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Volkswagen's LGBT* and friends network introduces itself

„We are #WeDriveProud“

Respect, tolerance, diversity lived out – these are the objectives of the LGBTIQ* and friends network #WeDriveProud at Volkswagen. The communication platform looks out for the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual, as well as queer people, and came into being in March 2019 as a Diversity Management initiative.

The network has 450 members, some of whom we will introduce here. Starting with Diversity Manager Thore Masekowitz. He got to know the Group and its exciting tasks during an internship in Group Compliance in 2017. Thore has been working in Group Diversity Management since 2019 and is involved in #WeDriveProud, primarily as spokesperson for the network.

The 31-year-old answers the “We are #WeDriveProud” questionnaire.

LGBTIQ stands for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer”. The abbreviation originated in the USA and is a succinct way of describing people who differ from the heterosexual norm when it comes to their sexual orientation, gender identity or body.

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