The Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business at the University of East London has announced the nominees for the 4th Annual Global Equality & Diversity (GED) Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognises outstanding individuals and organisations developing and adopting new approaches to equality and diversity in business.

This year’s ceremony will celebrate excellence in equality and diversity Research, Transparency and Impact. There is also a UEL Chancellor’s Award and a special Lord Noon Award (sponsored by Holman Fenwick Willan) for outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity.

Discussing this year’s awards Dr Jana Javornik, Director of the Noon Centre for Equality & Diversity in Business said:

“As businesses and organisations increasingly operate in the world of big data and transparency, this year’s entries demonstrate tremendous effort and insight into the new generation of equality, diversity and inclusion activity.

GED Awards are a celebration of effort and achievement but also represent the next generation of benchmarks for research that informs bold change, using transparency in measuring the impact and revising action plans.”

Award winners will be announced at the GED Conference in the presence of The Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee and other expert speakers and delegates.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 30th November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza London Docklands; both the conference and award ceremony will be filmed and streamed live online and will be made available to watch on demand.

The nominees for the 4th Annual GED Awards are as follows:

The Noon Award

  • Kayleigh Bateman, Head of Digital Content and Business Development, WeAreTheCity & Head of WeAreTechWomen
  • Jo Field: Campaigning for gender diversity within the transport industry
  • Raj Tulsiani, CEO, Green Park
  • Fuad Alakbarov, Human Rights Activist, Glasgow

Transparency Award

  • Equality Monitoring of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Workforce
    Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Inclusion Team at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH)
    Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Transparency at the Bank of England
    The Bank of England

Research Award

  • Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)Representations of Women Professionals and Leaders
    Roehampton University
  • The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin) at the Open University Business School (OUBS)
    The Open University Business School
  • Moving Ahead Project
    Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lookism; is a candidates appearance a precursor for role suitability?
    Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Intellectual Property Office – Researching inventor gender profiles in worldwide patenting
    Intellectual Property Office

Impact Award

  • Green Park Interim and Executive Search
    Green Park Interim and Executive Search
  • Diversity and Inclusion at AIG: Narrative on our efforts in 2016/2017
  • The Cabinet Office: Improving diversity of participants on Executive Talent Schemes
    Cabinet Office (Civil Service Talent)
  • WISE – People like me campaign

The UEL Chancellor’s Award

  • Smart Sourcing
    Smart Sourcing
  • IBM’s Global Supplier Diversity Program
  • Community Cohesion Team at Bedfordshire Police
    Bedfordshire Police

Find out more about the Global Equality and Diversity Awards here.