Celebrating Excellence in EDI: Announcing the Inaugural inclusion in Awards powered by WiHTL & DiR

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural inclusion in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Awards, powered by WiHTL & DiR. Set to take place on November 5th 2024, at the iconic Indigo at The O2 in London, this prestigious event marks a significant milestone in celebrating outstanding achievements in EDI across the Hospitality, Travel, Leisure, and Retail sectors.

Why These Awards Matter

The inclusion in EDI Awards aim to spotlight the individuals, teams and organisations that are leading the way. These awards are not just accolades; they are a testament to the hard work and dedication that go into creating inclusive workplaces that make a difference in the lives of  the millions of people working in our industry.

What Makes These Awards Unique?

The inclusion in EDI Awards are the most distinguished awards dedicated entirely to EDI within the specified industries. Established in 2024, they set the highest standards by celebrating best practices, innovative programmes and the passionate individuals behind them.

With 11 diverse categories, the awards are open to everyone in the Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail industry. ensuring that excellence in EDI is recognised at every level:

    1. Most Inclusive CEO – HTL & Retail
    2. Most Inclusive CPO – HTL & Retail
    3. EDI Team of the Year
    4. EDI Professional of the Year
    5. Best EDI Collaboration
    6. Most Impactful Employee Resource Group
    7. Most Impactful EDI Programme or Initiative
    8. Most Impactful Social Mobility Project
    9. Role Model for Inclusion – HTL & Retail
    10. Most Inclusive Marketing Campaign
    11. inclusion in EDI Maturity Curve

Key Dates and Details

  • Nominations: Open now until August 23rd 2024, visit inclusioninawards.com to submit your nominations
  • Shortlists Announcement: September 2024, with the exception of the Most Inclusive CEOs and CPOs categories, which will be announced during the ceremony
  • Awards Ceremony: November 5th 2024 at The Indigo at The O2, London

Join Us for an Evening of Celebration
The awards ceremony will culminate in a gala dinner, offering an incredible opportunity for networking and celebration. Expect an evening filled with inspiration, recognition and a diverse array of industry leaders. Tickets are now on sale and spaces are limited, so secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.

A Message from Our Founder
“We are thrilled to launch the inaugural inclusion in Awards,” said Tea Colaianni, Founder and Chair of WiHTL & DiR and inclusion in. “This event is not just about recognising the achievements of today but also about inspiring the leaders of tomorrow to foster inclusive and diverse workplaces in the Hospitality, Travel, Leisure and Retail industry. We believe that celebrating these successes is crucial in promoting a culture of EDI across the sectors we serve and want to acknowledge the tremendous progress we have made as an industry.”

Get Involved
This is your chance to be part of a groundbreaking event that celebrates the champions of EDI. For more information on the inclusion in Awards powered by WiHTL & DiR, including how to submit nominations and explore sponsorship opportunities, please visit inclusioninawards.com.

Join us in recognising and celebrating those who are making a real difference in the world of EDI. Together, let’s inspire change and create a more inclusive future for all.