WHAT IS THE GOAL Behind THE PROUTPERFORMER LISTS?
PROUT PERFORMER makes role models visible, who make a substantial contribution for equal opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersexual and queer persons at work.
PROUT PERFORMERS show that a successful career at work is possible regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Is there a ranking in the PROUT PERFORMER-Lists?
The PROUT PERFORMER-lists consist of two parts.
The largest part is an alphabetical overview of the list’s placements without specific ranks.
Only the top of the list with the leading candidates will be ranked by our jury. How many ranked placements will be published varies from list to list.
Which countries are included in the lists?
The lists are open to people working in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. No separate lists are published for each country.
What happened to GERMANY’S TOP 100 OUT EXECUTIVES list?
The cooperation with our partner has been terminated and the TOP 100 OUT EXECUTIVE list will therefore no longer be published as of 2021.
The new PROUT PERFORMER-lists stand on their own and are no competition to the former TOP 100 OUT EXECUTIVE list.
QUESTIONS REGARDING THE NOMINATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Who may be nominated?
Detailed requirements for a nomination for the respective lists can be found here.
Are there any deadlines I need to consider?
The nomination period runs until Friday, March 12, 2021.
Nominees must submit their application forms by Friday, March 19, 2021.
The lists will then be published on the first Monday in June, just in time for Pride Month. This corresponds to June 7, 2021.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE END OF THE NOMINATION Period AND HOW EXACTLY DOES THE EVALUATION PROCESS WORK?
PROUT AT WORK will begin to sort the nominations already during the nomination period. It will first be determined whether a nominee fulfills all the requirements to appear on the list and nominees may be assigned to other lists or excluded.
After the nomination deadline, PROUT AT WORK takes a look at all the application forms from each list and decides who will get a placement based on the corresponding evaluation criteria.
In addition, PROUT AT WORK will name a list-specific number of finalists for PROUTExecutives, PROUTinSMEs and PROUTVoices. They will be contacted and asked to submit a video of a maximum of two minutes in which they present themselves and their commitment. The videos will be submitted to our jury for evaluation. This evaluation will determine the final ranking at the top of the list.
For PROUTExecutiveAllies, PROUTinThePublicService, PROUTinMediaArtCulture and PROUTPoliticians, no finalists will be determined. The community jury, which evaluates the candidates of these lists, receives all nominations for evaluation. The top candidates for these lists will then be determined based on the results of this evaluation.
Prior to the publication of the lists on 7 June, all candidates will be informed about their placement so any necessary agreements and arrangements for a communication in the media can be made (approx. end of May 2021).
Questions on the application form
What is the next step after submitting the form?
After submitting, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. PROUT AT WORK will contact you in good time before the lists are published to inform you about a possible spot on the list (approx. end of May 2021)