THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSOR
Capgemini

A global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organisation of 270,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs.

Capgemini is also a responsible company working to ensure that technology and innovation drive sustainable and social development. Named one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere® Institute for the 9th consecutive year, our ambition is to be recognised as “Architects of Positive Futures” across diversity, digital inclusion, and sustainability. Within our LGBTQ+ community, especially our ERG OUTfront, we aim to breakdown bias to ensure our employees can experience an environment where everyone can be their authentic selves.

GOLD SPONSOR
KPMG

KPMG Australia is proud once again to be a sponsor of the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards and a founding member of Pride in Diversity. We believe that celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce enables us all to do our best work.

At KPMG Australia we aim to create a sense of community and belonging through our networks such as Pride@KPMG – our network for LGBTQ+ partners, employees and allies. Pride@KPMG provides an inclusive space for all our extraordinary people to bring their authentic selves to work, and to be advocates for positive change within the workplace and broader community for all LGBTQ+ people.

VENUE SPONSOR
American Express

At American Express, our vision is to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. In fulfilling that vision, we see the diversity of backgrounds, expression and experiences as the fuel to drive the innovation needed to deliver our best for our colleagues, customers and the communities we serve. For us, it starts with actively cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace where every voice is valued, teamwork is rewarded and different points of view are celebrated.

We are committed to being a global leader in inclusion and diversity, proudly backing LGBTQIA+ colleagues. American Express has been a champion of LGBTQIA+ inclusion for many years and we’re proud to sponsor the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards to recognise organisations that strive to drive positive impact in workplace inclusion and equality initiatives.

SILVER SPONSOR
Australian Taxation Office

When your organisation is twenty thousand-strong like ours, a diverse workforce is a given. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. People are the reason the ATO is one of the world’s leading tax and superannuation administrations. Their expertise and integrity lead us forward every single day. We celebrate all employees for who they are and for the great things we know they will achieve when they feel safe and supported to be their best selves at work.

We’re incredibly excited to announce that the ATO has started work on our platinum project and we look forward to sharing our learnings with you in the future.

We’re immensely proud of our ongoing sponsorship of the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards. Congratulations to everyone involved from every one of us at the Australian Taxation Office.

SILVER SPONSOR
Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegiate and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

At Clifford Chance we see inclusion as a core value of the firm and also of the law. We understand that diversity and inclusion are good for our staff and their families, our firm and our clients, and society. We believe that to help achieve these values we have to be champions of, and campaigners for them across our firm, with our clients, and in the world.

BRONZE SPONSOR
Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie believes in creating a firm with individuals from a variety of countries and cultures. This is the only way for Baker McKenzie to remain a strong and truly global law firm.

We are proud to have created a global inclusive culture whereby all individuals, regardless of background, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, are safe to be themselves at work. This inclusive culture is strongly supported by programs, training, networks, transparent policies and processes, and development opportunities implemented by the firm.

Regardless of what jurisdiction an LGBTQ employee of the firm is located in, Baker McKenzie will always strive to create a safe and inclusive working environment.

BRONZE SPONSOR
Deutsche Bank

We are delighted to once again sponsor the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards. We work with sophisticated clients, who expect our teams to reflect their own. We are proud of our respectful and inclusive environment which helps people thrive, and were honoured to be named a ‘Gold Small Employer’ in 2021, for the third time.

Every year the bar continues to be raised as organisations like ours seek to do more. This event, which recognises those who aspire to bring inclusion and equality into the workplace, is crucial. We would like to congratulate everyone involved in today’s event for the role you play in making Australia’s workplaces safer and more inclusive.

BRONZE SPONSOR
IBM

For more than 110 years, IBM has helped change the way the world works. From automation to data fabric, hybrid cloud to security, the new creators of today are inspiring change and using our technologies to create solutions that change everything.

Guided by principles of trust and transparency, IBM is committed to helping solve some of the most complex problems facing business and society today, while continuing to shape the technologies of tomorrow.

More than just engines of economic growth, our clients own and operate the planet’s mission-critical systems, from electrical grids to airlines, telecommunications networks, banks, government services, supply chains and more. In making them faster, more productive, more secure and more inclusive, we don’t just make business work better; we make the world work better.

IBM is proud to be a Foundation Member and Principal Partner of Pride in Diversity and sponsor of the 2022 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards.

MEDIA PARTNER
SBS

SBS exists to promote the understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity in Australia and explores issues and stories from the LGBTIQ+ community across TV, radio and online, as a part of our commitment to promote a more cohesive and inclusive Australian society.

SBS is incredibly proud to be an ACON media partner for The Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, celebrating and awarding Australia’s top organisations for LGBTIQ+ Inclusion.

LGBTIQ+ award events are so important to recognise and reward the individuals and networks that have made a significant impact within their workplaces.

DIGITAL SPONSOR
Amazon Web Services

Amazon’s mission is to be the earth’s most customer-centric company as well as to strive to be earth’s best employer, and this is central to our work in inclusion, diversity, and equity. Diverse teams help us think bigger, and differently, about the products and services that we build for our customers and the day-to-day nature of our workplace. At Amazon we celebrate our affinity groups, including glamazon, our LGBTQI+ employee affinity group, who passionately and positively impact our company every day. Amazon Web Services is proud to be this year’s Digital Sponsor of the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards for the second year.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNER
OUT LEADERSHIP

Out Leadership is the world’s premier global LGBTQ+ business advisory that harnesses the power of business to drive LGBTQ+ equality through talent development, advocacy, research, thought leadership and networking, working closely with many of the world’s greatest companies.

Because equality drives business and business drives equality. To enquire about getting involved with or joining Out Leadership contact: info@outleadership.com


For more information please contact Elaine Czulkowski, Associate Director, Operations, Events & Partnerships, eczulkowski@acon.org.au