As colourful as life itself
Swiss Post employees are just as diverse as society. As part of the #HumansOfSwissPost series, it wants to demonstrate this diversity on social media and promote it on its internal networks – after all, diversity goes beyond sexual orientation.
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Regardless of their gender, nationality, sexual orientation, ethic background, religion, age or beliefs: its employees reflect every possible facet of diversity Swiss Post has made its commitment to acceptance and inclusion a major priority. This is why it has set up internal networks which proactively address the interests of various groups in day-to-day operations: MOSAICO, RAINBOW and Young Voice.
Through its #HumansOfSwissPost series, Swiss Post intends to present its employees to its social media community on Facebook and Instagram. The focus will not be on their professional roles but on their life stories, hobbies and passions.
Julia started acting at just four years old. Typical hobbies in Altdorf back then were football, ballet and theatre: “In the theatre, there were sweets at the end – I was won over immediately.” So her theatrical career started with a candy and went on to a highlight of the Canton of Uri: a William Tell play. Why didn’t she become an actress?
Khalil has been living in Switzerland for two and a half years and calls EspaceLab at Swiss Post home. “Disruptors warm my heart.” By disruptors, he means people facing a certain reality and rattling the cage. He wants to get to know them, interact with them, hear their stories – and record them at the same time! This is what he does in the InnoPodcast. Tune in!
Lena, a trained mediamatics technician, also enjoys photography in her spare time – including on analogue film. But there’s more: she’s also committed to equality and rights for the LGBTQIA+ community and speaks openly about her same-sex orientation: “It’s important to be open. It’s important that people are educated and made more aware. This is the only way it can be normalized.”
Delil, a 21-year old logistics apprentice, has Kurdish and Turkish roots. At 12 years old, he went to live with his grandfather in the south of Turkey to get to know the culture. Six years later he moved back to Switzerland, as he missed his family and closest friends. “I hope that in the future, no-one will suffer any form of discrimination. Everybody should be able to live as they please. This is what I am committed to.”