2024

Audit Express Diversity Equity & Inclusion Support Program

Entrant Company

Audit Express

Category

Achievement - Achievement in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Client's Name

Country / Region

Australia

Audit Express is an award-winning advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations achieve operational excellence through auditing, quality and compliance services. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the Audit Express team works with a range of sectors, including Education, Health & Care, Government, Workplace Health & Safety, Food Safety and Hospitality & Tourism.

The business’s highly diverse team is proudly made up of members of the LGBTIQIA+ community and its allies, and is predominantly a female workforce. As of May 2022, 70% of Audit Express’s workforce identified as female, with 50% of these in senior executive positions.

With such a diverse workforce, the Audit Express team recognised that diversity, equity & inclusion are not just buzzwords, but essential values that organisations should be prioritising. Organisations perform at their best when the diverse qualities of its people are understood, respected and celebrated.

To Audit Express, embracing diversity means recognising, respecting and valuing differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and more. Equity ensures fairness, accessibility and equal opportunities for all individuals, while inclusivity means creating an environment where everyone feels respected, heard, and included. Belonging goes beyond diversity and inclusivity and creates a sense of community and acceptance where everyone feels like they belong.

Having worked for many years across various industry sectors, the team at Audit Express noticed a need for organisations to do more to improve their policies, processes and controls in support of greater diversity, equity and inclusion. The team observed that many organisations lacked a dedicated Diversity and Inclusivity Policy, and did not know where to start when it came to prioritising DE&I principles in their organisation’s policies and procedures.

As auditing and quality assurance professionals with a diverse workforce of its own, Audit Express believed that it could make a real difference within the organisations it worked with, and that diverse communities of employees, partners and customers would benefit greatly through more positive interactions with such organisations.

Credits

Chief Commercial Officer & Founder / Audit Express
Matthew Dale
Chief Executive Officer & Founder / Audit Express
Kevin Ekendahl
Audit Assistant / Audit Express
Pip Lindon-James
Audit Assistant / Audit Express
Aimee Yow
Instructional Designer / educonomy
Claire Cooper
Creative Producer / educonomy
Daniel Savage
 
2024
Universal Render & Header Platform at eBay: Drives Engagement, Streamlines Navigation & Accelerates product agility

Entrant Company

Damodaran Chingleput Sathyakumar

Category

Business Technology Solutions - Software Development Solution

Country / Region

United States

 
2024
Trailblazer in Cloud Transformation & Site Reliability Award

Entrant Company

Leela Manush Gutta

Category

Information Technology - Engineering

Country / Region

 
2024
Harshavardhan Nerella - Senior Cloud Engineer

Entrant Company

Harshavardhan Nerella

Category

Information Technology - Technical Professional of the Year

Country / Region

United States

 
2024
Marawan Nassar - IdentityBrand

Entrant Company

IdentityBrand

Category

Executives & Professionals - Entrepreneur of the Year

Country / Region

United States