Chemistry Australia, Jobsbank honour diversity efforts at Industry Awards

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Chemistry Australia, in partnership with Jobsbank, is set to spotlight successful workplace diversity initiatives within the Australian chemistry industry at its second annual Industry Awards event on Wednesday, 1 May.

A significant addition to this year’s event is the introduction of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, aimed at recognizing Chemistry Australia members who have demonstrated exceptional efforts in championing diversity and fostering inclusion within their workplaces.

Encouraging members to nominate deserving candidates for the award, Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read emphasised the importance of increasing the representation of women and diverse groups in senior leadership roles across the industry.

“The new award reflects the genuine intent of our industry’s leaders and our Board to foster greater diversity, which we see as a critical investment in the future of our sector,” stated Read.

She continued, “We are proud to partner with Platinum Sponsor Jobsbank on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, which aligns with our ongoing work to promote the development of women in STEM and support our industry’s future leaders.”

Dr Karina Davis, CEO of Jobsbank, expressed excitement about the collaboration, emphasising the shared values and commitment to supporting best practices in business.

“Our organisations and values are aligned; we are both future focused and committed to supporting best practice in business,” said Dr Davis.

“We are thrilled that this year Chemistry Australia is taking the awards a step further with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award, which we are very proud to sponsor,” she added.

Jobsbank, known for partnering with businesses to promote diversity and inclusion, will sponsor the new award, which will join four other categories at the 2024 Industry Awards: Net Zero Transition Award, Circular Economy Award, Health, Safety, and Environment Award, and Young Leader Award.

Chemistry Australia members are invited to submit their nominations for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award by 12 March 2024, via the official awards website.