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THE IMPACT AWARD FOR INCLUSION.

We’re looking for inspiring Kiwi’s who are demonstrating leadership and taking action to challenge discrimination and racism, helping to create more inclusive communities, schools or workplaces.


THE CONTEXT FOR ACTION.

Challenging racism and discrimination, and working to create more inclusive communities has relevance across every sector of society – from business and government, to community and education.

The Christchurch Mosque massacre has elevated this issue significantly, and there is much work to be done. As well as the response from the New Zealand Government, a group of New Zealand business leaders published an Open Letter with a call to action for inclusion, and the Global Women’s Champions for Change initiative has been building a great resource bank to support action in the workplace.

IS THIS AWARD FOR YOU?

This category is relevant for anyone who is dreaming big and pushing boundaries to make a difference in this area, and there are many forms this could take.

For example, you could be working with new migrants and refugees to support pathways to meaningful employment. You could be working in a professional context to ensure that there is greater diversity represented in Boards and Governance. You could be working on policy changes or investment to ensure that people who might have previously been discriminated against because or their ability, gender or race are more able to access services.


WHAT WILL THE JUDGES BE LOOKING FOR?

As well as the general criteria, the Judges will be interested in knowing:

– What is the context and/or communities that your are working with?
– What is the impact of your efforts, and how do you know this is making a difference?
– How is this work addressing the root cause(s) of the problem, and/or working to change the system(s)?
– The degree and scale of impact you’re making – i.e, small, medium, large?
– What’s your role in all of this?