Winning with diversity: that’s what the Charta der Vielfalt e. V. is calling for from young employees aged between 16 and 27. The aim of the national DIVERSITY CHALLENGE team competition is to get young people excited about diversity and to empower them in their dedication to a working world that is free of bias and appreciative, a world in which everyone can unfold their full potential with their own skills.
It is everyone’s business how diversity is shaped in companies and organisations. Precisely young employees can offer a fresh look at how the working world and respect-based interaction could look in the future. The competition gives young people the opportunity to shape diversity with creative and innovative activities. The key question is: How can we push diversity in our working environment, filling it with life?
From January to June 2018 young employees were able to apply to the competition as a team and attend one of the 14 CHALLENGE.Labs, workshops on the topic of diversity, to prepare for the DIVERSITY CHALLENGE. The competition phase of the competition has been up and running since July 2018. A total of 126 teams are currently developing creative ideas of how they can strengthen at least one dimension of diversity in their organisation, imbuing it with life. They have time to implement their activities until late March 2019, then to document them in multimedia and submit the documentation as a competition entry.
A jury will judge the competition entries based on five competitive criteria and select the best submissions. The winning teams will be awarded a joint trip to Berlin for the grande finale of an awards ceremony in the summer of 2019.