4th April 2018
' Nominations Open '
9th May 2018
' Nominations Close '
26th July 2018
' Shortlist Announced '
5th October 2018
' Awards Ceremony '

Championing Gender Equality Award

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An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of employees, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to all genders.


  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing gender equality
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging gender inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development and promotion, or in customer service delivery.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against employees or service users of all genders
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented employees of all genders to realise their full potential
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively to improve service user experience
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.