We are delighted you are applying for the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award as part of the Deloitte Top 200 in 2017. This award provides an opportunity to showcase your organisation’s diversity narrative, including the forward thinking that has enabled greater diversity across your business and sets you apart. It is also part of an important effort to accelerate a New Zealand growth economy that is fully enabled by diverse and inclusive leadership, as we create organisations, leadership teams and governance groups that reflect the diverse and inclusive organisations and society we work and live in.

Please refer to the award criteria for further information about the various components we are looking for as part of this award, and the evidence required to support them. You are required to complete all sections of this application form and should make a note if further support information is available (however it is not required at this stage).

Following a comprehensive judging process, finalists for the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award will be contacted in October, with the winner announced at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards held on Thursday 23 November 2017 at Spark Arena in Auckland. All entries will receive feedback from the review panel in the weeks following the Award announcement.

Important information about your award application:

  • All questions in this application are mandatory
  • The content of all applications will be kept strictly confidential
  • Each text box has between a 1,000 – 1,500 character limit to keep answers succinct
  • You will not able to save and return to this application without losing your answers. We recommend reviewing the application guidelines and then completing this form in one sitting to avoid losing any responses
  • Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017
  • If you have any queries regarding the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 or the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award, please email us at


The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award acknowledges a Deloitte Top 200 organisation or Top 30 Financial organisation that has developed and implemented a successful diversity and inclusion initiative, that can be demonstrated by the impact on the business. The award also recognises that an organisation that has policies or strategies in place to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

This award honours an organisation that has identified and addressed specific diversity and inclusion challenges or opportunities with an innovative solution. The success of this initiative will be evident in the business outcomes, which may provide scope for further application across the wider business landscape.



We understand “diversity” to refer to a broad range of differences among people, including gender, ethnicity, age, religion, language, education, geography, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, work style, work experience, job role and function, thinking style, and personality type. Diversity can exist within both your current and potential employees, as well as within your customers, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders.

“Inclusion” refers to how your organisation recognises and leverages diversity, including the way you value, listen to and work with diverse employees, customers and your broader stakeholder community, both in New Zealand and, where relevant, internationally.
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