We are delighted you are applying for the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award as part of the Deloitte Top 200 in 2018. This award provides an opportunity to showcase your organisation’s diversity narrative, including the forward-thinking that has enabled greater diversity and inclusion across your business. 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 organisations and society we work and live in.

Please refer to the award criteria for further information about the 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 supporting information is available (it is not required at this stage).

Applications for this award close at 5pm on Friday 7 September 2018.

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 Wednesday 21 November 2018 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:
  • Applications are open to all Deloitte Top 200 companies and Top 30 financial institutions
  • All questions in this application are mandatory
  • The content of all applications will be kept strictly confidential
  • Deloitte New Zealand’s Privacy Policy applies to personal information provided as part of an application. This is available to view here
  • Each text box a 350 word limit to keep answers succinct
  • You will not be 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 Friday 7 September 2018
  • If you have any queries regarding the 2018 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, addressing a specific challenge or opportunity with an innovative solution. The success of this initiative will be evident in the business outcomes and can be demonstrated by the impact on the business. It may provide scope for further application across the wider business landscape. The award also recognises an organisation that has policies or strategies in place to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. 

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.