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
  • Attention: In 2023 we want to shorten the PROUTExecutives list significantly and are therefore happy to receive nominations from people who, for example, have already been placed in previous years or are on international lists. After 5 years of publishing around 100 people each year on this list and the former existing Top100 lists, it is time to take a breath and pay special tribute to some of the previous placers – in a “Special Edition” version of the list.
    • People may also be nominated who, for example, have recently retired but were very involved before retirement.

PROUTinSMEs

  • Out LGBT*IQ people from SMEs with ≤ 499 employees and ≤ 50 million € turnover per year (definition according to the Institut fĂĽr 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 fĂĽr 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