Specifically, BITS has set itself the goal of increasing the proportion of women it has achieved to date at all levels, but especially at management levels (department and team management). In addition, it is a declared goal that the strategic orientation of equal opportunity work should take place cross-sectionally in the structures.
The realization of genuine equal opportunities is a concern to which Bielefeld University has been committed for many years. With its equality plan, the Bielefeld IT Service Centre (BITS) ties in directly with this demand.
The declared goal is to establish a working culture in which gender equality is lived as a matter of course by developing and introducing gender-equitable measures for personnel development and recruitment. The foundation for this has already been laid with the "BITS 2025" project launched in 2018. An important component of this project is the topic of "culture development". In this so-called Bold Step, we are dealing with necessary changes in the internal organizational culture. This includes, among other things, the establishment of gender-appropriate language and the topic of personnel development. The potential of women is to be identified at an early stage and systematically promoted. Since the proportion of women in the IT working area tends to be low, it is important to recruit them at an early stage and to address them in a targeted manner.