Kompetenzz - Germany's major network on the topics of technology, diversity and equal opportunities 

The Competence Center Technology-Diversity-Equal Opportunities e. V. (kompetenzz) promotes equal opportunities for women and men nationwide. We combine expertise from research and practice for the recognition of diversity as a principle of success in businesses, society and technological development. Our tailor-made measures for the implementation of equal opportunities and diversity include effective projects and campaigns as well as a variety of organisational development services. kompetenzz is an affiliated institute of the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.  

Our goals 

We want to shape the future competently so that ... 

  • technical education and social skills are equally promoted among girls and boys, 
  • all students get to know a wide range of future prospects,  
  • professions and study courses can be chosen free of gender-stereotypes, 
  • all genders can develop their full potentials in the world of work,  
  • work and family are reconciled and based on equal partnership,  
  • organisational cultures benefit from equal opportunities and diversity,  
  • innovative capacity, creativity and development of young talents increase, 
  • all members of society participate in technological and social development

kompetenzz is Germany's most important association for the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity in business and society. Our work is represented by the well-known nationwide projects "Girls'Day", "Boys'Day", “Workshop for the Future of Municipalities” (ZWK) and the "Cliché Free Initiative". Our solutions also serve as an international role model, with Girls'Day and similar campaigns now taking place in 30 countries within and outside Europe.

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Chairwomen of the Board of Trustees 

Sabine Mellies / Managing Director

Romy Stühmeier / Managing Director  

Christina Haaf / International Affairs


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Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit e. V.
Am Stadtholz 24
D-33609 Bielefeld


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