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  • Writer's pictureMel W

Recognizing Diversity in Tech: Tech Diversity Awards Australia Now Open for Submissions

If you know me, you know I get all the feels about tech that's as diverse as the community it serves.

As someone who navigates the business world with a 'Neuro spicy' [neurodivergent] brain and reliance on accessible tools and tech solutions to assist me daily, I can’t help but cheer on every genius idea amplified by this annual awards program.

A red carpet outside on a street, with silver bollards connected by red ropes.


Hey there, it's Mel, your Awards HYPE-WOMAN!

As a proud neurodivergent (AuDHD) business owner, I'm thrilled to discuss the Tech Diversity Awards 2024.

These awards highlight the amazing things that happen when technology is combined with the world around us.

Innovation is my mf JAM!

Each year, I'm inspired by solutions that improve the well-being of others and, in some cases - are entirely life-changing. Check out last year's winners here for inspo.

I get *full-body goosebumps* when I hear the startup stories of Tech Founders across Australia, putting everything into their dreams of creating a better world.

Even more so, when marginalised people are given a springboard such as Tech Diversity Australia.

So, here are all the deets for you to make an informed decision on whether these awards are for you.

Mark Your Calendars [Key dates]:

Kickoff: October 3, 2023, is when we start the party with submissions.

Deadline: December 15, 2023 – don't be late to this one!

Judging: They get their thinking caps starting February 14, 2024.

Awards: Get your glam on for May 23, 2024.

Where: The one and only Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.

Whether you’re shaking up the biz world from the inside, lighting up the classroom with tech, or making government stuff actually cool – you're why these awards exist.

The Line-Up [Award categories]:


Your DE+I committee's efforts or programs that reshape your organization's diversity landscape are the stories we need.


Your initiatives fuel tomorrow's diverse tech leaders, from academic research to STEM outreach programs.


Step into the spotlight if you're creating apps that make a difference or programs that introduce inclusive tech to government services.

Campaign of the Year:

Your campaigns that spotlight DE+I deserve recognition – whether they're on social media, posters, or inclusive ad campaigns.

Tech for Good:

This broad category celebrates everything from social impact to health and well-being through technology.

TechDiversity Program Values

The following text is from the TDA platform where you can find more info and view past nominee galleries:

Unleashing Impact with DE+I Powerhouse

Welcome to the TechDiversity Awards 2024, a platform that magnifies the extraordinary impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE+I) initiatives within technology workforces across many industries.

Under the compelling theme “DE+I Powerhouse, Unleashing Impact,” we embark on a journey to celebrate the resounding influence of DE+I on individuals, organisations, and the broader community.

TechDiversity Awards 2024 provides an illuminating narrative into the exponential impact of DE+I initiatives, channelled through six impactful statements:

1. Cultivating Talent:

Witness the awe-inspiring potential of a diverse workforce in cultivating innovation and driving growth.

2. Celebrating Innovation:

Explore how DE+I fuels groundbreaking innovation, shaping the very fabric of the tech industry.

3. Fostering Competitiveness:

Unveil the strategic advantage of inclusivity in fostering unmatched competitiveness.

4. Building Futures:

Delve into the enduring influence of DE+I in crafting equitable and prosperous futures.

5. Bridging Skills Gap:

Discover the economic potential unlocked by addressing skill gaps through inclusive practices.

6. Driving Innovation and Success:

Embrace the compelling connection between DE+I and remarkable success.

Ready to enter the Tech Diversity Awards?

The Tech Diversity Awards are more than a chance to score a trophy; they celebrate the ingenuity of making tech kinder, wiser, and more equitable.

If your brainchild is ready to strut its stuff but you're scratching your head on how to get those words flowing or just can't find the time to get your submission sorted, I got you!

Book a free intro call to chat about your goals (via my calendar below), and let’s give those judges something to remember.

Mel xx


As a multi-award-winning B2B Awards Copywriter in Australia and a neurodivergent business owner, I've created this glossary to reflect accessibility and inclusivity in the business awards space. If there's anything else you'd like me to cover, include or revise, feel free to let me know at or visit


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