Strong field of nominations for Diversity and Inclusion Awards

WA businesses and organisations have come out in overwhelming numbers to support the 2024 CCIWA and BHP Diversity and Inclusion Awards, with a strong field of nominations across all 11 categories. 

At the close of nominations on May 17, a total of 116 nominations were received, showcasing excellence and innovation in diversity and inclusion. 

From there 29 judges, drawn from a broad range of industries, will shortlist three finalists for each category. 

Finalists will be unveiled on June 17, with the winners then announced at a Gala Event at Crown Perth on July 19. 


The award categories are:
  • Indigenous Inclusion Award 
  • Individual Change Maker Award 
  • Disability & Access Inclusion Award 
  • Workplace Wellbeing Award 
  • Cultural Inclusion Award 
  • Best D&I Initiative: Small Business 
  • LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Award 
  • Best D&I Initiative: Medium Business 
  • The Michael Parker Gender Inclusion Award 
  • Best D&I Initiative: Corporate Enterprise 
  • Community & Social Impact Award 



CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell said he was thrilled with the huge response to the awards.  

“This event is the first of its kind anywhere in Australia so to attract more than 100 high-quality nominations shows how passionate WA businesses are about diversity, equity and inclusion,” he said. 

“We’ve had entries from small and family businesses right up to some of WA’s biggest corporate employers, spanning every sector of the economy. 

“These businesses have been quietly making a difference in their own workplaces and in the community. The CCIWA Diversity and Inclusion Awards are a chance for them to be recognised.” 

Rodwell said the Gala Dinner will be a chance for not only businesses but the wider community to come together to recognise and celebrate “the businesses that are going above and beyond to make WA the best place to live and work”. 


To buy tickets for the Gala Event see here. 

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