23 Jul 2021

Leibniz Institute SAFE once again certified for equal opportunity

For the second consecutive time, the TOTAL E-QUALITY award certifies that the Frankfurt-based research institute has achieved exemplary personnel development about reconciling family and career for its employees

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for the second time in 2021. The Frankfurt-based institute has thus once again been recognized as a workplace that implements the compatibility of career and family as well as equal professional opportunity and diversity in an exemplary manner.

In 2018, SAFE was honored for the first time with the TOTAL E-QUALITY award by the association of the same name for exemplary personnel development with a regard to professional equal opportunities and diversity.

"We are very pleased to receive this award again," says Loriana Pelizzon, Director of the Research Department "Financial Markets" and Equality Counsellor at SAFE. "It shows that we are on the right track with our strategy for sustainable professional development."


Source: © TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e.V

The jury's justification for honoring SAFE with the award states that equal opportunity, diversity, and work-life balance are "an integral part of the extensive reorganization process" that has characterized SAFE since it became a member of the Leibniz Association. "This becomes evident in the excellent institutionalization of equal opportunity and in other fields of action, which also involve many measures, such as compatibility of family and career, staffing, and personnel development," the jury added. The jury’s statement particularly accentuates the first-year fellowship for systematic personnel development of SAFE's young female researchers, as well as the efforts to increase the visibility of women in financial research.

The current TOTAL E-QUALITY award is valid until 2023 and was presented to a total of 60 organizations this year, 33 of them situated in business/administration and 27 in science, among those SAFE. According to the association, TOTAL E-QUALITY stands for Total Quality Management (TQM), supplemented by the gender component (Equality).

More information on the TOTAL E-QUALITY award can be found here

SAFE Coordinators Gender Equality:

Prof. Loriana Pelizzon, Ph.D.
Director Department "Financial Markets" and Equality Counsellor at SAFE
Email: pelizzonwhatever@safe-frankfurt.de
Phone: +49 (0)69 798 30064

Dea Lapi
Executive Officer and Deputy Equality Counsellor at SAFE
Email: lapiwhatever@safe-frankfurt.de
Phone: +49 (0)69 798 30060