LGBT*IQ Awards

Since 2018, our LGBT*IQ Awards have been recognising particularly committed and influential company networks. These awards express our appreciation and respect – for people who give weight, a face and a voice to the interests of LGBT*IQ in the workplace.

“We spend an enormous portion of our precious time at work. It is imperative that employers create an environment in which everyone can be fully themselves and safe. These networks have contributed immensely to people being considered valuable talents within their companies, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or gender identity – and we celebrate you for that!”

Albert Kehrer, Chair, PROUT AT WORK Foundation

an award for diversity – three categories

Big impact initiative award

The award in the “Big Impact Initiative” category goes to a network that has demonstrated particular initiative in working towards a connected, open and egalitarian work environment for everyone in the previous year – independent of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Your network has done something really special this year to take a stand within the company or out in the field? Your campaign’s creativity and sustainability make it stand out from the masses? Apply for the Big Impact Initiative Award:

Rising Star award

The “Rising Star” category awards newly founded or young networks that will shape the future. These networks position themselves optimally, use their resources efficiently and work closely with both diversity and corporate management. The road for successful networking has been paved and the way ahead is clear.

Your network has what it takes to be the newcomer of the year? It was founded less than two years ago but you’re already playing in the big leagues? Apply for the Rising Star Award:

global leader network award

The “Global Leader Network” category focuses on established networks in major companies whose activities reach beyond national borders. Implementing a largely unified and global strategy requires perseverance, lots of heart and great teamwork. This category therefore also honours sustainable success and universal scope.

Your network isn’t limited to Germany only? As a global player, you are committed to equal opportunities for LGBT*IQ beyond national borders as well? Apply for the Global Leader Network Award:



GERMANY’S TOP 100 OUT EXECUTIVES is a project that makes lesbian, gay, bi*, trans* and inter* individuals visible in the workplace.

Since 2018, TOP 100 OUT EXECUTIVES has been highlighting executives who are both professionally successful and queer. They openly take a stand for equal rights for LGBT*IQ and act as role models for the LGBT*IQ community.

In 2019, the project was complemented by a list of TOP LGBT+ VOICES. As a driving force for LGBT*IQ issues, they not only take a stand for more equality for their own benefit but act as voices and representatives for their queer colleagues as well.

Similar lists already exist in the US and the UK. In Germany, GERMANY’S TOP 100 OUT EXECUTIVES is the first of its kind and makes “out” LGBT*IQ from the business world more visible as proud role models. For that very purpose, the UHLALA Group and the PROUT AT WORK Foundation initiated GERMANY’S TOP 100 OUT EXECUTIVES.