The UnderOne Awards Story


An inclusive, diverse society is far easier to talk about than accomplish. Thankfully, we are surrounded by heroic individuals and DEI armies that are working tirelessly behind the scenes on our behalf to create a more inclusive, innovative, and sustainable future for us all.

The prestigious UnderOne global diversity and inclusion awards exist to showcase and celebrate champions of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). These valiant torchbearers stand fearlessly on the frontline, defending the core values of diversity and inclusion and integrating these into the fabric of their organisation’s DNA.

2024 Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to our 2024 UnderOne D&I Awards Finalists

Global Inclusion

Recognising exemplary organisations who have created impactful initiatives while uniting diverse perspectives worldwide.

Trailblazer Employee
Resource Group

Acknowledging the Staff Networks behind innovative strategies that highlight the impact of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Celebrating the organisations behind avant-garde DEI strategies, technologies, and/or programmes shaping new frontiers in the DEI space.


Awarding up-and-coming future leaders whose dedication has already made an impact in the DEI realm.

Inclusion in

Acknowledging remarkable dedication in embedding sustainability into the organisation’s DNA.

DEI Thought
Leader and
Influencer Award

Celebrating the highest ranking, most seasoned DEI thought leader, influencer, and pillar of inspiration at scale.

Diverse & Inclusive
Culture Award

Recognising proactive organisations that integrate inclusivity in their culture while encouraging diverse talent.


Celebrating organisations behind innovative DEI campaigns that flipped the stereotype script and advocated for communities.

Social Impact
& Community
Engagement Award

Honouring DEI champions whose impact is felt beyond the workplace, improving the lives of their communities.

Meet the Judges

The exceptional UnderOne judge panel is a collective of pioneering thought leaders and revered subject matter experts. Each judge has joined the UnderOne team to help us recognise and celebrate the hardest working advocates at the DEI helm, advancing the DEI dialogue and shaping a society where everyone feels seen, heard, valued, and included.

Why Nominate Someone for UnderOne’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards?


Celebrating achievements in the DEI sphere fosters a sense of pride and unites teams through solidarity.


Exemplary evidence of tangible progress spreads the DEI spirit and inspires others

Free Recognition

It doesn’t cost a penny to share the impact that your peers, team, or organisation is making.

Personal Branding

Distinguish yourself as an emerging leader and a force to be reckoned with in the DEI domain.

Your Hosts

This year, we are proud to have secured popular British abstract artist and X-Factor finalist, Misha B, renowned for her unique style and powerful vocals. Misha will be accompanied by Irish actor, comedian and writer William Thompson whose sold-out shows stole the hearts of fans all across the UK and Ireland.

Dates For Your Diary

Save the following key dates leading up to the global diversity and inclusion awards:
  • Nominations Open

    We will officially be accepting nominee submissions.

  • Nomination Deadline

    Nominee submissions are closed.

  • Shortlisting

    Our judging panel will thoroughly analyse and select top nominees.

  • Shortlist Announcement

    The judge's final shortlist will be made public.

  • Red Carpet Awards Night

    Winners will be announced.

The Venue

The Awards dinner will take place on July 25 2024 at The Creative Hub Town Hall, Waterside Campus, Northampton NN1 5PH

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