Bombay Chamber of Commerce launches 2nd edition of DEI Awards

Winners of DEI, Gender Equality, and LGBTQIA+ Inclusion awards, among others, are slated to be announced at a gala ceremony on June 12

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Delhi: Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) announced the  2nd edition of its  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Awards. The winners of the awards will be announced at a gala ceremony hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai on June 12. 

Deloitte, as the Knowledge Partner, has collaborated with companies across India to recognise and celebrate DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives. These awards aim to provide a platform for showcasing innovation and leadership in promoting diversity across various categories. The categories include the DEI Champion Award, Gender Equality Champion Award, LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Award, Disability Confidence and Inclusion Award, DEI Award for Best Program, and a Special Award for MSMEs.

The winners of the inaugural Bombay Chamber DEI Awards were announced at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai last year. With Ernst & Young as thought partners, the Awards saw 83 nominations from 51 companies across 5 categories: Disability Confidence and Inclusion Award, LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award, Gender Equality Champion Award, DEI Award for Program, and DEI Champion Award. 

To encourage Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to create inclusive workplaces, the Chamber instituted a Special MSME Award. The Chamber received a total of 12 MSME nominations across categories.