NZ Rainbow Excellence Awards
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Join us on 30 September 2022, 12 noon

Join us for New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards at The Hilton in Auckland to celebrate:

  • Workplace leadership,
  • Innovation,
  • Best practice
  • Collaboration

Our annual awards programme brings together all organisations that aspire to improve workplaces for "rainbow" people to showcase best practice and celebrate outstanding progress as we continue to strive towards a more inclusive community of workplaces in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Award Categories

Awards are open to all organisations and companies in New Zealand.

The awards are designed to recognise organisations that understand, value and welcome sexual and gender diversity.
The awards seek to celebrate:

  • Strong leadership across organisations, from the executive through to that remarkable employee who rises to the occasion
  • Initiatives that address ongoing challenges and make a measurable difference
  • Dynamic, aspirational and brave shifts in practice
  • Purposeful and confident public visibility
  • Breadth and depth of organisational commitment and impact

2021 Winners

See the 2021 Awards Winners

2020 Winners

See the 2020 Awards Winners

2019 Winners

See the 2019 Awards Winners

Tickets to be released Winter 2022

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Partners Life Supreme Award

The Partners Life Supreme Award recognises organisations that have demonstrated wide-ranging programs, policy, and practices across the organisation, both top down and bottom up that are making a measurable impact across the organisation and set a new standard and example for others to follow with rainbow inclusion. Organisations at this level are actively sharing with and leading other organisations.

Please note that this award is open to Rainbow Tick Certified organisations only.

Finalists and winners in each category are considered for the Partners Life Supreme Award.

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The Newmarket Business Association Executive Leadership Award

The Newmarket Business Association Executive Leadership Award recognises genuine ownership, accountability, and drive from the top level(s) within the organisation.

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SKYCITY Community and Advocacy Award

The SKYCITY Community and Advocacy Award recognises outward public commitment to community group(s).

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Chorus Ambassadorship Award

The Chorus Ambassadorship Award recognises internal heroes and role models in formal or informal leadership roles who are actively driving improvements with rainbow inclusion

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Simpson Grierson Impact Award (Program, Policy, Practice)

The Simpson Grierson Impact Award (Program, Policy, Practice) recognises an organisation or initiative that has tackled a particular issue or opportunity and can demonstrate measurable improvement in rainbow inclusion and wellbeing on a sustained basis

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The Rainbow Tick Training and Development Award

The Rainbow Tick Training and Development Award recognises training and development initiatives within organisations to improve rainbow inclusion

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Grant Thornton Innovation Award

The Grant Thornton Innovation Award recognises a program, policy, or practice that shows the willingness to try something new and bold, adapted to the unique organisational context, with measures for monitoring progress.

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ASB Emerging Award

ASB Emerging Award recognises organisations who are early in their diversity and inclusion journey, but have taken steps to clearly signal their commitment to rainbow inclusion in one or more facets of their organisation

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The Rainbow Tick Non-Commercial Sector Award

The Rainbow Tick Non-Commercial Sector Award recognises and celebrates organisations within the non-commercial sector who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the area of rainbow diversity and inclusion within and / or across their sector.

Non-commercial may include state sector, not-for profit, social enterprises, NGOs, public sector, and profit for social purpose organisations.

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The Pride Pledge Representation in Marketing Award

The Pride Pledge Representation in Marketing Award recognises organisations which have purposefully and clearly shown rainbow inclusion in mainstream external marketing and branding campaigns in an authentic and integrated way.

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Z Energy SME Rainbow Inclusivity Award

The Z Energy SME Rainbow Inclusivity Award recognises small to medium organisations on their journey towards improving Rainbow Inclusion, evidenced through one or more areas of program, policy, or practice that sets an example for others to follow

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We are delighted to announce that entries to the 2022 NZ Rainbow Excellence Awards are now live. 

If your organisation has been doing great work in the Rainbow D&I space, we want to know about it.

To apply, fill out the form below. Good luck!

You'll note that you'll need to pay your entry fee before you finalise your application.

You can pay you entry fee with the link below.

Please note that entries close on June 24th 2022. 

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