Whilst we are all enjoying the prospect of summer holidays and (hopefully) more good weather ahead, at GenAnalytics and The Herald we are turning our attentions to autumn and our second Diversity Awards.
We launched the Diversity Awards in Scotland last year to showcase and recognise organisations and individuals across all sectors of our economy who are committed to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion within their workplaces.
It was hugely encouraging last year to read all the entry submissions and learn more about the efforts and energies to drive change and achieve inclusion. What we also found was more and more organisations recognising that this was not only the right thing to do but that there were tangible business benefits by adopting diversity and inclusion strategies and implementing them.
Importantly however we also welcomed entries from organisations who were on the early stages of the diversity journey and who acknowledged that whilst progress had been made there was still a long way to go.
That’s why we are back again this year with the Diversity Awards taking place in Glasgow on 12 October.
We are excited to build on the success of our launch last year where over 350 individuals from a truly diverse background joined us to celebrate and recognise achievement.
Our categories have been designed to encourage applications from the public, private and third sector and from individual champions of diversity and inclusion.
You can read more and get all the information on how to apply here Scotland’s Diversity Awards 2017
Once again, we are also hugely grateful to our partners for supporting this event: City of Glasgow College, Diageo, Taylor Wimpey, MacRoberts, Glasgow Life, Solutions Driven, Skills Development Scotland, Royal Mail, Scottish Power, Standard Life, Wheatley Group, and YSC – who are absolutely committed to diversity within their own organisations and across our economy as a whole.
If you or your organisation is working to ensure that people have the opportunities to maximise their potential in the workplace and are committed to driving change then we want to hear from you.
Success attracts success and we want even more organisations to be a part of our Awards this year.
We are looking forward to all the entries and to read and understand more about the leadership being shown across Scotland on diversity, equality, inclusion and opportunities for everyone.