Holtzbrinck Diversity Day 2022

Photo of a presentation on Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values at Holtzbrinck. We believe that diversity should not only be recognized and addressed, but should also become part of our DNA and thus the norm.

That is why we take part in the Germany-wide "Charta der Vielfalt" (Diversity) initiative every year on May 31 and celebrate Diversity Day at our company. This year, Diversity Day was celebrated for the fourth time at Holtzbrinck - and it was an unforgettable event for everyone who took part, whether live or online.

The day began with a speech from the Holtzbrinck Executive Board, in which the importance of diversity at Holtzbrinck and the current initiatives for a more diverse and inclusive company were addressed. Following the management's speech, Ms. Sarcan, a diversity expert who will be supporting Holtzbrinck's diversity initiatives in the coming months, introduced herself at the holding company in Stuttgart.

Photo of a presentation on Diversity & Inclusion
Audience at the kick-off event of Holtzbrinck Diversity Day 2022

Afterwards, Tijen Onaran, founder and entrepreneur, discussed diversity in the working environment with Lisa Hegemann from Zeit Online. The conversation revolved around improvements that are still needed in this area and about her personal experiences of why diversity is so important.

In the afternoon, our colleagues Johanna Behre and Stephanie Trinkl presented the first Holtzbrinck-wide LGBTQIA+ network - "Queer @ Holtzbrinck":

"Queer@Holtzbrinck is a developing story. We see ourselves as inclusive, informative and interactive. Our goals include:

  • Close links with the existing Diversity Steering Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Network.
  • Networking and empowerment of queer colleagues in the affiliated companies of the Holtzbrinck Group
  • Informal monthly meetings to get to know each other
  • Strengthening the visibility and awareness of queer realities".
LGBT Community Network Banner: Queer @ Holtzbrinck

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