OPEN Spotlight Award 2022-23
We launched the OPEN Spotlight Award to shine the spotlight on organizations that have gone through an inspiring journey in which they worked for diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to cultivate an international community of business and experts promoting openness, who inspire each other by sharing stories and knowledge and lead by example to start positive changes on a large scale.
We know from experience that launching and fostering a successful diversity & inclusion initiative at your workplace takes time. This is why we have decided to organize the OPEN Spotlight Award every 2 years to give organizations the sufficient time they need to develop and examine the efforts they are making toward a more inclusive workplace. We are looking for inspiring case studies for the OPEN Spotlight Award 2023! Keep working on your diversity & inclusion goals, and share your story with us next year!
Tell your unique story and inspire others
We are looking for case studies that demonstrate the challenges and impact of building a more open, diverse and inclusive work environment.
Who is it for
The OPEN Spotlight Award is for organizations that have gone through an inspiring journey in which they worked for diversity and inclusion. It features companies who are willing to talk about these challenges, and how they have mastered them to become a source of inspiration for others.
Who is qualified to shine through the OPEN Spotlight Award?
Businesses, small and large alike, and experts from a wide variety of backgrounds (creative industry, architecture, communications, etc.) may share their stories.
We accept nominations from Europe. The awards may or may not be divided based on geographic regions.
The nominated stories shall come from the past two years or from 2023 (2021-2023).
The impact of sharing your story
Leading by example: The collection of the shortlisted nominations will be published as an e-book distributed by WeAreOpen to inspire many other organizations out there.
Nominations and Review Timeline
The timeline may be subject to change.
There is no nomination fee.
OPEN Spotlight Award Categories
Nominate your story in one of the following categories!
Engine of Change
Stories of people who drove an organization toward greater openness.
Excellence in Belonging
Stories of how creating an open corporate culture contributed to the sense of belonging
We See You Here
Stories of the change that a more realistic representation of people brought to companies and communities
Judges of the OPEN Spotlight Award in 2023
How to nominate your story
The creative mind behind the OPEN Spotlight Award trophies
Meet the amazing Hungarian artist who designed the OPEN Spotlight Award trophies this year: Rebeka Rácz! After completing her design and art theory studies, Rebeka Rácz learned the art of ceramics in an autodidact way. Accepting and highlighting randomness and imperfection is important in her work. She approaches design and creation in an unconventional way, her works reflect freedom and character.