THE GLOBAL LGBTIQ+ LEADERSHIP CONTEST
Get challenged. Get inspired. Get Connected.
RAHM | The Global LGBT+ Leadership Contest is an annual event for LGBT+ leaders and RAHM Community members. A highly interactive event with challenges designed specifically to develop & test your leadership skills.
After six editions of the RAHM Contest, we are ready for our next Contest Editions! Are you up for a challenge? Then familiarise yourself with the contest, scroll down for FAQ’s and send us your application.
Participation fee – there isn’t one!
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WHEN AND WHERE IS THE FINALE?
The RAHM Contest is international and can be organised anywhere. The Contest Finale takes place one day before Pride, offering the possibility to share the experience of Pride together with other RAHMers! All participants and Community Members are invited to join for the RAHM Get-Together, Pride Breakfast and Pride Parade.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
RAHM Contest is a highly interactive event of innovative leadership challenges and simulations, extensive strategic networking rounds, inspiring leadership talks, a night and a Pride to remember, incredible prizes to win, and so much more.
WHO IS IT FOR?
We welcome diversity – from students to senior executives and everything in-between. As long as you have excellent achievements in your field, and attitude and motivation to learn, share and contribute your own experience and knowledge. It is for people who are strong in their opinions but still open to hear different perspectives, thoughts and ideas.
1st step: Your CV. Send us your CV and make sure it is up to date!
2nd step: Your motivation, the letter of recommendation and the video interview. Fill out the questionary about your experience and motivation. Additionally, a letter of recommendation from a person who supports you and believes in your leadership talent. Where you recommended by a RAHMer? No need for the letter of recommendation!
Finally, the video interview – to get the impression of you.
Click here to see the application process for the RAHM Contest and / or Community
RAHM Contest Finale: if accepted, you will be invited to participate in one of our Contest Finales and meet other 100 great LGBT+ Leaders!
WANT TO BRING RAHM TO YOUR COMPANY?
RAHM is can be organised anywhere in the world. If you are interested in hosting one of RAHM Leadership Contests, Impact Day, Meet-up or simply want to support RAHM in any other way, explore our partnership offers!
Expand LGBT+ Network
Meet 100 pre-selected successful LGBT+ peers and top executives from different branches. Expand your professional and personal network – find new business-partners, investors and company representatives from LGBT+ friendly companies whilst also making new friends!
Develop your skills
Get extensive feedback from different perspectives (peers, observers and executive jury). Exchange the knowledge among contestants & executives, test your strengths and improve your weaknesses – train your leadership skills through keynotes, talks and leadership simulations.
Outstanding career opportunities
Face-to-face time with company representatives to discuss new perspectives and future possibilities, find mentors or mentees and get recruited by one of our proud partner companies.
..and many more benefits
Different prizes, mentorships, after-contest-party.. More importantly, new insights, thoughts from different perspectives, new contacts and friends and much, much more!
