Driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Telecom Trailblazer Award in Driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recognizes organizations that have made a demonstrable effort to build a diverse workforce by recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting diverse employees. A diverse, equal and inclusive workplace seeks to educate all employees and provide accommodations to prevent and remove barriers for inclusive participation by all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, political views, cultural background etc.  

 

Trailblazers in this category understand that there are many tangible benefits to a more inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:  

 

·       Increased creativity and greater innovation

·       Faster problem-solving and improved decision making

·       Higher employee engagement and reduced employee turnover

 

Trailblazers who are driving diversity, equity and inclusion are promoting these efforts and initiatives both internally and externally, and know that if you want to truly build a diverse and inclusive workplace it needs to be incorporated into its policies and practices.

 

Eligibility

·       Canadian based organization (could be a subsidiary)

·       Private or public corporation, non-profit, NGO, Gov’t department

 

Submission Process

·       On the application form, demonstrate what policies, processes and structures you are implementing to improve diversity and inclusion within your organization. Examples of this may include, but would not be limited to, any of the following actions:

o   leverage diverse job boards

o   reward diverse referrals

o   have diverse interview panels

o   provide recruiters with unconscious bias training

o   create diversity friendly policies

o   reassess employee benefits

o   provide diversity training

o   establish diverse mentorships

o   build diverse teams

o   measure impact of efforts

·       if applicable, demonstrate how your innovation is helping improve existing technology(systems) to address imbedded bias with regards (but not limited) to inclusion, diversity, and equity.

·       All submissions will be reviewed and the winner(s) determined by the award panel 

 

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* 1. Please use the box below to demonstrate how your innovation is helping improve existing technology(systems) to address imbedded bias with regards (but not limited) to inclusion, diversity, and equity. There is no limit on the length of the submission, please express yourself fully.

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* 2. First Name

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* 3. Last Name

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* 4. Company Name

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* 5. Email Address

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* 6. Phone Number

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