Fraunhofer FIT places high value on the diversity of its staff, and emphasizes gender equality in offering professional opportunities. FIT‘s Equal Opportunity Commissioner, elected by the institute‘s female workforce, supports the institute‘s directors in this endeavor. FIT has the highest percentage of severely handicapped staff among all Fraunhofer institutes. Severely handicapped staff working at all organizational levels up to Group Head contribute significantly to the success of Fraunhofer FIT. A growing number of staff are happily raising a family, a clear signal that FIT offers a supportive work environment for them. To foster cultural diversity also in dealing with our clients, foreign students and junior staff are closely involved in FIT‘s projects, mostly through Bonn- Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it).