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The European Gay and Lesbian Manager Association (egma) is an umbrella organisation of national affiliated LGBT business associations which represent almost 3500 LGBT managers, professionals and entrepreneurs. egma acts as a platform accessible to all member organisations, providing the LGBT business community with easy access to local agendas and events as a base for European networking. Other perspectives are to offer business contacts throughout Europe access, using a business diary to research Europe-wide contacts. egma aims to take an active role in European politics, focusing on topics that concern the LGBT business community. Together with its member associations, egma organises events and projects relating to workplace equality and diversity management.
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, New York. It works with clients around the world to help them grow "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. Through IBM's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, the company is working with governments and companies to build systems that create less traffic, safer food, cleaner water, and healthier populations.
network is the Swiss organization for gay managers, freelancers, artists and students. It is committed to achieving the legal and social equality of gay and lesbian lifestyles. Its members are role models through their expertise, civil courage and presence in the public, thereby easing the coming out of other gay individuals. network hosts seminars and supports scientific work that involves the topic of homosexuality and undertakes active political lobbying for the legal equality of homosexual people in Switzerland.
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www.gay.it is the main Italian gay medium with 560 000 unique users every month. Its main assets are the news sections, with redaction offices in Milan and Rome, and the Me2 community, with more than 200.000 members. Gay.it is a multichannel platform in every aspects: it is “online” but also “mobile” thanks to its iPhone App and its WAP portal. And with the brand COM.MA (www.commaonline.it) it is “live” at the main gay friendly events and environments. It allows therefore an integrated synergy with an audience of trend setters and big spender, which has been valued in many years by companies such as Alfa Romeo, Nokia, American Express, Lancôme, Coca Cola, Campari, Giorgio Armani, Lufthansa, Citroen, among others.