MediaWorks wins Positive Inclusion Award at 2019 Diversity Awards NZ

MediaWorks has won the Positive Inclusion Award at the 2019 Diversity Awards NZ.
MediaWorks representatives accepting the award. Photo credit: Diversity Works NZ

MediaWorks has been recognised with a diversity award for "promoting and supporting the Rainbow community" of Aotearoa.

The New Zealand media company, which owns Newshub, was named winner of the Positive Inclusion Award at 2019 Diversity Awards NZ.

Diversity Works, the organisation that put the awards on, said MediaWorks' programme of LGBTQI+ inclusion extended positive messages and impact from the workplace into the community.

"MediaWorks used its major brands to promote and support the Rainbow community with a national media campaign during Pride month, the development of The Outlook, a Newshub podcast series covering Rainbow news and entertainment, and strategic partnerships with ally organisations such as the NZ AIDS Foundation, the Big Gay Out and RainbowYouth," says Diversity Works in a statement.

Judging convener Neil Porteous commended MediaWorks on identifying and closing the gap between the commitment it had made to the LGBTQI+ community and genuine actions that been taken.

"The multi-platform, integrated programme rolled out encompassed inclusion for employees and leveraged MediaWorks' brand reach to extend the messages and impact into the community," he said.

The Diversity Awards were designed to celebrate excellence in workplace diversity and inclusion.

This year's winners were announced on Wednesday at a gala dinner in Auckland.

Other major winners included Vector Limited, which landed the Supreme Award, along with Air New Zealand, which took home the Cultural Celebration Award.

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