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Irish Centre for Diversity

The National Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2023 – the first dedicated event to celebrate progress on Diversity & Inclusion in Ireland covered 10 categories of excellence.

There was a phenomenal number of entries/nominations to the inaugural event that celebrates progress in this vital area.

Please visit here to find out more and view our picture gallery.


The Irish Centre for Diversity has set a date for its upcoming NDI Awards 2024, with the second annual awards taking place on Thursday, February 8th, 2024. More information on key dates coming soon.



Details for the National Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2024 will be announced in due course. 


From over 150 submissions, five entries/nominations in each of the Awards’ 10 categories were selected by the judging panel as finalists for impressing with their outstanding work on progressing D&I in Ireland.

NDIA 2023 Awards Categories & Sponsors

This year's National Diversity & Inclusion Awards covered 10 categories of excellence.

There was a phenomenal number of entries/nominations to the inaugural event that celebrated progress in this vital area. 

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Aon Advancing Disability Equality Award

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Nestlé Advancing Gender Equality Award

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EY Advancing Race / Ethnicity Equality Award

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Grafton Group plc – Trading as Chadwick’s & Woodie’s Company of the Year Award

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AIB Diversity and Inclusion Leader / Emerging Leader Award

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Musgrave Employee of the Year Award

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National Lottery LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award

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Matheson Outstanding Diversity Initiative Award

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Laya Healthcare Outstanding Employee Resource Group Award

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PublicJobs.ie Public Sector Organisation of the Year Award


Our series of ten webinars are now available to view on demand. The webinars are an opportunity for our sponsors, finalists, highly commended and winners from each award category to share some valuable insights and best practice with attendees around specific award categories.

Meet The Judges

Margot Slattery – Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ISS 

Chair of The Judging Panel

Margot Slattery

As Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Margot is aligning initiatives at ISS and representing the company in forums such as ‘The Valuable 500’ movement which is tabling disability on board agendas. Formerly Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Sodexo Group, Margot started her career as a chef, moving into management and progressing to Sodexo Ireland as CEO and Country President. She has earned numerous accolades, and been recognised in the Financial Times’ Top 100 OUTstanding LGBT Business Leaders for four consecutive years. A Workplace Pride Council member, Margot co-chaired the Irish NGO involved in the passing of the 2015 Marriage Equality Act in Ireland. She joined ISS World Services in May 2021.


Our Sponsors

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for supporting our first-ever National Diversity & Inclusion Awards. Such was the level of interest shown in sponsorship of our awards for 2023, all categories have now been reserved.  If your organisation would like to be involved in future events,  please email awards@irishcentrefordiversity.ie

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