Finalists announced: Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The finalists of the inaugural 2024 CCIWA and BHP Diversity & Inclusion Awards have been announced.

A strong field of 116 nominations were received across 11 categories, showcasing excellence and innovation in diversity and inclusion.  

The winners will be announced at the gala event on July 19 at Crown Perth. Ticket sales close July 10.


Here are the finalists 
Indigenous Inclusion Award

Supported by Workskil Australia

• Laing O’Rourke

• Mallard Contracting

• Southern Aboriginal Corporation

Disability & Access Inclusion Award

Supported by Activ Foundation

• Tourism Council Western Australia

• Chevron Australia

• WA All Abilities Football Association

Cultural Inclusion Award

Supported by the Department of Communities WA

• Costa Group

• Bachar Houli Foundation

• Woodside Energy

Michael Parker Gender Inclusion Award

Supported by CCIWA


• Rio Tinto

• Whittens

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Award

Supported by Rio Tinto

• Fortescue

• Alyce Schotte, Pride in Diversity

• Woodside Energy

Community & Social Impact Award

Supported by Roshana Care Group

• Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence

• Pilbara Kimberley University Centres


Individual Change Maker Award

Supported by ICNWA

• Deniz Kansak, Costa Group

• Jessica Tandy, Fortescue

• Sheldon Smith, Curtin University

Workplace Wellbeing Award

Supported by MIB Projects

• Rio Tinto

• XTEND Osborne Park

• Yara Pilbara Fertilisers

Best D&I Initiative: Small Business

Supported by the City of Swan

• Hair Inspiration Studio

• Hospitality Disability Network WA

• Lo’s Cafe Fusion

Best D&I Initiative: Medium Business

Supported by Ventia

• Illuminance Solutions

• Scitech

• Winyama Contracting Group

Best D&I Initiative: Corporate Enterprise

Supported by Apprenticeship Support Australia

• Costa Group

• Fortescue

• Rio Tinto

The finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges.

To buy tickets for the Gala Event, see here.   

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