#Male Heroes

Why is diversity important to you?

Diversity is the innermost core of our society, enabling us to live differences and to be who we are. Diversity is the opposite of authoritarianism; diversity emphasizes individual strength. When we choose freedom, we always choose diversity. Origin, appearance, religion, gender, and sexuality should not play a role. In companies, the teams that are more successful are those that focus on diversity, those for whom it is more important where you want to go, not from where you come. Those who do not think about diversity will not shape change.

As an elected #malehero, what is your advice for other men?

As long as we live in a society where men want to make women smaller, I am a feminist. Especially we as men should not stop asking questions. Instead we should point out to other men again and again that we have the opportunity every day  – whether in a personal conversation or in public – to actively do something for equal opportunities.

We asked our community about their #maleheroes. Over 70 names came up, and here’s our first selection. Guys, you rock!