The foundation

PROUT AT WORK-Foundation


Albert Kehrer (he/him)

“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.”

Jean-Luc Vey (he/him)

“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.“


Jo Labecka (no pronouns)
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 (she/her)
Project Lead

“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.”

Frauke Becker (she/her)
Project Lead

“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.”

Christian BoĂź (he/him)
Project Lead

“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.”

Enea Cocco (he/him)
Project Lead

“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.”

Victoria Schoenle (she/her)
Working Student

“Diversity is nothing you can simply ignore or just tolerate and we have made great progress in celebrating the colourful variety of the LGBT*IQ community over the last years. But even in the 21st century it is unfortunately still not a matter of course that everyone can be completely themselves either in their daily life or at work. With my work I want to contribute to creating equal opportunities for LGBT*IQ people.“

Fern Rosenberger (no pronouns)
Federal Volunteer

“I want to help in creating a world where every person can be themselves and express their sexuality and gender identity, not only in private- but also in a work environment. As part of the LGBT-Community, Diversity and Inclusion at work are very important to me, and im elated to be able to use my volunteer year to help with making a difference, and paving the way for others to flourish in their workplace.”

Antonia Korth (any pronouns)

“Especially for queer people, myself included, coming out is still one of the biggest hurdles in the workplace, because as an LGBT*IQ person you still often have to fear discrimination and negative consequences. This leads not only to personal restrictions, but also to serious limitations on one’s performance. To counteract this, I would like to gain insights into the implementation of equal opportunities for LGBT*IQ people in the workplace during my internship.”

Celine Moosheimer (any pronouns)

“I have experienced for myself what it is like not to be oneself at work and to have to hide. That’s why I want to work with my colleagues for more freedom and equality – especially for disadvantaged groups. Because while the queer community has many achievements to show, there is still discrimination against them. That’s why I want to contribute to everyone being able to be themselves – always and everywhere.”

advisory board

Stefan Kiefer

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.”

Dennis Heuer

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.”

Kornelia Wenz
Wirtschaftsweiber e.V.

“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.”

Antonia Wadé
Diversity Management
Audi AG

“Being queer is still associated with prejudice.
In my company, I’m working towards a future were being queer is considered as normal.”

Gerhard MĂĽller
Head of Workforce Analytics


“I want a trusting and open working environment – and it’s worth fighting for it.”

Susanne Nezmeskal-Berggötz
Deutsche Post AG

Claudia Peiser

Heidi Stock

Christine Rauh

Sofia Strabis
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.”

Nina Strassner

Matthias Stupp

Holger Reuschling
Vorstand Mitgliedergewinnung und Nachwuchsförderung
Völklinger Kreis e.V.

“I advocate for LGBT*IQ in the workplace, because it is “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.”

Barbara Thiel
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.”

Martin Behle

Tanja Bauer-GlĂĽck
Business Coach
Bauer Business Consulting

founding companies


©Jens Schadendorf

Jens Schadendorf

“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.”

Jörg Litwinschuh-Barthel

PROUT AT WORK-memberships

Bundesverband der Stiftungen

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

Charta der Vielfalt

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.

Safe Space Alliance

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

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.

Queeres Netzwerk Bayern

In a cooperation that is unique throughout Bavaria, several organizations have joined forces to strengthen the infrastructure of the LGBT*IQ community in Bavaria. The project is funded until 2023 by the Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labor and Social Affairs (StMAS).

Achieving. More. Together.

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