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Winners and Entrants 2018

We celebrate our winners and share the diversity and inclusion stories of all our entrants

Congratulations to the Diversity Awards NZ 2018 Supreme Winner: New Zealand Defence Force

The hierarchical structure of a military organisation, along with a traditionally masculine culture, can make calling out inappropriate behaviour difficult. But a new training programme rolled out by the New Zealand Defence Force is set to make having difficult conversations easier.


Skills Highway

Celebrating organisations which develop initiatives to assist employees with literacy and numeracy
Winner: Griffin’s

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Work Life Balance

Acknowledging organisations that work is part of a rich and challenging life
Winner: RIVAL Wealth

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Emerging Diversity and Inclusion

Recognising a milestone achievement by an organisation which has just begun its diversity and inclusion journey
Winner: New Zealand Defence Force

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Recognising innovative responses to empowering women in the workplace
Winner: Ministry of Justice

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Celebrating innovative responses to employment opportunities for differently abled people
Highly commended: Primary Industry Training Organisation

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Cultural Celebration

Celebrating innovative responses to cultural and ethnic engagement in the workforce
JOINT Winners: Waitemata District Health Board and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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Positive Inclusion

Celebrating innovative responses to inclusivity of the LGBTQI community in the workplace
Winner: MidCentral District Health Board

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Walk the Talk

Celebrating leaders who exemplify excellence in managing a diverse workforce.
Winner: Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala, Sudima Hotels & Resorts

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Tomorrow’s Workforce

Celebrating innovative responses to a changing workforce
Winner: Fletcher Building

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