An organisation or individual that lives and breathes the power of a truly inclusive and diverse workplace, workforce or engineering community.

To be envied

  • Leadership and commitment to attracting and supporting a diverse workforce in an inclusive workplace.

  • Initiatives and concrete steps to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, which have led to demonstrated positive changes.

  • Commitment to continuous improvement in promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and the wider engineering profession.

  • Positive impact as a result of diversity and inclusion strategies.


  • Entries are open to individuals, teams, firms or other groups

  • Work substantially completed in New Zealand

  • May include work by non-engineers

  • Work substantially completed or initiative developed between November 2018 and November 2020

  • Do not have to be Engineering New Zealand members

Judging Criteria

  • Opportunity/challenge – need for the initiative or significant step change within an organisation

  • Vision/strategy – recognition of the strategic value of diversity and inclusion and development of a vision that goes beyond a formulaic commitment to diversity

  • Design/delivery – how the diversity and inclusion programme or initiative was developed and implemented and how is it linked to the broader business strategy or organisation’s goals

  • Impact – how it has made a difference to the business, its people or the wider engineering community

How to enter

  1. Check the eligibility criteria 

  2. Download and complete entry form 

  3. Upload form and supporting material to the online portal

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Entries open

3 Dec – 28 Feb 2021

Finalists announced

May 2021


1 July 2021

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