Charities and role models from across Wales will gather at the phenomenal city of Cardiff on February 16th for the nation’s grandest celebration on diversity.
The best of Welsh diversity will be showcased at the inaugural Welsh
Diversity Awards to highlight the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their commitment to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.
The prestigious black tie event is definitely one to mark down on your calendar and provides recognition for excellence regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.
Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones applauded the ceremony stating;
“We are working hard to address inequality in Wales – from tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence, to combating hate crimes in our communities and addressing gender inequality in the workplace. However, there is much more work to do to make Wales a more equal and inclusive society.
“I am delighted to support the Welsh Diversity Awards, which are an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements of people who face challenges because of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, faith or religion.”
Rhian Davies, Chief Executive of Disability Wales, added;
“As the national association of Disabled People’s Organisations, Disability Wales is proud to support the Welsh Diversity Awards which celebrates achievement and success among individuals and companies making a vital contribution to creating a fully inclusive and equal society in Wales.”
Founded by Paul Sesay and Simon Green, the celebration will be the first of its kind Wales, profiling influential and iconic figures in the world of diversity.
“Earlier this year I attended the Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People’s 10th Anniversary Awards alongside Simon” said Sesay, who is also founder of The National Diversity Awards.
“The vast array of people doing amazing things within the community was astonishing and it really struck a chord with me. The diverse talent in Wales is exceptional, and we look forward to shining a light on this”.
Award categories include positive role model, community organisation, Politician, Diverse Company, Journalist, Diversity Event, Celebrity of the Year, Sports Personality, Inspirational Leader, Campaigner, Entrepreneur & Lifetime Achiever.
Nominations are now open at www.welshdiversityawards.co.uk