PROUT PERFORMER

Lists and Criteria

PROUTExecutives

  • Out LGBT*IQ people from companies with > 500 employees and/or > 50 million € turnover per year
  • Work in the private sector within Germany, Austria or Switzerland
  • Are up to three levels below top-level management or, in smaller companies, on a comparable management level
  • Have a high visibility in their company e.g. because of their position, their activities etc.
  • Are committed to a LGBT*IQ-friendly work environment even beyond their everyday jobs
  • The evaluation takes into account: seniority and visibility (size of the company, role, etc.) as well as internal and external commitment to LGBT*IQ equal opportunities at the workplace

PROUTinSMEs

  • Out LGBT*IQ people from SMEs with ≤ 499 employees and ≤ 50 million € turnover per year (definition according to the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung Bonn)
    If one of these values is exceeded, the nomination will be counted towards the PROUTExecutives list.
  • Work in the private sector or in other organisations (e.g. NGOs, foundations etc.) within Germany, Austria or Switzerland
  • Are part of the top-level management or a comparable management level
  • Have a high visibility in their company/organisation e.g. because of their position, their activities etc.
  • Are committed to a LGBT*IQ-friendly work environment even beyond their everyday jobs
  • The evaluation takes into account: seniority and visibility (size of the company, role, etc.) as well as internal and external commitment to LGBT*IQ equal opportunities at the workplace

PROUTVoices

  • Out LGBT*IQ people working in Germany, Austria or Switzerland
  • Work in the private sector
  • Show an active commitment in their environment for LGBT*IQ equal opportunities at work, with the following or similar characteristics:
    • Are a driving force for LGBT*IQ topics in their company or initiators of projects
    • Act as a voice and/or representative for LGBT*IQ colleagues
    • Work with decision-makers (HR, D&I, etc.) to promote the topic in their organization
  • The evaluation takes into account: The internal and external commitment to LGBTI*IQ equal opportunities at the workplace.

PROUTExecutiveAllies

  • Actively support LGBT*IQ equal opportunities at the workplace through projects, open communication or other initiatives in their organization – even beyond their everyday jobs
  • Work in the private sector in Germany, Austria or Switzerland
  • Are up to three levels below top-level management or, in smaller companies, on a comparable management level
  • The evaluation takes into account: seniority and visibility (size of the company, role, etc.) as well as internal and external commitment to LGBT*IQ equal opportunities at the workplace

PROUTinMediaArtCulture

  • Out LGBT*IQ people of the public life from media, art & culture, who are mainly active in German speaking countries
  • Art and culture professionals (artists, singers, actors, etc.)
  • Actively contribute to LGBT*IQ equality through projects, initiatives, events, etc.
  • Bring considerable attention to the topic through their activities and reach a large group of people
  • The evaluation is based on the following criteria: The internal and external commitment to LGBT*IQ equal opportunities and the public impact of projects and initiatives

PROUTinthePublicService

  • Out LGBT*IQ people working in the public sector (Germany, Austria or Switzerland)
    • Officials (Beamt_innen)
    • Judges
    • Soldiers
    • Employees subject to the public service union agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst)
  • Show an active commitment in their environment for LGBT*IQ equal opportunities at work, with the following or similar characteristics:
    • Are a driving force for LGBT*IQ topics in their company or initiators of projects
    • Act as a voice and/or representative for LGBT*IQ colleagues
    • Work with decision-makers (HR, D&I, etc.) to promote the topic in their organization
  • The evaluation takes into account: The internal and external commitment to LGBTI*IQ equal opportunities at the workplace.

PROUTPoliticians

  • Out LGBT*IQ people who play an active part in German, Austrian or Swiss politics
  • Are a driving force for the topic of LGBT*IQ equality, a voice and/or representative for LGBTIQ citizens
  • Are committed to a LGBTIQ friendly environment in their area of influence, even beyond their everyday job
  • The evaluation is based on the following criteria: The internal and external commitment to LGBT*IQ equal opportunities and the public impact of projects and initiatives