“WORK WHERE YOU ARE CELEBRATED, NOT WHERE YOU ARE TOLERATED”
Since the inception in 2009, STICKS & STONES has quickly become a groundbreaking career fair, by bringing together emerging LGBTIQ+ talent with proud companies. This allows entry-level and experienced professionals to (re)orient themselves professionally, gather the latest insights about the working world, and to expand their network. All of this takes place in an accepting and celebratory atmosphere. STICKS & STONES is where folks come to widen their knowledge, stock up on inspiration and fill their contact list with like-minded people.
TALKS & PANELS
On the 1st of July, 2023, thousands of jobseekers, and curious vistors, will gather at the Verti Music Hall Berlin for the careerfair of the year. This year’s speaker program will focus on the ever so pertinent, AI. While the record breaking, 150+ exhibitors representing over 40 different industries will be wooing visitors and letting them in on the working life at their individual companies.
More than 150 employers with over than 2,000 queerfriendly job opportunities at home and abroad. Come talk to recruiters from a variety of industries, learn more about their job postings, and find out about the exhibitors’ company culture.
Our program will span over four stages* – covering topics such as artificial intelligence, recruiting, work-life balance, LGBTIQ+ experiences and diversity. Speakers will share their expertise and insights into these topics, inform and discuss all questions concerning job applications and career tips in start-ups, medium-sized and large companies.
*Stages 3-4 are silent stages with the use of headphones.
We will always be proud, but that doesn’t mean we have to be loud. This year we are introducing “silent hours”. From 10 am -12pm no music will be played onsite and the lights will be dimmed. These sensory modifications will allow those who need them to enjoy what SXS has to offer in a more suitable and comfortable setting.
In addition to AI and LGBTIQ+ talks, networking is becoming more important every year. Whether you are a young professional, a techie, a lawyer, an executive or looking for a job: at the various get-togethers and speed-networkings you will get the chance to meet, exchange and network with other like-minded people from different industries and companies.
For the first time this year, we would like to give queer associations, institutions and collectives from our LGBTIQ+ community the opportunity to present themselves at STICKS & STONES – in addition to the “big fish” exhibitors.
What are your strengths and how can you develop yourself further? Which profession suits you best? How can you make a good impression e at job interviews? Our coaches will give you valuable tips in free sessions on the day of the fair!
Are you looking for a new job? Then STICKS & STONES gives you the opportunity to submit your resume in advance to our 150+ LGBTIQ+ friendly exhibitors and get invited for a one-on-one interview at the fair!
In addition to the career expanding and personal growth encouraging points above, STICKS & STONES will also offer: yoga session, resume checks, a job wall and the opportunity for a free tattoo with the Equality sign. After all, fun has a place in professionalism too! Be sure to save some energy, because the after-party will be at SchwuZ!
STICKS & STONES is a project by UHLALA Group. Since 2009, we have been supporting, promoting and connecting LGBTIQ+ people in their careers and bringing them together with companies and organisations that appreciate their LGBTIQ+ employees.
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