Articles in Category: Diversity Award

For 2016 International Women's Day, ACLW’s ‘Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations’  (SWECO) Award is being revisioned as ACLW’s Diversity Award to reflect the aim to honour women, men, groups and organisations for establishing a sustainable initiative in a community or organisation to empower women, particularly from marginalised groups.

Respecting, valuing and including differences in ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, and religion are core principles of diversity and inclusion in workplaces and the community.

With concerns about the underrepresentation of women, particularly women from marginalised social groups in leadership and the need for effective strategies to value and create opportunities for the inclusion and recognition of marginalised women, ACLW’s Diversity Award will recognise Diversity Champions (organisation or individual) for the initiatives they implement to include and empower women, particularly women from marginalised social groups. It will also recognise a Woman who has thrived as a result of a Diversity Champion’s initiative.

ACLW’s Awards Program commenced in 2006, culminating so far in three national awards for women’s advancement,  with more than 60 national recipients beng recognised and awarded, including women, men and organisations. This year is ACLW's 10th Anniversary of its Awards Program for women's empowerment. The 2016 Diversity Award refines the spirit of ACLW's Award Program as it seeks to platform in a mainstream forum, recognition for community and organisational initiatives in Australia that value and empower women in Australia who come from diverse backgrounds, and particularly from groups that are marginalised.

 

Categories for the 2016 Diversity Award

 

The categories for the 2016 Diversity Awards are for an individual or organisation that:

  1. Empowers Women in a community or organisation in Australia

  2. Empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in a community or organisation in Australia

  3. Empowers Women with a Disability in a community or organisation in Australia

  4. Empowers Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women in a community or organisation in Australia

  5. Empowers Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Intersex, Queer (LBGTIQ) women in a community or organisation in Australia

  6. Empowers women experiencing disadvantage in a community or organisation in Australia

  7. Empowers Older Women in a community or organisation in Australia

  8. Empowers Rural, Remote and Regional women in a community or organisation in Australia