Beauty is inclusive

We promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging every day.

These values are deeply rooted in our DNA and shape our daily business. At DOUGLAS, every individual has the same opportunity to go above and beyond. Our differences are not a risk, but a huge strength. This strength unfolds its full beauty when we acknowledge and appreciate our differences.


Our Voices for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Lena Krömer

Vice President People Experience

Lena is the founder of the employee network “Family@DOUGLAS” and advocates for equity in the career advancement opportunities for parents.

“We need real role models in leadership to show ways and solutions to inspire everyone – especially moms, so they can go back to work full time if they want to!”

Franck Brunaut

Group Brand Manager Exclusive Brands

Franck is a co-founder and leading member of our employee network “BeYOUtiful@DOUGLAS”, which promotes awareness and equal opportunity for the LGTBQIA+ community.

“It’s about building a network at DOUGLAS so that all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies feel comfortable in the company and radiate exactly this.”

Ipek Simsek

Junior Manager Global Assortment Intelligence

Ipek is co-founder of the employee network “Internationals@DOUGLAS”, which promotes cultural diversity and connects employees from different countries of origin.

“We want to create a safe space, so everyone feels comfortable and can support each other, but also to better understand the needs of all employees and represent them in top management.”

Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

Our ERGs unite people with similar interests and identities




Pride Day 2022 marked the launch of our employee network “beYOUtiful@DOUGLAS,” which promotes the interests of the LGBTQIA+ community. Together, we develop projects and initiatives to increase visibility of the community within the company as well as outside.




Our “Family@DOUGLAS” employee network is committed to improving work-life balance at DOUGLAS. Employees from various departments develop practical solutions that enable family-friendly working conditions right up to the executive level.




Our employee network “Internationals@DOUGLAS” is a safe space for cultural diversity that lets employees meet and support each other. In this way, we strengthen international employees and make it easier for them to start their career in Germany.


The faces of diversity and inclusion at DOUGLAS

Diversity Charter

“We’re convinced that that our differences in age, gender, social and ethnic background, physical and mental ability as well as sexual orientation only make us stronger.”

Diversity Charter – more than a statement.

DOUGLAS has proudly signed the Diversity Charter (“Charta der Vielfalt”) together with over 4,900 other companies. The signature is a promise to continuously offer a working environment free of discrimination and prejudice. Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities are an important part of our DNA and make DOUGLAS beautiful.

Our diverse personalities are at the heart of our culture – regardless of age, gender, social or ethnic background, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation. We want everyone to be a proud part of DOUGLAS.

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