PROUT AT WORK-Foundation
“I know from personal experience what it feels like to be able to develop your full potential in the workplace. Too many people still do not have the confidence to be themselves. My contribution as the CEO of PROUT AT WORK is to work precisely on this with companies and organizations, in order to come closer to the goal of a non-discriminatory and inclusive working environment.”
“For me, it is important that everyone discovers their potential and finds their place in the world of work, regardless of the sexual orientation and_or gender identity. In recent years, there have been many achievements in this area, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done and many challenges to overcome. That’s why I’m committed to help LGBT*IQ in the workplace.“
Strategy & Corporate Partners
“With my work, I would like to contribute to the visibility of LGBT*IQ people. Everyone deserves to be respected and to be able to show themselves as their true selves. However, very many people still don’t dare to do so, which is why we absolutely need more role models who show that it is possible. Together with companies and organizations, we can create a safe environment where differences are valued as potentials and not seen as hurdles.”
Donna von Hösslin
“For me, working for LGBT*IQ equal opportunities means standing up for an open-minded workplace that is characterized by acceptance for all people. It is important to me, that everyone can come to work as the person he_she is.”
“Working for LGBT*IQ equal opportunities is a matter close to my heart. Through my work, I want to make LGBT*IQ topics more visible, by drawing attention to existing inequalities. In the best case, it stimulates reflection and rethinking of existing views and structures and thus promote honest and sustainable change in the world of work.”
“Luckily, many people are already talking about queer issues with great openness, and many straight people are now showing themselves appreciative and accepting – that’s something. Nevertheless, the concerns of LGBT*IQ have not yet become part of invisible normality and it is important to me to make a practical contribution in solidarity.”
“Work that improves equal opportunities for LGBT*IQ just makes sense. Since I feel privileged in many ways, I see it not only as a personal concern to work for more equal opportunities and against discrimination. For me, it also means taking responsibility, contributing to a better society and actively change.”
Federal Voluntary Service
“The fact that inclusion and equal opportunities for LGBT*IQ in the workplace are extremely important for people belonging to this group, should not be a question to discuss and definitely be encouraged. However, it is still often unknown that employers and colleagues benefit from open-minded employees and their potential. With my work, I would like to contribute, among other things, to more companies becoming aware of this fact and actively and sustainably promote the inclusion of LGBT*IQ in the workplace. “
Federal Voluntary Service
“Diversity is blossoming more and more in all its colorfulness. Nevertheless, many see the existence of the LGBT*IQ community as a trend they would first have to agree with or as something they could at most tolerate like a society on the fringe.
Tolerance is not enough. I want to promote inclusion instead of pure tolerance – in private, as well as in professional settings.”
Director Government and Regulatory Affairs
“For me, it is a matter of course to stand up for LGBT*IQ in the workplace.”
Chief Human Resources Officer
“LGBT+ diversity is a matter close to my heart, both professionally and personally!”
Charta der Vielfalt e.V.
“As Charta der Vielfalt e. V., we are committed to all dimensions of diversity in the worldplace. I am very pleased to be able to make an active contribution to the success of LGBTIQ* diversity as a member of the advisory board.”
White & Case
“I am committed to PROUT AT WORK, because the professional environment plays a central role these days and more diversity can only enrich the world of work.”
“Being queer is still associated with prejudice.
In my company, I’m working towards a future were being queer is considered as normal.”
Head of Workforce Analytics
“I want a trusting and open working environment – and it’s worth fighting for it.”
Deutsche Post AG
Head of Learning & Development
“It is important to me, that everyone in the company feels welcome and valued and that nobody is disadvantaged.”
“At AXA, we see diversity among employees as an enriching and creative resource and thus a success factor for our company.”
Leitung Diversity & Inclusion Management
“As the inclusion officer at Commerzbank AG and Head of Diversity & Inclusion Management, I believe that the inclusion of all people, with their individual skills and potential, is an essential goal of corporate culture. Everyone belongs to it & there is no “label” for people. The aim of our diversity strategy is to think about all aspects of diversity & inclusion management globally and to anchor them in people so that diversity can be experienced as an integral part of our DNA.”
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
“I advocate for LGBT*IQ in the workplace, because it is my goal that in the very near future it will no longer need special mention.”
Vorstand Mitgliedergewinnung und Nachwuchsförderung
Völklinger Kreis e.V.
“Diversity in business and society is the prerequisite for prosperity and progress. LGBT*IQ business is an essential factor in igniting this power of diversity. That’s what I stand for.”
“Equal opportunities are important to me, because these opportunities for people with a different sexual orientation are still unevenly distributed and discrimination continues to exist in companies.”
“All human beings are born free and equal in rights and opportunities. Thinking this way and acting in this spirit is not only deeply humane and non-negotiable. It is also socially, culturally and economically beneficial – for each person, the companies in which we work, the society to which we belong. I want to make a contribution to ensuring that thinking and acting in this way becomes much more ‘normal’ for the LGBT*IQ community than it has been up to now – in order to make the world a better place.”
PROUT AT WORK-memberships
The Federal Association of German Foundations provides one with regular information on current topics in the foundation sector and represents their interests to the public, politics and administration.
With its information overview of the 10 different foundations that are currently working with them, Regenbogenstiftungen offers more visibility and transparency for the LGBT*IQ community.
ILGA is a global organization that supports LGBT*IQ networks, in order to create a safe and equal togetherness.
PROUT AT WORK-Partnerships
The Charta der Vielfalt promotes the recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the world of work.
FidAR advocates for more women in supervisory boards and management positions.
The Safe Space Alliance is a non-profit organization that helps people from the LGBT*IQ community to identify safe spaces worldwide.
Work It Out is a platform for based in Bulgaria domestic and international companies that want to make their workplaces more inclusive and embrace the benefits of diversity. Work It Out is a collaborative initiative of GLAS Foundation and Single Step Foundation.