highlight the best achievements that set the standards for others to follow.”

The ceremony has broken ground in recognising true inclusion across charity, public, private, education and housing sectors, tackling issues internally and externally to influence change in the field of equality and diversity. Paul Sesay, CEO of the Excellence in Diversity Awards added, “In difficult and challenging times, using the talent of a diverse workforce is more important than ever. Considering the diversity of your workforce and fostering an inclusive working environment can bring business benefits and provide a market advantage. The Excellence in Diversity Awards continue to be an exceptional way to celebrate the courageous actions of individuals and organisations, who are already striving for inclusion. Let’s celebrate the tremendous feats of our incredible shortlisted nominees, Congratulations to all!”

The event is definitely one to mark down on your calendar and provides recognition for excellence regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, faith, religion and culture. There is no doubt that the impact made by this prominent array of diversity patrons is unprecedented.

Of course, we are all hoping that Ingrid wins the award and we will update you after the awards ceremony.