The world's first virtual job fair for LGBT people and straight allies  will take place from 23rd to 29th June.
The world’s first virtual job fair for LGBT people and straight allies  will take place from 23rd to 29th June.

The world’s first virtual job fair for LGBT people and straight allies  will take place from 23rd to 29th June.

For the first time, job seekers will have the opportunity to get to know employers online who have a corporate culture that is open towards LGBT+ people. Volkswagen, Vodafone, Deutsche Bahn, Charité, Bayer, SAP and White & Case are among the first exhibitors.

In the shadow of the emerging Corona crisis, the organisers of STICKS & STONES decided as early as mid-March to hold the LGBT+ Career Fair digitally, as well as the STICKS & STONES events in Berlin and Munich. For three weeks now, employers have been able to register as exhibitors for the fair. Already 57 companies have confirmed their participation.

Visitors can already look forward to these companies and organisations:

Accenture, Avanade, A.T. Kearney, Axel Springer, Axiom Law, BaFin – Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BASF, Bayer, Berliner Feuerwehr, Bundesamt für die Sicherheit der nuklearen Entsorgung, blu:boks Berlin, BwConsulting, Charité, Clifford Chance, Coca-Cola, Codecentric, Daimler Group Services Berlin, Delivery Hero, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Welle, DIS AG, Enterprise Autovermietung, Gleiss Lutz, Gothaer, Hach | Danaher, HERE Technologies, Homeday, INDITEX, ITZBund, Lidl, McKinsey & Company, METRO, Noerr, Oetker Digital, Oliver Wyman, Offerista, Palo Alto Networks, Panda, Pfizer, Porsche, Productsup, RAHM, Roland Berger, Sana Kliniken Berlin-Brandenburg, SAP, Sopra Steria, Takeda, TOTAL Deutschland, UHLALA Group, Unicorns In Tech, Vodafone, Volkswagen, White & Case, Zentrale Stelle für Informationstechnik im Sicherheitsbereich, Zeit, ZS Associates.

LGBT+ friendly employers can still register before 1st June 2020.

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Stuart B. Cameron, founder and CEO of STICKS & STONES.

“We are noticing that many employers in the Corona crisis are focusing on digital events. They also understand that diversity is an important factor in recruiting and retaining talents, even during the crisis. With the digital STICKS & STONES we would like to ensure that the opportunity to participate in the fair is open to job seekers who cannot attend our physical events in Berlin & Munich – for example because they cannot travel from other parts of Germany, they are unable to attend the dates or they are currently in quarantine due to the Corona crisis,” says Stuart B. Cameron, founder and CEO of STICKS & STONES.

Participants have the opportunity to visit the booths for one week, from 23rd to 29th June. In addition to the main fair day called “Access All Areas”, there will be one fair day each for specific target groups. Job seekers can log in to the fair from anywhere with their smartphones, tablets, laptops or computers.

Since the entire LGBT+ community and also the cultural industries in Germany are strongly affected by the Corona crisis, up to 50 employers from the LGBT+ community, the arts and the cultural industry will be offered a free booth at STICKS & STONES Digital.

At STICKS & STONES Digital, the fairgrounds and booths are displayed virtually. Visitors are guided intuitively through the fair. On the virtual fair stands, the exhibitors’ offers are presented in multimedia with the help of videos, picture galleries, links or other interactive formats. They can also directly exchange with exhibitors via live chats.

With its focus on the LGBT+ and straight allies community, the event gives a special platform for companies and employers to take a clear stand on the issues of diversity, appreciation and tolerance in the workplace. STICKS & STONES Digital is aimed at school pupils, students, and graduates as well as young and senior professionals.

Visitors can now register for the fair at www.sticks-and-stones.com.

In addition to STICKS & STONES Digital, STICKS & STONES Berlin will also take place in the Verti Music Hall on 20 June 2020. If it cannot be held on that day due to the current situation, the event will be postponed to a later date. On November 21, 2020, the Munich edition of the LGBT+ job and career fair will take place again.