Finalists announced in 2023 Diversity Awards NZ

Finalists in the 2023 Diversity Awards NZ  have been announced, with judges recognising 33 entrants for the mahi they are doing to advance a culture of belonging in workplaces throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Maretha Smit says in a statement that selecting the finalists was a difficult task, with an astounding range of entries in terms of depth and breadth.

She says the submissions this year demonstrated a better understanding of the awards categories and criteria “and included an array of evidence demonstrating the positive impact this mahi is having on the culture of organisations and the experience of the people who work within them”.

The judging panel is looking forward to the next step in the process, finalists visits and interviews, which will provide greater insight into the work organisations are doing and the outcomes created.

The award winners will be announced in Auckland on August 30.

The finalists are:

Leadership Award

  • George Weston Foods
  • Hind Management and Sudima Hotels
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • Plant and Food Research New Zealand

Diverse Talent Award

  • Constellation Brands NZ
  • KPMG
  • LawVu
  • Rocket Lab
  • Warner Bros.

Inclusive Workplace Award

  • Buddle Findlay
  • Downer New Zealand
  • Education Perfect
  • Hīkina Whakatutuki – Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
  • New Zealand Rugby
  • New Zealand Steel
  • Te Tari Taake Inland Revenue
  • Woods Glass

Ngā Āhuatanga o Te Tiriti Tohu

  • Plant and Food Research New Zealand
  • Te Kāhui Tātari Ture | Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Te Tāpui Atawhai – Auckland City Mission
  • Toi Kai Rawa
  • Toi Mai
  • Whakarongorau Aotearoa

Impact Award

  • Aktive
  • Le Va
  • Site Safe New Zealand
  • Talent International (NZ) Ltd

Diversity Champion Award

  • Allison Arthur-Young, Russell McVeagh
  • Jessica Te Moananui, Talent International (NZ) Ltd
  • Leauanae Laulu Mac Leauanae, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Mahsa McCauley, She Sharp Charitable Trust
  • Stacey Mendonca, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Waldo Posthumus, Aurecon
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