“Taking part in RAHM Contest has made me realise my strengths and weaknesses, not because I am LGBT, but because I am a leader. When I was first told to go for this, the arrogance in me was very much thinking ‘what can I really learn from this’, and did my arrogance get put in check. The RAHM experience has challenged me in ways I didn’t think possible, I was able to work and connect with quite simply the BEST LGBT leaders from around the world, and it has given me the education to go into work and make a positive change for not just LGBT, but for everyone who falls into diversity.”Michael NewtonCOO, The P3 Network
“It was the night before the deadline and a colleague sent me the application link. At first, I was uncertain whether to apply. Then I thought, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I was so excited when selected to compete in person but never imagined the amazing people and abundance of opportunity I would leave Berlin with. The RAHM experience will challenge you, shape you, connect you and empower you!”Lindsay KrakauerHead of SAP Process, Excellence Siemens Healthineers
“The stories of my fellow contestants, now friends, of their pains and of their triumphs had a deep impact on me, one I will continue to unpack. The contest intensified my awareness of my abilities and my desire to create space for all people to become their best selves.”Blake TierneyProject Coordinator, Mental Health America of Wisconsin
“What should I say it was a blast! We were able to network, discuss and defy ourselves! All of this with amazing and very inspiring people from all over the world who shared their personal stories and challenges. A great community of future leaders who support each other!”Janina JahnsSenior Account Director, RPM - revolutions per minute
“A phenomenal coalition for mature and young leaders to work together for making the world a better and a safer place for all LGBT+ people around the globe. This is where strategic and motivated thinkers from various jurisdictions, industries and backgrounds meet and exchange their valuable knowledge. Definitely a place to be if you are passionate about human rights and challenges of LGBT+ communities and demand a change”Alexey KozlovKnowledge Systems Services Manager, Hogan Lovells
“To be able to collaborate with some of our communities leading voices, to feel their relentless drive & determination to seek equality, inclusion & for the right to be who you are. To learn from the strength that some have built brick-by-brick on their journey & the numerous times partnerships with our allies have made success possible. It was a fantastic experience and a privilege to be part of this network of future leaders.”Alastair MillsBusiness Development & Sales Manager, Siemens Energy Management
“I nominated an Asia-based 2017 RAHM finalist, Bess Hepworth. Watching RAHM’s program accelerate her ambitions into more impactful programs to effect change in business and society is breathtaking. RAHM is a unique & superb global mentoring experience and we need more RAHM-accelerated LGBT+ leaders.”Marion McDonaldChief Strategy Officer, Asia Pacific Region, Ogilvy Public Relations Health & Wellness Practice, APAC Co-Lead, Ogilvy Group Hong Kong Regional office
What language will be spoken at the event?
The Contest is entirely in English.
When is the application deadline?
TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Is there any participation fee?
Participation is completely free of charge!
When do the Get-Together and the Pride Breakfast take place?
The Get-Together takes place one day before the Contest Finale; and the Pride Breakfast the day after the Contest and before the Pride Parade. Participation is optional.
What is the age limit for applying to the RAHM Contest?
You must be at least 18 years of age to participate. There is no upper age limit!
Do I have to be "out" to participate?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PUBLICLY OUT TO PARTICIPATE! We do recognise that not everyone is out at their workplace and want to support you nonetheless. If members wish to hide their real identity we respect this and are happy to help by – for example – not sharing their full names or photographs; just let us know. RAHM is an exclusive community, meaning that our events and platform are for members only. Reach out to us if you have any questions regarding personal privacy.
I am a RAHM Community Member. Do I have to complete all application steps?
If you haven’t completed the video interview, when applying for RAHM Community, you will be asked to do so.
Click here to see how the application process works
I am a RAHM Contest Alumni. Can I participate?
We want to make sure to give new Contestants a chance to participate, therefore 10% of RAHM Contest Alumni will be accepted as participants.
Do you out the participants e.g. putting their profile online?
The media shared is open to public. However, if you don’t wish to appear on any pictures and videos or use a pseudonym, we will respect it! It only needs to be communicated to us before the event!
Do you cover any expenses?
No, but we can provide you with the travel information.
Who can I contact regarding any questions?
Does the contest promote a masculine idea of leadership?
No, we are interested in diversity of leadership styles where we can learn from each other.
How do you determine the winner?
The crowd-ranking process. Everyone, who participates in the event – contestants, observers and the top executive jury – is involved in this process. There are no predefined evaluation criteria. After each group challenge every contestant will judge other contestant’s leadership skills on the basis of their own subjective impressions. The winner is the person who has convinced the majority of other participants.
Why the name "RAHM" ?
Rahm is a German word and means creme – it is the best part of the milk – the crème de la crème. Through RAHM we are looking for the most promising, outstandingly qualified LGBT+ Young Talents and Executives. Another reason is we just can’t come up with a boring idea for a name 😉
*If accepted to the Contest, you automatically become a RAHM Community member
DISCLAIMER: We – the UHLALA Group – will publish pictures and videos of the event on social media. By coming to the Contest, you accept our data privacy statement. We thank you for your comprehension and wish you a nice event.