BLAZE
INCLUSION
AWARDS 2023

Nomination Period Now Open!

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What is The Blaze Inclusion Awards

The Blaze Awards celebrate and illuminate trailblazers – individuals and organizations from 8 Nordic countries – who actively and passionately uplift Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives in their workspaces, communities and society overall.

Our Goal

Blaze Inclusion Awards (BIA) was initiated when Diversify identified a need to be aware of and highlight people and companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland that are actively working towards an equitable and inclusive society. In our experience, these people and their work do not often get the recognition they deserve.

BIA also aims to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of implementing intentional and measurable DEIB strategies across all social and professional structures. To date, DEIB is still considered as a “nice-to-have”, instead of a “need-to-have” in companies and communities across the Nordics. We are on a mission to change this.

How The Blaze Inclusion Awards works

Round 1 – Nomination Period
11/01/2023 – 03/03/2023
BIA is launched with a nomination period which will start in January 2023 and will last for two months. During that period everyone is invited to nominate an individual or a company/organisation they think should participate in one of the categories for BIA (see below).

Round 2 – National Voting Period
03/04/2023 – 19/05/2023
In March, the top 6 nominees in each category within each country will be announced and the National Voting Period will commence. During the national voting period everyone can vote for the nominee they think deserves to be recognized for their work in DEIB.

Round 3 – Regional Voting Period
12/06/2023 – 11/08/2023
The country winners (finalists) within each category will progress to the Regional Voting period. This round will open in June, and will determine the Blaze Inclusion Awards winners. Again, everyone can vote for the finalist(s) they prefer.

Nominated individuals and/or companies must be based and operate in the specific country they are nominated in. Upon nomination Diversify will carry out a background check of the operations and achievements of the nominees within the DEIB field. In case of finding no trace of activities within the DEIB field, the nominees will be disqualified.

We accept nominations of individuals and/or companies/organisations from all sectors (public, private, non-profit) who/which actively and passionately advocate for and lead the way for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable society and workspaces.

DENMARK

FINLAND

SWEDEN

ICELAND

NORWAY

Timeline for the Blaze Inclusion Awards 2023

There are no costs associated with inclusion in the BIA. We’re proudly not a pay-to-play award. The nominations, voting and selection of winners, is a democratic process and community led.

We appreciate that this might’ve come as a surprise so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Categories

The Blaze Inclusion Awards Call for Entries is now open. 
Below is a list of the 2023 CATEGORIES & DEFINITIONS for all six category types.

The Trailblazer

DEIB Practitioner

An individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment and proactiveness in the DEIB field in the past year.

The
Catalyst

Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement

An organisation that works to externally advance equality and equity on gender, race, ethnicity, disability inclusion, sexual orientation, and/or religion within society. A catalyst for change.

THE
SYNERGIST

Diverse/Inclusive Workplace

A truly diverse workplace, where there is  representation across all company functions. Internally, staff members thrive, have equitable opportunities, are included and valued as they are.

THE
GUARDIAN

Sustainability, Climate and Environmental Protection

An individual/company who/that actively works or advocates for climate and environmental protection. This organization or individual understands that there is a clear link between diversity, inclusion and climate protection.

THE
SPARK

Representation in the Media

Individual or a media house who/that continuously engages in diverse and inclusive thought-leadership. Here, representation of diverse people and stories matters.

THE
GROUNDBREAKER

Innovation & Tech

A company/start-up/scale-up with a product or service that is diverse, inclusive, innovative and responsible.

The
Trailblazer

DEIB Practitioner

An individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment and proactiveness in the DEIB field in the past year.

The
Catalyst

Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement

An organisation that works to externally advance equality and equity on gender, race, ethnicity, disability inclusion, sexual orientation, and/or religion within society. A catalyst for change.

THE
SYNERGIST

Diverse/Inclusive Workplace

A truly diverse workplace, where there is  representation across all company functions. Internally, staff members thrive, have equitable opportunities, are included and valued as they are.

THE
GUARDIAN

Sustainability, Climate and Environmental Protection

An individual/company who/that actively works or advocates for climate and environmental protection. This organization or individual understands that there is a clear link between diversity, inclusion and climate protection.

THE
SPARK

Representation in the Media

Individual or a media house who/that continuously engages in diverse and inclusive thought-leadership. Here, representation of diverse people and stories matters.

THE
GROUNDBREAKER

Innovation & Tech

A company/start-up/scale-up with a product or service that is diverse, inclusive, innovative and responsible.

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Nominated individuals and/or companies must be based and operate in the specific country they are nominated in. Upon nomination Diversify will carry out a background check of the operations and achievements of the nominees within the DEIB field. In case of finding no trace of activities within the DEIB field, the nominees will be disqualified.

We accept nominations of individuals and/or companies/organisations from all sectors (public, private, non-profit) who/which actively and passionately advocate for and lead the way for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable society and workspaces.