“From a very young age, I dreamed of working in a big multi-national company with people from all over the world. When I came across the job posting at the QI Group four years ago, I was so happy to find out that QI is all of this and more. We are not only a global company with employees of over 40 nationalities, we are an organisation with a heart – living up to our philosophy of RYTHM (Raise Yourself To Help Mankind) in everything we do.

QI is also inclusive in providing opportunities and space for employees to showcase their talent, learn, and grow, regardless of who they are and how different they are.

I am a proud transsexual woman. Society today may be more open to accepting individuals who fall in the LGBT category, but the world at large is not always kind to us. Many of my LGBT friends who are employed in other organisations are often discriminated and bullied by their colleagues and employers. But here at QI, I am accepted for who I am. I am seen as a human being first and appreciated for my knowledge and skills. It gives me a sense of belonging and allows me to deliver my best at work. I feel confident and safe at QI.

Being a part of the QI Group has taught me many things, but the most important lesson is that we must remember to empty our cup on a daily basis. It simply means to clear your mind every day so you can be open to feedback, suggestions and attain new knowledge – an overflowing mind will not be able to absorb new things. This mindset is the key to my progress here. Our founders actually take time off from their busy schedule to meet and engage with employees regularly. This kind of attention drives me to do my best. When we feel appreciated, work becomes play.

My family and friends tell me that I’ve become more mature, calm and objective in my thoughts and actions. This kind of support and values are not something you can easily get elsewhere. That’s why I love this company!”

Sira Thanavuttananta, better known as Yai, is part of our Global Communications Team and is based in our Bangkok office.