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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 2018 #TechDiversity Awards are open until midnight 26th July 2018 so submit your nomination now.

For inspiration, have a look at our nominations so far 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

Shortlisted leaders will be announced early September and recognised at a 2018 merit awards ceremony on 27 September 2018.

The Gala Dinner will follow the merit awards with a #TechDiversity leader recognised from each of the four awards categories. An overall #TechDiversity “Champion” will also be announced on the night.

Submissions Open – Tuesday 10 April 2018

Submissions Close – Thursday 26 July 2018

Shortlist Announced – Monday 3 September 2018

Merit Award presentation Thursday 27th September 2018

Awards presentation & Gala Dinner – Thursday 27 September 2018