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Our Mission

WeAreOpen’s mission is to raise awareness that openness is a value for organizations and help businesses and employees experience, learn, and show its benefits.

It does so through building the community of openness-promoting businesses and employees, offering services and insights, and creating campaigns with a coalition of businesses to show to millions that it is worth to be open.

The initiative was founded in 2013 by Prezi, espell, and Google with the idea to show that being open is not only the right thing to do, but it is necessary for businesses to succeed, and it makes people feel safe and happy at their workplace. WeAreOpen grew from a volunteer project to an emerging nonprofit social enterprise that works together with its 1,000+ member companies and organizations, with influencers, and local and international business leaders, experts, and academics to create a positive impact for current and future employees in Hungary and beyond.

WeAreOpen Manifesto

Being open is a good thing. As open companies, we regard it as a fundamental corporate value that our employees and our partners are judged solely on the basis of their actions and their work performance, and without regard for their sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background, political convictions, physical abilities, or other characteristics.

Our openness – to new ideas, innovative solutions, to one another and to the world – is one of the keys to our success.

We know that there are lots of you out there who share our values. Nyitottakvagyunk.hu (WeAreOpen) has been created for those companies, organisations and communities that would like to join us in a commitment to openness and to inspire others to do the same.


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The Supporting Circle comprises of companies that would like to take a step further and be part of a real-life, openness-promoting community.

Their contribution helps WeAreOpen in fulfilling its mission. Members of the Circle gather regularly at the OPEN Backstage events and leverage the tools that WeAreOpen offers to the Circle to build a more open workplace. Become a diversity champion, show your openness and help inspire others! You can see the current members of the Supporting Circle here


OPEN is the premier international diversity conference in Central and Eastern Europe for CEOs and HR, diversity, marketing, and communications decision makers, as well as representatives of employee resource groups. Designed for business leaders, while laying out the business case, it deals with diversity as a whole and talks about it from a business point of view.

Featuring speakers from around the world, panel discussions and workshops, OPEN is an annual forum for current and future diversity champions to meet, learn and share.

and workshops

WeAreOpen offers presentations and workshops about a wide variety of Diversity and Inclusion content. We happily offer the expertise of the WeAreOpen team and can give you access to a pool of speakers who may have only limited availability otherwise.


OPEN Backstage is a social and cultural event series that aims to bring together the pillar community behind WeAreOpen – its Supporting Circle and most active members.

The circle meets once a month to get inspired and discuss current matters of diversity and inclusion in an intimate setting. Topics cover gender equality, inclusion of people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community as well as Roma people. Events include talks, screenings, performances, and other fascinating happenings that are in line with the basic values of openness.


We believe, and data shows that gender equality at the workplace has benefits for everyone. Relying on discussion and data, Two Steps aims to show the benefits of gender equality to the public, encouraging dialogue between women and men.

With our Two Steps for Companies program, we offer organizations tools that can help them adopt a data driven approach to creating a more gender equal workspace. We have also created a data-driven Certificate program to recognize the employers’ achievements.


From the first year of WeAreOpen, we ‘ve been bring companies to the Pride march because we believe that by being there, they can send an important message about LGBTQ inclusion and openness to their current and future employees.
In the last two years, over 100 CEOs have joined WeAreOpen at Pride, together with more than 2,000 of their colleagues.

Before the march, we also announce the #happyprideweek – a rainbow coloring campaign for the week before Pride.

WeAreOpen Calendar

April OPEN Backstage: Details TBC Add to your calendar
May OPEN Backstage: Details TBC Add to your calendar
June OPEN Backstage: Details TBC Add to your calendar
July OPEN Backstage: Details TBC Add to your calendar
July 6 Pride March: 100+ CEOs will will walk with WAO at Pride Add to your calendar
August OPEN Backstage: Details TBC Add to your calendar
September OPEN Backstage: Details TBC Add to your calendar
October OPEN Backstage: Details TBC Add to your calendar
November 6-7 OPEN Conference: The Internation diversity conference for business leaders in CEE Add to your calendar