The GFZ is committed to providing equal opportunities for women and men and particularly encouraging women. The management and the human resources department work closely together on this undertaking. They work out an equality plan every four years, in which they specify all of the relevant measures for the promotion of women for the subsequent period.
The company strives to improve the professional situation of women, as they are under-represented in research and management positions particularly. As well as ensuring general family-friendly conditions, the GFZ follows a personnel policy specifically aimed at highly-skilled women. As well as membership of genderdax and following the cascade model, this includes promotion via the Talent Management programme of the Helmholtz Association, which is aimed at equal opportunities.