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Feel at home, wherever you’re based

We’re committed to making this a welcoming environment for everyone – a place where you can be yourself and be celebrated for it. As part of that commitment, we have a number of initiatives in place to support our LGBT+ community.

  • Friends of LGBT+ Network

    Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT+) & Friends Network champions inclusion and celebrates diversity, both at work and out in the community. All our LGBT+ graduates are assigned a buddy from our LGBT+ community, someone who can offer them advice and guidance, who can inspire them to be who they are and say what they feel every day.

  • Out and proud

    In 2018, we surveyed more than 3,000 LGBT+ individuals across 15 countries in partnership with “Out Now.” We found 58% of young LGBT+ people weren’t open about their sexual orientation or gender identity at work because they feared being discriminated against by managers and colleagues. Meanwhile, 31% admitted they had hidden their sexuality in their first job. At Vodafone, we’re committed to creating a culture where everyone can be open about their sexual orientation and gender identity.


  • Leading from the top

    Working with the equality campaign organisation Stonewall, we’ve launched training on inclusive leadership with a focus on LGBT+ colleagues. We’ve held workshops for middle managers, new graduates and senior leaders alike. Anyone at Vodafone can undertake online learning with a view to being an ally of our LGBT+ community. It’s all about breaking down barriers and fostering a truly supportive environment for all.


  • Pride and celebration

    Every Pride Week, we host a global webinar celebrating our LGBT+ colleagues that’s attended by thousands of employees from around the world. And every Spirit Day, we speak out against bullying in the LGBT+ community.