The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQ workplace inclusion across Australia.
It is comprised of two essential components:
- Index Submissions; including Foundation and Advanced
- Annual Employee Survey
Additionally, you can nominate a colleague or campaign for their outstanding contributions to LGBTQ inclusion within your organisation, in one of seven categories.
- CEO of the Year
- Executive Leader of the Year
- LGBTQ Inclusive Innovation award
- LGBTQ Role Model award
- Network Leader of the Year
- Sally Webster Ally Award
- Sapphire Inspire Award
AWEI – Index Submissions
The Index drives best practice in Australia and sets a comparative benchmark for organisations across all sectors, sizes and industries. This comprehensive work compiled annually by submitting employers is a testament to the importance of LGBTQ inclusion with their current D&I initiatives.
The Index was redesigned in 2023 to increase functionality, and ensure the Index fit for purpose, up today and employs the necessary rigour to provide an accurate gauge regarding the level of inclusivity efforts within the submitting employer organisation.
AWEI – Employee Survey
The AWEI Employee Survey, the largest and only national employee survey designed to gauge the overall impact of inclusion initiatives on organisational culture as well as identifying and non-identifying employees.
If you have previously participated, you will know the incredible asset this survey can be for your organisation. Last year we had over 180 organisations involved, and over 40,000 valuable responses received… can you help us beat it in 2024?
The AWEI Employee Survey enables your organisation to gain insights into the attitudes and experiences of all your employees, plus the difference between employees with a diverse sexuality and/or gender, and those without. It will also give your organisation information about many areas specific to your LGBTQ employees. You can use your data to compare yourself against your sector or industry, and the total Australian participants.
Data driven discussions with your relationship manager, can support your leadership team to develop your organisations inclusion strategies for employees of diverse gender and/or sexuality. Used in combination with your 2024 index results you will be able to decide which areas can be focused on to create the greatest benefit for your organisation and your employees.
The AWEI Employee Survey will be open for responses from the 9am Friday 1st November 2023 to midnight Thursday 29th February 2024.
LGBTQ Inclusion Award Nomination
Along with awards based on Index achievements, consider nominating a colleague or campaign for their outstanding contributions to LGBTQ inclusion within your organisation, within the categories listed below.
These awards are announced at the annual LGBTQ Inclusion Awards, hosted by Pride in Diversity. Each award recognises outstanding advocacy, support and/or contribution to LGBTQ inclusion within the workplace by leaders, role models, allies and more.