Meet our Culture Pioneer judges
Our judging panel for 2023 comprises true ambassadors of people-first workplace cultures. These industry experts are all committed to our mission of championing the real change makers of organisational culture.
Our 2023 judging panel
Leading Authority on Maverick Leadership. Leadership Consultant, Trainer, Author, at The Maverick Paradox.
Prof. Emma Parry
Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Changing World of Work Group, Cranfield School of Management
Author, facilitator & award winning analyst | learning changemaker | Cofounder of Emerging Stronger
Director of Clarity Learning and Development, L&D Professional, Coach and Author
Keynote speaker, future of leadership authority, coach and author, That People Thing Ltd
Award-winning Psychologist, Bestselling HR Author and Employee Wellbeing Expert
Executive & leadership coach, pioneer of coaching outdoors, mindfulness trainer
Chief Pay it Forward Officer, Speaker, Author and Consultant DebCo HR LTD
Wellbeing & Happiness at Work Specialist, delivering Strong Vibrant Happy Incorporated teams. CEO SVH Inc.
Wellbeing consultant and neuroscientist, CEO of Elite Mind Academy
Inclusive culture expert, transgender advocacy, CEO of See Change Happen
Workplace culture consultant, 2x Sunday Times Bestseller, ex-Twitter VP
Award-winning career coach, leadership trainer, speaker & author of Equality vs Equity: Tackling Issues of Race in the Workplace
Celebrating our 2022 Pioneers
Meet the culture-driven people professionals and teams that impressed our judges and brought home trophies in 2022.
What our judges are looking for
The judges will be shortlisting entries that demonstrate a positive working culture to celebrate and share with our HR and L&D communities.
“Wouldn’t it be great if more employers in the UK make a conscious effort to move away from a work culture which celebrates overwork as a sign of commitment and ambition, and move towards prioritising the health and wellbeing of its employees?”
Culture Pioneers Judge for Wellbeing Category
“What I am looking from the entries for the Culture Pioneer Inclusion Award are those organisations that have tackled inclusion holistically like any strategic initiative, owned by the leadership, resourced, reported on and having sustainable long term impact.”
Culture Pioneers Judge for Inclusion Category
“Sometimes the best learning initiatives aren’t all singing and all dancing formal programmes but subtle, clever, thoughtful ideas that impact everyone from entry level to the most senior executives. Tell us your organisation’s whole story and what difference people have experienced.”
Culture Pioneers Judge for Learning Category
“Organisations succeed when they are authentic to their mission and values. Understanding this enables Culture Pioneers to reflect their brand within their internal culture, to enable true transparency and trust. Only then will their organisational growth be assured.”
Culture Pioneers Judge for Brand Category
Download our 2023 entry guide
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