Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

Ensuring a gender fair and family friendly environment with equal opportunities for all employees and adequate working conditions for young families is one of the key concerns of SAFE. From its start, SAFE developed a number of affirmative measures to promote equal opportunities for women and men and support families. The mission of SAFE is to create awareness for equal opportunities, empower individuals to combine family and career, counter gender stereotypes and accommodate where possible to individual life plans.

To date, there is a clear underrepresentation of women in research, especially in leading senior positions. SAFE is striving to counteract by continuously increasing the share of women among its research staff. The guiding principle of selecting the most qualified candidate for a position remains unaffected by this.

Activities

Concept for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

An overview of the measures to achieve equal opportunities for women and men as well as a family friendly environment is provided in the SAFE Concept for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men.

Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plan

The „Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plan“ (GEDAP) is regularly developed by SAFE together with the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. It provides analyses and figures about gender equality as well as an overview of repective measures taken at SAFE and at the faculty. The most recent GEDAP is available for download here.

Award for Exemplary Action

In 2018, SAFE has been awarded the ”TOTAL E-QUALITY” certificate for exemplary action in terms of a human resource management aimed at providing equal opportunities. This title for the years 2018 to 2020 is conferred by the TOTAL E-QUALITY Association and certifies a successful and sustainable commitment to equal opportunities for women and men at work. 

According to the jury of TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e.V. SAFE has fundamentally anchored the principle of equal opportunities in its structures since its founding in 2013, which is reflected in the "very good institutionalization of gender equality and the integration into the own organizational culture". 

Coordinator Gender Equality

 Loriana PelizzonProf. Loriana Pelizzon, Ph.D.