2021 WINNERS - PUBLIC

2021 WINNERS - BUSINESS

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AWARDS TIMELINE 2021

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2021
AWARD CATEGORIES

Inspirational Leader

This category recognises senior leaders that are able to show they have helped others with the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic agenda, both within and beyond their organisation as a positive role model.

* Will be shortlisted as part of the Top 100 list

Future Leader

The future leader category recognises those that have initiated processes or begun working on the ethnicity agenda within their organisation.

* Will be shortlisted as part of the Top 100 list

Workplace Hero

The workplace hero award will go to a diversity champion who is able to exhibit that they have worked passionately to move the dial on the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic agenda within their workplace.

* Will be shortlisted as part of the Top 100 list

Champion (Ally)

The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic ally recognises those that are able to demonstrate that they have effectively helped further the ethnicity agenda within their workplace.

* Will be shortlisted as Top 10 Champion (Ally)

Network Group (ERG)

Network Group or ERG is awarded to those companies which have gone above and beyond in helping to positively impact the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic agenda within their workplace.

* Will be shortlisted as Top 10 Network Group (ERG)

Outstanding Employer

The Outstanding Employer is derived from Maturity Matrix submissions, which gives a checklist of recommendations that employers should undertake to drive the ethnicity agenda. Supported by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Governance and Inclusive Leadership.

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* Will be shortlisted as Top 10 Outstanding Employer

PUBLIC

Inspirational Public Figure Award

This category recognises an inspirational figure from public life, who has used their fame to raise awareness or create change.

* Will be shortlisted as part of the Top 100 list

Brand Award

This category recognises a brand that continually promotes inclusiveness and seeks to represent identities of every kind in their marketing and advertising.* Will be shortlisted as Top 10 Brand

Charity or Community Initiative Award

This award recognises a charity or community initiative that has worked to advance the recognition or enhance the lives of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.* Will be shortlisted as Top 100 Charity or Community Initiative

Influencer Award

This award recognises an influencer who has used their presence online to raise awareness or create change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.* Will be shortlisted as part of the Top 100 list

Outstanding Contribution to Communities Award

This category recognises an individual that has been a positive role model and has made an outstanding contribution to their local community.* Will be shortlisted as part of the Top 100 list

Media Impact Award

We are looking for an act of significance for the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community which has taken place in the media, from factual events witnessed on the news or in print, to fictional events which have taken place on stage, film, TV or radio. *Will be shortlisted as Top 10 Media Impact

Politician Award

This award recognises a politician who has ensured that the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community is accurately represented.* Will be shortlisted as part of the Top 100 list

Legacy or Icon Award

This award is the ceremony’s most prestigious, and recognises an individual who has made a significant difference to the representation of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, dedicating a significant proportion of their life to advancing inclusion.
TOP 100+ LISTS ARE ANNOUNCED: 27 JULY

Press will include editorial with our media partners. Last year’s mainstream press included the iPaper, The Voice, Mirror, Metro the Daily Mail and the Independent.

*NEW* Coffee Break Sessions: Top 100+

Throughout SEPTEMBER 2021, will be a festival of storytelling and recognising achievement. We will be releasing video content, interviews and live digital sessions with those featured on the Top 100+. The public will also be asked to vote for the public shortlist and the business judges’ have the final decision on the business categories.


Digital sessions – Coffee Break: Each week on Thursdays, 4-5pm will feature live interviews and live digital sessions with those featured on the Top 100+.

JUDGING AND VOTING TAKES PLACE

The business category winners are judged by our judges; a panel of diversity experts, based on submitted evidence.

The public categories are voted for by the general public.

Public voting closes June 2021
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ETHNICITY AWARDS

Following the success of the Investing in Ethnicity initiative, the Ethnicity Awards recognises those working to ensure that all people are afforded equal opportunity, regardless of race or ethnicity.

JUDGING PANEL

Our esteemed panel of judges will meet to go through our Top 10 evidence submissions and deliberate on a winner for specific categories. We have collated various business leaders and diversity specialists for this task, and each member of the panel is heavily invested in ethnicity and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic agenda, both in the workplace and the wider community. The Judging Panel only decides the winner for specific corporate categories. Celebrity and consumer categories are decided by the public – see our voting page for more information.

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