Diversity & Inclusion

Becoming an Ally

As family members of trans* Anne Oto Herbst and Allison Cicero know that living authentically is crucial to find happiness in life and reach full potential at work.

7 min
Published on 16. Mai 2021

For transgender persons, finding acceptance in the workplace isn’t always easy. Allies can help them feel encouraged and safe to bring their whole selves to work. Our colleagues Allison Cicero and Anne Herbst Oto are such allies. They have their own personal experiences with trans family members and confront assumptions and stereotypes about trans people. As members of the PRIDE network at Siemens Healthineers they now want to pass on these experiences to ensure trans people are treated with respect both in and outside of the workplace. Here are their stories. 


Allison Cicero

Anne's son Zane standing in a park
Anne and Zane with flowers in his hand behind the scenes of one of his shows.

Allison Cicero

Anne speaking into the camera

Hear Anne’s advice to build an inclusive environment from the eyes of a parent of a trans child.

Support of LGBTQIA+ employees at Siemens Healthineers