Entries have opened for the second New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards, which looks to shine the spotlight on rainbow inclusive organisations.
The 2020 Awards will be held on May 1 at Auckland’s AOTEA Centre.
A media release from the organisers says the annual awards showcase best practice in Aotearoa New Zealand and recognise organisations making a difference every day for members of LBGTI+ communities. The judges will be looking for organisations demonstrating excellence in workplace leadership, innovation, best practice and collaboration.
The awards are open to all New Zealand businesses.
Awards director, Martin King says; “The energy and enthusiasm at the inaugural awards in 2019 was contagious. It is truly special to be able to recognise and celebrate those organisations who are continuing to raise the bar and understand the importance of creating a safe workplace for our rainbow communities.”
The awards will be accompanied by the New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Development Forum, co-sponsored by Z Energy and Fletcher Building. The forum enables a shared learning opportunity for New Zealand organisations to work together towards achieving rainbow excellence.
Results from the New Zealand Workplace Rainbow Inclusion Survey will also be released at the forum.
Last year’s New Zealand Equality Workplace Survey found that nearly a quarter (22 percent) of respondents who were members of LBGTI+ communities had not come out in their workplace.
Entries close 27 March 2020.