SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2014 AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE EQUALITY INDEX HAVE NOW CLOSED.
Celebrate and acknowledge best practice and all award winners at our AWEI Awards Luncheon on May 16, in recognition of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
For more information, visit our Awards Luncheon page.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE AWEI
Click here to download a visual of the areas covered by the current AWEI.
NEW EMPLOYER TIERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 AWEI
AWEI 2014 SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS
(for reporting against the 2013 calendar year)
Click here to download a powerpoint presentation identifying key index changes 2014.
Click here to download the 2014 AWEI submission document (>50 employees)
Incorporates awards for Top 10 Employers, Highest Ranking Public or Private Sector Employer, Achievement Award for Most Improved, Highest Ranking University and Employee Network of the Year.
Click here to download a sample invitation to employees to participate in the optional employee survey (free to edit accordingly)
Click here to download the 2014 submission document for Small Employers (< 50 employees) Incorporates awards for Small Business, Regional/Rural Business, Independent Franchise, Not-for-Profit, Regional/Rural Branch/Office
INDEPENDENT AWARD SUBMISSIONS (You do not need to be participating in the full AWEI to submit for these awards, nor do you need to be a Pride in Diversity Member (for any of the awards on this page).
Click here to download the 2014 submission document for CEO of the Year (or equivalent)
Click here to download the 2014 submission document for Executive Leadership Award (LGBTI inclusion)
Click here to dowload the 2014 LGBTI Workplace Inclusion Champion Award
includes Regional/Rural champion award
Click here to download the 2014 Innovation Award
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YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF PRIDE IN DIVERSITY TO SUBMIT FOR THE AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE EQUALITY INDEX OR ANY OF ITS ASSOCIATED AWARDS.
AWEI 2013 BENCHMARKING PUBLICATION NOW AVAILABLE
All participating organisations receive a printed copy of the AWEI publication. Proudly sponsored by Goldman Sachs, sponsors of the publication since its first release in 2011.
To download a soft copy of the 2013 Benchmarking Publication please click here.
Media Release: Top Employers for LGBTI Employees 2013
Click here to download the media release for Awards 2013. Published 17 May 2013.
ACCENTURE AUSTRALIA TOPS LIST OF LGBTI-FRIENDLY AUSSIE EMPLOYERS
Accenture Australia has been named Australia’s Employer of the Year for 2013 at a special event recognising workplace support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
The Australian arm of the global professional services organisation topped a list of 10 organisations which were recognised today at a special luncheon in Sydney organised by Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national employer support program for the inclusion of LGBTI people in the workplace.
The awards were determined using Pride In Diversity's Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), a free service provided annually by Pride In Diversity that evaluates and benchmarks LGBTI inclusiveness in Australian workplaces.
The 2013 Top Ten Australian employers for LGBTI people are (in ranked order) Accenture Australia, PwC, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, IBM Australia, Chevron Australia, Curtin University, Westpac Group, The University of Western Australia and Lend Lease.
Other awards at the luncheon included: Employer of the Year (Accenture); LGBTI Employee Network of the Year (BFS assorts – Macquarie Banking & Financial Services Group); Highest Ranking University (Curtin University); Highest Ranking Public Sector Organisation (Australian Federal Police); and Achievement Award for Most Improved (National Australia Bank).
New awards introduced for the first time this year included: Regional/Rural Award for LGBTI Workplace Inclusion (Northern Rivers Social Development Council); Small Employer Award for LGBTI Workplace Inclusion (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia); Not-for-Profit/Charity Award for LGBTI Workplace Inclusion (UnitingCare Ageing NSW/ACT); and individual LGBTI Workplace Inclusion Champion Awards which went to Dade Bailey from Commonwealth Bank and Dean Field from Westpac Group.
Pride In Diversity Program Director Dawn Hough says more and more organisations are engaging with the annual awards. “Submissions this year were up by 65% and over 3000 employees took part in the process,” Ms Hough says. “This has made gaining entry to the Top Ten a much more difficult process which shows that organisations throughout Australia are taking very seriously their work in this area and that LGBTI inclusion within Australian workplaces is on the rise and is fast becoming a differentiator in the workplace diversity agenda.”
Speakers at the sold-out event at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney included Pride In Diversity patron the Hon. Michael Kirby, AFL anti-homophobia campaigner Jason Ball and Master of Ceremonies Bob Downe.
Ms Hough says the luncheon and awards, which take place every year on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, provide a valuable platform for organisations to highlight the quality of their LGBTI workplace diversity practices as well as provide a national benchmark on what organisations are doing in this space.
“Pride In Diversity congratulates all the organisations recognised today on their significant achievement and for showing great leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion,” Ms Hough says.
For more information please contact Dawn Hough on (02) 9206.2136
2012 AWEI Benchmarking Publication now available
Click here to download the 2012 AWEI Benchmarking Publication. Please feel free to distubute this widely.
Click here to download media release as to AWEI 2012 findings.
For work completed within the 2011 Calendar Year.
Results of the 2012 Australian Workplace Equality Index were announced at the Annual Pride in Diversity Business Luncheon and Awards Celebration at the prestigious Ivy Room in Sydney on May 17, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Over 240 guests attended the Awards Luncheon enjoying a stunning 3 course meal during which they were treated to engaging speeches by academy award nominated Australian actress Jacki Weaver and Pride in Diversity Patron, the Hon. Michael Kirby.
The Luncheon acknowledged outstanding achievements by organisations in LGBT workplace inclusion with the following awards:
Employer of the Year : Ranked No. 1 in the Index : PricewaterhouseCoopers
2nd Ranking: KPMG
3rd Ranking: IBM
4th Ranking: Accenture
5th Ranking: Goldman Sachs
6th Ranking: Lend Lease
Joint 7th Ranking and Joint Highest Ranking Public Sector Employer:
Macquarie University and University of Western Australia
9th Ranking: Australian Federal Police
10th Ranking: Chevron
LGBT Employee Network Group of the Year : GLEE @ PwC
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for most improved employer: Deutsche Bank
For more information on the Index, please contact Program Director, Dawn Hough on (02) 9206.2136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOP 10 EMPLOYERS 2012 AWEI : Australian Benchmarking Publication
The 2012 AWEI Benchmarking publication will be available shortly.
TOP 10 EMPLOYERS 2011 AWEI : Australian Benchmarking Publication
We are pleased to announce Australia's first LGBT Workplace Inclusion AWEI Benchmarking publication featuring benchmarking data across all AWEI Submissions and examples of good practice from our 2010 Top 10 Employers (awarded 2011)