The 4th Annual

Global Equality & Diversity Awards 2017

Thursday 30th November 2017

Deadline for entries: Friday 30th June 2017

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16 1AL

The GED Awards

Awarded for transparency, using research, making an impact

The annual GED Awards recognise best practice in a number of categories: transparency, using research and making an impact.

With a special Lord Noon Award for outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity.

University of East London’s (UEL) Chancellor’s Award

The Prime Minister has put equality and diversity centre stage in her programme for this parliament. 2017 and 2018 will see 8,000 companies, along with 4,000 public sector organisations, preparing for the biggest step change in equality and diversity policy in a generation.

Understanding the full extent of the change, the new demands it places on organisations and the new scrutiny it will bring is still evolving.

The GED 2017 Awards are a key learning and sharing platform for professionals and academics who are already adopting new approaches to global equality and diversity understanding and are leading the way to embrace transparency and demonstrate impact within their workplaces.

Invitations are now open for submissions illuminating the most innovative research, publishing and impact approaches within organisations.

2017 Award Categories

To recognise the contribution of both business and the public sector, 2017 sees the introduction of the following new GED Award categories:

GED Impact (Public Sector) Award

GED Impact (Business) Award

GED Research (Public Sector) Award

GED Research (Business) Award

GED Transparency (Public Sector) Award

GED Transparency (Business) Award

The Lord Noon Award for outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity

The UEL Chancellor’s Award

GED Awards 2017 | Winner

GED Awards 2017 | Highly Commended

2016 Award Winners

The Noon Award

Gary Zetter, Director of Apprentices & Sustainability Programme, Mitie

GED Transparency Award

Funke Abimbola, FRSA (Solicitor), General Counsel & Company Secretary (UK & Ireland), Roche Products Limited

GED Research Award

Michael Kerrigan, Strategic Data & Intelligence Manager, Nottingham Trent University

GED Impact Award

TA’AZ Security 141, TA’AZ Security 141: The Future Leaders’ Programme

The Chancellor’s Award

Andrea Fimian, EMEA Supplier Diversity Program Manager, IBM Corp Ltd

Entries Now Open

Deadline for entries is Friday 30th June 2017

If you have examples of best practice you think deserve recognition and would like to enter the GED Awards 2017, submit your entry by clicking on the button below.

Need help with your submission? We will guide you through

Contact Karen Stewart at or on 00 44 207 324 4330

The GED Awards 2017 ceremony will be broadcast from the Global Equality & Diversity: Embracing Transparency – Demonstrating Impact Conference on Thursday 30th November 2017.