Sandvik India Gender Awards for Organizations and Individuals

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Deadline: 30 April 2019

Sandvik is inviting both individuals and organizations for its Gender Awards, created to support gender initiatives and recognize excellence and commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion in areas such as education and social change.

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The Sandvik India Gender Awards are divided into eight categories. The jury will select one individual per category to be awarded for his or her contributions to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. The award consists of a trophy and financial support.

The awards were established by Sandvik in India to recognize excellence and commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Gender Equality):

  • Fostering and promoting an inclusive approach in the communities
  • Challenging and overcoming conscious and subconscious bias
  • Developing a gender-balanced leadership in the workplace
  • Helping women achieve their ambitions personally and professionally

Focus Areas

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The awards focus on the following areas:

Award Categories

  • Individual
  • Community-based organization (CBO), incl. self-help groups
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • Social venture (SV)
  • Governmental organization
  • Academia
  • Corporate organization (Policy)
  • Corporate organization (CSR)

Why apply

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Powerful stories need to be told, recognized and disseminated, so as to inspire and motivate others. Equally important reasons for applying are, for example:

  • Recognition of applicant’s contribution to women’s empowerment in a large venue with companies and other organizations
  • The opportunity to become a part of networks with peer groups and other key stakeholders
  • The opportunity to have applicant’s project featured on multiple media channels

Eligibility Criteria

Any individual or a representative of an organization working towards women’s development across India can apply for this award.

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Selection Process

The following parameters will be under consideration in the selection process:

  • Adherence to applicability
  • Authenticity of the entry
  • Work to eliminate gender:
    • discrimination
    • violence
    • harmful practices
    • trafficking
    • exploitation
  • Work for gender:
    • recognition
    • equal right
    • equal opportunities
    • empowerment
    • policy change

Terms and Conditions

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The following terms and conditions apply for the Sandvik India Gender Awards.

  • Sandvik India Gender Awards is organized by the CSR department of Sandvik Asia Private Limited which also heads the organizing team.
  • Only individuals and/or organizations residing in India can apply for the award.
  • By submitting an application, participants represent and warrant that the information included in the application is true and accurate.
  • Participants may enter the competition more than once per application cycle, either as individuals or as part of a team. However the individual can be the main contact in only one category.
  • If entering as a team/organization, the team must appoint one individual as the team leader and main contact.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the submission of an online form. Hard copies or emails will not be considered as valid applications.
  • The organizing team reserves the right to request documentary proof of critical information furnished by the contestants regarding their initiative, program or project.
  • Any misrepresentation of facts will lead to automatic disqualification from the contest.
  • Finalists must be part of the final jury presentation round a day before the award night and be present on the award night to receive the award.
  • The organizing team is not responsible for any liabilities or losses arising out of, or due to, participation in the competition.
  • The decision of the jury will be final.
  • The organizing team reserves the right to change the rules, terms and conditions without prior notice.

How to Apply

  • In addition to submitting the form below, please email us additional information, such as:
    • Personal resume (required)
    • Project presentation or brochure (if any)
    • Annual Report / Sustainability Report (if any)
    • Awards and recognitions (if any)
    • Publications, photos, media coverage etc. (if any)
  • Applicants must submit their additional information, with subject line “Their name – Award Category” in soft copy or as a web link at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: India

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For more information, please visit Sandvik India Gender Awards.

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