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, CEO, PROUT AT WORK-Foundation

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? It will soon be possible to submit applications again for the Big Impact Initiative Award 2022. Be ready and keep your eyes open!

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? It will soon be possible to submit applications again for the Rising Star Award 2022. Be ready and keep your eyes open!

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? It will soon be possible to submit applications again for the Global Leader Network Award 2022. Be ready and keep your eyes open!

lgbt*iq awards 2021

Like last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award ceremony was broadcast virtually, via livestream from a studio, and took place on October 21, 2021. The recording can be found on our Youtube channel:

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