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About the Awards

The #TechDiversity Awards recognise individuals and groups that are raising awareness and creating change through diversity initiatives and programs.

Nominations display outstanding expressions of leadership, behaviour, commitment and courage – key touchstones that embrace inclusion and drive diversity.

The 2019 #TechDiversity Awards are opening in March 2019 so register your interest now.

For inspiration, have a look at our past nominations in the 2018 Gallery.

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Nomination Criteria and Questions

#Techdiversity seeks nominations (or self-nominations) of new or established (>2yrs) Initiatives that demonstrate excellence across one or more of the following sectors:

  • Government
  • Business
  • Media
  • Education


The nominated initiative amplifies diversity awareness achieving a culture of inclusion through conversation, collaboration and action.

Nomination assessment is against criteria that align to #TechDiversity Foundation values:

  • The uniqueness of the Initiative compared to existing sector programs
  • Demonstration of Behavioural change within the organisation
  • The plan to ensure the Commitment to the initiatives ongoing success
  • Courage exhibited in creating and fostering the initiative
  • Leadership driving the initiative
  • Contribution to diversity in science, technology, engineering or maths sectors.


Nominations are to cover:

  • Overview of the project or initiative
  • Approach
  • Actions /initiatives
  • Follow up/ response (to the project or initiative)
  • Actions to overcome resistance, and
  • Outcomes achieved, relating to diversity targets and wider program goals


Our judges are industry, government and educational experts.  Judging will be based on a ratings model and the outcomes of the nominated initiatives in fostering diversity will be at the heart of the reviews.

Key Awards Dates

Planning is in progress for 2019 awards. Nominations will open March 2019. For other key award dates please visit this page in future. Please note that the Merit Award Ceremony and the Awards and Gala Dinner will be held on the 12th September 2019.