For the first time in Western Australia, businesses will be recognised for excellence in promoting diversity and inclusion at the 2024 BHP and CCIWA Diversity and Inclusion Awards.
Held at Crown Perth on July 19, 2024, the inaugural D&I Awards will be a glamorous evening to celebrate the organisations and individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to diversity and inclusion.
“We want to celebrate and shine a spotlight on the businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond to create workplaces that foster collaboration, creativity and equity,” says Tracy Al Saidi, CCIWA’s Director of People and Culture.
“In recognising the achievements of those who champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to inspire others to pursue their own journeys to build workplaces where every person can thrive and contribute meaningfully to advance WA.”
The evening will be hosted by renowned Whadjuk Noongar Television Presenter and Journalist, Narelda Jacobs. A prominent champion for LGBTQIA+, women and First Nations communities, Jacobs will bring her charisma and advocacy to the forefront as she hosts this momentous occasion.
Nominate for the D&I Awards
Nominations are now open for the D&I Awards, closing May 3, 2024.
The award categories are:
- Indigenous Inclusion Award
- Disability & Access Inclusion Award
- Cultural Inclusion Award
- LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Award
- Gender Inclusion Award
- Community & Social Impact Award
- Workplace Wellbeing Award
- Individual Change Maker Award
- Talent Management Award
- Best D&I Initiative: Small Business
- Best D&I Initiative: Medium Business
- Best D&I Initiative: Corporate Enterprise
Al Saidi says these awards showcase your business’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, thereby bolstering credibility and prestige.
“Receiving a D&I Award is a great way to showcase the positive impact your business makes on your employees and the community,” she says.
“It can also boost your employee loyalty and help you attract the best talent to foster creativity and innovation. It shows that your business is committed to growing in a progressive way.”
Nominations are open to organisations of all sizes, including commercial enterprises, collaborative partnerships between businesses, non-government organisations and non-profit organisations.
Opportunities for sponsorship
Organisations can show their support for diversity and inclusion in WA’s business community by sponsoring the D&I Awards. CCIWA has sponsorship opportunities available across multiple tiers, including for award categories or as an event partner.
“By sponsoring the D&I Awards, you are aligning your brand with our noble mission to champion diversity and inclusion in our business community,” Al Saidi says.
CCIWA is proud to be recognised as an ‘inclusive employer’ by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) in 2023. This reflects CCIWA’s commitment to understanding and celebrating diversity and inclusion within the organisation.
This is the third year CCIWA has received this recognition and is one of 82 organisations for 2023.
“We invite other organisations to join us on this journey of diversity and inclusion, whether that be through a nomination or partnering with us as a sponsor – let’s continue to drive diversity and inclusion throughout the WA business community to make our State the best place to live, work and do business.”
To express interest in sponsorship or for more information about nominating, email [email protected] or call (08) 9365 7500.