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SHORTLIST 2017

VODAFONE – CAMPAIGNER OF THE YEAR

Ayla Holdom – Trans Activist
Jasvinder Sanghera CBE – Founder and CEO Karma Nirvana, campaigner honour crime and forced marriage
Kamran Mallick – CEO, Disability Rights UK
Liam Hackett – CEO, Ditch the Label
Mandy Sanghera – International human rights activist
Nimco Ali – Director of Daughters of Eve
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – Co-founder, trustee and executive director, UK Black Pride
Prof Kalliope Agapiou Josephides – Chair European Institute for Gender EQUALITY

SIGNATURE GROUP – MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Heineken – Open your World
Lloyds Banking – He Said Yes
Mars – Maltesers
Smirnoff – Digital Pride
Sport England – This Girl Can
Stonewall – Rocket and Mr. President for Stonewall

CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Anna Kennedy Online – Autism Awareness Charity
Ditch the Label – Anti Bullying Charity
Eurochild – – Network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people.
L’Arche – French community for people with disabilities
Opening Doors London – LGBT charity for older people
Out and Proud African LGBTI – LGBTI Charity
Reprieve – International Justice against death penalty
Side By Side – Humanitarian Aid to Refugees
Sport Allies – promote more inclusive attitudes in sport, particularly towards the LGBT community
UK Black Pride

HEATHROW AIRPORT – COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Activ8 Fitness Camp – Promoting health & fitness to diverse groups of children in London
Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation – raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying
Bisturi Active Citizenship – Portugal based Online Platform promoting active citizenship across Europe
Grenfell Action Group – Justice for Grenfell victims and survivors
IMART – Rugby Tournament for mixed ability teams across Europe
London Business School Out In Business Club – EurOUT Promoting LGBT+ diversity
ONCE FOUNDATION –
Pride Amsterdam – Pride Amsterdam
Warsaw Empowered Employee Resource Group – Refugee awareness campaign

NATWEST – COMPANY OF THE YEAR

EY
Gibbs Hybrid
HSBC
MASTERCARD
MUFG – (The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Ltd.)
Rabobank
Vodafone
Zurich

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH – DIVERSITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Commander Sam Truelove MBE – Co-chair, Royal Navy Compass Network
Frans Jennekens – Head of Diversity, NTR (Dutch Public Broadcaster)
Karen Blackett – Chair, MediaCom
Raj Tulsiani – CEO & Co-Founder, Green Park
Rakesh Ramchurn – Technical journalist, Mott MacDonald
Samantha Jayne Nelson – Chair, PRIDE @Marsh network group
Sue Baines – Barclays
Susan Allen – Santander
Vanessa Vallely – CEO & Founder, WeAreTheCity / Author and motivational speaker

GIBBS HYBRID – HEAD OF DIVERSITY THE YEAR

Alison Barlow – EU Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Amazon
Amir Kabel – Global Director of Diversity and WLI, Adidas Group
Asif Sadiq MBE – Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for Financial Services (UK), EY
Daniel South – Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Emma Green – Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
John Dickinson – Group Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Tesco
Paula Waite – EMEA Diversity Manager, White & Case LLP
Sarah Kaiser – Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Fujitsu, UK and Ireland

UNITED HEALTH GROUP – DIVERSITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

Clifford Chance
eBay Women Initiative Network Germany (WIN)
ITV
Pinsent Masons LLP
Rabobank
Royal Bank of Scotland Inclusion team
Scandic Hotels

COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS – HERO OF THE YEAR

Benjamin Smith – Ran 401 marathons for bullying
Cédric Herrou – Supporting refugees
David Lammy MP – Grenfell
Jacqueline Scoins-Cass MBE – Founder of Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club
Munroe Bergdorf – Model, DJ and Trans & Race Campaigner
Peter Tatchell – Human Rights Campaigner, Peter Tatchell Foundation
Rachel Reese – Global Butterflies
Victor Nieves – LGBT acceptance in the City

INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Donna Fraser – UK Athletics
Dr Nora S Vyas – Young scientist working on mental health
Kelle Bryan – Former singer in Eternal, runs diversity focused talent agency
Lawrence Kenwright – Founder and CEO, Signature Living
Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders CBE DSO – Army chief who supports LGBT service people
Stuart Barette – Trans* Lead for the HSBC Pride UK Network, Chair of the HSBC Pride Network in the Channel Islands
Tim Jarman – High profile LGBT role model promoting acceptance and inclusion at EY and beyond
Tobi Alabi – Cardiac Awareness among young footballers

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Didem Tali -Multimedia Journalist
Gary O’Donoghue – BBC Journalist
Isabel Hardman – Assistant editor, The Spectator
Paul Brand – ITV
Rebecca Atkinson – Freelance Journalist and Creative Disability Consultant
Saira Khan – BBC TV presenter and Columist, Sunday Mirror
Samantha Asumadu – Journalist and documentary filmmaker
Victoria Derbyshire – Journalist and broadcaster

OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE NETWORK

Amazon @ Women’s Network
CMS Women’s Network
Diversitas (Lenovo)
EY Family Network
HSBC UK Pride Employee Network
IMPACT EMEA – BNY Mellon’s multicultural network group
Positive Working Group (HCA)
West Yorkshire Police Disability Network

ACCENTURE – SOCIAL MOBILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Berwin Leighton Paisner
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
KPMG
O2
Pinsent Masons LLP
Rolls Royce
Teach First
Transport for London

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

IBM Global Supplier Diversity Programme
Intel Corporation
LinkedIn
Monsanto
NATWEST
Proud Horizons