Together we are less alone
Sharing ideas with people facing challenges similar to your own can be a great help. This is why we support numerous employee networks at Deutsche Telekom. For example, Magenta Pride: the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and inter* employee network. It provides advice on matters concerning sexual identity, provides support and arranges help, when necessary. It also assists our managers and departments in an advisory capacity. Other examples of networks are the women’s network Women@Telekom, our network for fathers, or the network for international employees in Germany.
We not only support the employee networks, but also make use of their expert knowledge. In 2019, Women@Work organized a hackathon on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI). It also addressed the question of how AI can help make application processes free from bias. We are currently implementing an idea from the hackathon and developing software that uses AI to analyze job advertisements for hidden bias.