Larissa Leienbach

Business Coach & Diversity Expert

Main focus: Corporate D&I strategies

Twitter handle: @LLeienbach

Websites/blogs: ,

Languages: English, German

City: Düsseldorf

Country: Germany

Topics: women in stem, diversity in teams, diversity in companies, gender equality, diversity and inclusion, coaching, gen y, belonging

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

- embedding D&I in corporate culture and strategy
- how to build an inclusive workforce
- upscaling and enabling of D&I ambassadors in employee-driven initiatives
- women at the workplace / gender topics
- age and generation topics / millennials / reverse mentoring


> 4 years experience in diversity, inclusion and belonging at companies, various presentations and workshops given in Europe in front of international audience

2017: Started employee-led corporate diversity and inclusion network at Uniper, Düsseldorf
2017-present: Global D&I ambassador at Uniper
2019: Business coach certification at Dr. Bock Coaching Academy, Berlin
2020: re-founded women's network at Uniper
2020: Diversity trainer certification at Living Diversity, Berlin

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Creating an inclusive culture
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At the 4th People & Culture Club meeting by Unipos in Berlin, I spoke about how we work on creating an inclusive culture in my company, to which every member of the community can belong. I explored strategies we’ve put in place, roadblocks we’ve face, and learnings we’ve gained along the way.
Audience: over 70 attendees from different companies

This talk is in: English
Diversity Challenges and how to tackle them
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Participated in a panel discussion on D&I challenges and how to tackle them.
Gave insights into our company's diversity and inclusion measures, provided actionable tips how to involve leadership, how to communicate, how to make it a sustainable part of the corporate strategy.

2019 Diversity at the Workplace
at Zalando SE headquarter in Berlin, on 26th September 2019

The first global online community for D&I champions

This talk is in: English
Panel Discussion on Diversity in Energy at Gastech
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Participated at a panel about employee-led diversity networks in the Diversity in Energy programme (and gave an interview) at the Gastech conference in Barcelona, 2018 - the leading exhibition and conference for the global gas, LNG and energy industries.

The Diversity in Energy programme unites policy makers and energy industry leaders to forge strategies for increasing participation in the energy industry from across all sections of society.

This talk is in: English