Excellence in DE&I

This Award category is open to everyone. We're looking forward to your entry!

You’re applying for the Excellence in DE&I Award. We’re looking forward to your entry!

No buzzwords here! This Award celebrates companies that view DE&I as more than just policies and practices. If you have a proven record in welcoming and valuing team members with different nationalities, genders, races, ages, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities, then we'd love to hear from you. Good luck!

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Prepare before you enter:

This Award has seven sections to complete. To make it easier for you to prepare your entry, we have included the four main questions for this category below, each with a 2,000 character limit. You can save your entry by clicking the 'save & continue later' feature at the bottom of the entry form.

  • Your lift pitch: tell us why you should win this award

  • What does it mean for a remote company to be committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equality? Describe your strategies to reinforce DE&I in the context of your business. We’re interested in the specific challenges you have faced and how you’ve overcome them to build your global team.

  • What is the impact of your DE&I initiatives on team engagement, productivity, and overall work satisfaction? Remember, we like data, but we also love real-life stories, so please share both!

  • If you had to start again from scratch tomorrow, what would be the first three things you would do to establish DE&I best practices in your company?

You must complete all mandatory questions for your entry to be considered. You’ll be able to save your entry and come back to it at a later date, just don’t forget to press ‘send’ before the deadline at 11:59pm UTC on March 1, 2024.

*This Award category is open to everyone! No matter where you are on your journey, share your success and help us shape the future of work.

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Meet the Judges

Behind every exceptional Remote Excellence Award, there's an exceptional panel of judges who bring wisdom, experience, and discernment to the table. Each category is judged by a mix of senior leaders from Remote, as well as leading influencers in the field of remote working and global team leadership. This dynamic mix ensures your success is acknowledged by the best in the business.

Co-Founder of TMI, Podcast Host, Work Transformation Leader, Speaker
Nellie Hayat

Recognised as one of the most influential leaders in remote work, Nellie is an advisor to the remote-first institute. She is the podcast host of the popular Beyond Work podcast and her thoughts are published regularly by Fast Company.

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Program Tech Product Manager, CLEAR Global | Founder, AfriSplash Remotely
Godspower Eseurhobo

Future of Work & DEI advocate building the gateway to Africa's remote workforce by harnessing the power of community and technology to promote African talents on the global stage.

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Chief People Officer @ Remote
Barbara Matthews

Prior to joining Remote, Barbara held leadership positions in Stripe and Google. As the CPO of Remote, she is focused on leading global teams through planning, implementing and scaling Remote’s cultural vision to make opportunities accessible to everyone.

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Dates for your diary

January 25, 2024

All Awards open

March 1, 2024

Entries close at 11:59PM UTC

March 20, 2024

Winners announced 12.00PM UTC

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Remember, the Remote Excellence Awards are simple and free to enter!

We encourage you to showcase your expertise by entering multiple categories. Don't be shy; this is your moment to shine. Good luck!

Tool tips to make your entry shine

  • Tell your story, but don't write an essay

    Keep it brief: highlight key challenges, share your path to success, and provide tangible results. Make it personal: we want to hear the impacts of your initiatives on your own organisation.

  • Back it up with data

    We love data, so where possible, provide specific metrics to quantify your achievements. You can include testimonials from your team to support your submission with stronger proof points.

  • Think about the judges

    Specific judging criteria is listed on each Award entry page, so cross-reference your entry with the details to make sure you have the best possible chance. Each category panel has a mix of senior leaders from Remote, as well as leading influencers in the field of remote working (they know what they’re talking about, so you should focus on outcomes over theory).