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.
Up for a challenge? Then familiarise yourself with the contest, scroll down for FAQ’s and apply now!
Want to participate as a Jury?
Top executives or highly experienced LGBT+ leaders can also participate as a Jury Member. To request more information, please contact Katrine or click on “Apply for the RAHM Contest” button and thick the box!
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE FINALE?
The RAHM Contest is international and can be organised anywhere. The Contest Finale takes place one day before the Pride, offering the possibility to share the experience of the Pride together with the RAHMers! All participants and Community Members are invited to join for the RAHM Get-Together, Pride Breakfast and Pride Parade.
Dates and location will be announced soon!
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, 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. Finally, the video interview – to get the impression of you.
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 RHAM 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 - The Global LGBT+ Leadership Contest has made me realise both 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 with 99 of the other BEST leaders from around the world, it has shifted my expectations of both myself and the my expectations of the people on my teams, it has connected me to quite simply the BEST LGBT leaders from all over the world and 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 Kozlov Knowledge 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
The Contest is entirely in English.
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.
You must be at least 18 y/o.
If you haven’t completed the video interview, when applying for RAHM Community, you will be asked to do so.
No, but we will film the event and take pictures which will be available online.
We will also feature the Top10 in a portraits.
No, but we can provide you with the travel information.
The participation is completely free of charge!
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 😉
No, we are interested in diversity of leadership styles where we can learn from each other.
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.