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Just be (Friends) – Americas

"Roland Berger's global Just be network allows LGBTQ+ colleagues to share our stories, lift each other up, and grow personally and professionally. "

Scott Schenkelberg

Senior Consultant

Just be is a global and caring community for Roland Berger's LGBTQ+ colleagues around the world. Just be provides a forum to facilitate mentoring and professional exchange, and to discuss questions and concerns.

Just be Friends is the supporting network of Roland Berger's LGBTQ+ community, created to provide colleagues who may not identify as LGBTQ+ a way to support and encourage allyship.

We come together as a collective Just be (Friends) – Americas network.


Issues that Matter

We facilitate activities that encourage engagement with our LGBTQ+ colleagues, including Pride Week activities, and internal forums


Reaching Out MBA

We participate in the Annual ROMBA Conference, the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ+ business students and alumni

Our Just be (Friends) – Americas Vision

Our vision as a collective Just be (Friends) - Americas affinity group is to maintain and further develop a community that drives equity and belonging for LGBTQ+ employees and their allies.

We do this through 5 pillars:

  • Representation
  • Empowerment
  • Visibility
  • Belonging
  • Connection

Our Mission

To create and promote an environment where all LGBTQ+ colleagues feel accepted and supported to be their true and full selves.

To contribute to shaping an environment that values diversity and shows support for the acceptance of our LGBTQ+ employees worldwide.

To create a truly global and caring network of LGBTQ+ colleagues to facilitate professional and personal exchange and mentoring.

Events and Activities

We regularly engage in and facilitate activities that encourage engagement, awareness and celebration with our LGBTQ+ colleagues, including Pride Week and National Coming Out Month activities, networking initiatives and internal forums to discuss relevant issues and concerns.


We support and encourage recruitment efforts that provide access to a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline, with opportunities for career growth and advancement.

The group is active in recruiting events, supports charitable causes, and provides HR with a sounding board for key issues around culture, benefits, and more.