Diversity is important to us. Very important. We attach great importance to treating all people equally, regardless of their gender, skin color, ancestry, ethnicity, language, origin, beliefs and opinions, or disability.
In this context, we would like to particularly address the issue of equality. Why? In our IT industry, one issue in particular has emerged: Women are largely underrepresented. For this reason, we are particularly committed to empowering the female gender. After all, female software developers and consultants are still being sought in vain in many places. Even in our company, the proportion of women is only around 27 percent.
Why is that, or what is the reason for it? According to bitkom, the proportion of women studying for their first degree in computer science is just 28.9 percent, and the number of applicants for jobs (e.g., IT specialists) is also low at 15 percent. Experts blame this on outdated stereotypes and role models. IT has long been dominated by men. And this despite the fact that programming was a typically female profession in the first half of the 20th century.
The good news is that we are determined to do our part to ensure that the ratio continues to improve. We are one hundred percent actively committed to this.