The IE code of ethics states that a lack of respect or harassment of others because of their race, color, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, gender, sexual diversity, age or disability are not tolerated in the IE community, because diversity, Inclusion, and non-discrimination are at the core of IE’s community values.
The IE Out & Allies Club endeavors to make this real by raising awareness and engaging in conversations that aim to broaden understanding and support for LGBTQI* populations worldwide. Our student-led LGBTQI* organization organizes events year-round that are open to all members of the IE Community, and which range from the scholarly and educational to networking and cocktail events to celebrate a break from school.
IE Out & Allies Club hosts the following each year
LGBT@Work: Since 2006, IE Out & Allies Club has proudly presented LGBT@Work, the longest running LGBTQI* work conference in Europe, and third-largest business school LGBTQI* conference in the world. The goal of LGBT@Work is to promote the free exchange of ideas, and to provide a networking platform for LGBTQI* students, professionals, and allies. Speakers, sponsors, and attendees from all around the world join LGBT@Work to create a diverse, international, and welcoming learning experience. Employers like McKinsey & Company also participate in an LGBT@Work CV Book sent to our conference’s top corporate sponsors
LGBTQ+ Around the World Series is a quarterly documentary series that highlights LGBTQ+ issues around the world through film screenings
IE Out & Allies Club supports Fundación Eddy-G, the first LGBTQI* shelter for youth in Spain, through biannual fundraising events and volunteer opportunities
Employer Recruiting Events that highlight companies with strong LGBTQI* diversity & inclusion bona fides
Regular HIV/AIDS Health Seminars
Other notable partnerships include
IE Out & Allies Club participates in the IE Global Village, an annual cultural diversity event co-hosted by Campus Life & the IE Net Impact Club. The event, which draws over 400 students, includes over 25+ geographical clubs.
The IE Foundation is a founding member of REDI (Red Empresarial por la Diversidad y la Inclusión LGBTI), the first inter-company network in Spain for leaders and experts in the field of diversity and inclusion of LGBTI employees.
IEOut & Allies Club proudly co-organizes monthly workshop and networking events with LesWorking – The 1st International Professional Network for Lesbian Women. The founder & CEO is Marta Fernández Herraiz, an MBA alumna of IE Business School.