PSD Bank Kiel 
A traditional bank measures gender equality.

PSD Bank Kiel eG is a 150-year-old regionally operating retail bank offering the full range of financial services.

Together with Female Lights, the bank has analysed and evaluated the internal Gender Equality Score as part of a pilot project. Female Lights also supports the development and implementation of measures to secure and improve gender equality in the long term.

Case Study PSD Bank Kiel x Female Lights

"Female Lights provides a true picture of actual gender equality in companies and highlights blind spots. I am impressed by the simplicity of the software and the resulting improvement in corporate culture.“
Sabine Kröger, 
Head of HR @PSD Bank Kiel

The key data of the pilot project.

PSD Bank Kiel x Female Lights
Project duration

6 months

in 2022/2023


1.100 answers

69% women / 31% men

Gender Equality Score 7,2/10

Status January 2023


About the company.

PSD Bank Kiel is a member of the nationwide PSD banking group. It is a cooperative-oriented institution - thus the focus of its activities is not on achieving high corporate profits, but on providing advice and support to its customers and members in a spirit of partnership. The PSD Bank Kiel provides support in all matters relating to money and private asset protection.

The bank sees itself as an employer that wants to empower its female employees and provide them with all opportunities in the future so that they can organise their working day according to their wishes.

The challenges in relation to gender equality.

At PSD Bank Kiel, Sabine Kröger alone is responsible for the entire human resources management of the approximately 100 employees. As a result, not all topics can be addressed to the desired extent. Diversity is a matter close to Sabine's heart. Therefore, she was looking for a simple and effective solution to raise the mood within the bank quickly and cost-efficiently.

Lack of time

Gender equality could not be fully addressed.

Gut feeling

No data on the status quo of gender equality are available.


No understanding of what measures need to be taken to achieve gender equality in a sustainable way and not to waste resources.

The results of the cooperation.

PSD Bank Kiel used the Female Lights software to survey, calculate and evaluate the status quo of gender equality. As part of this, the institute surveyed its employees on 10 different gender equality areas simply and individually via a simple and individual data-driven survey system.

Afterwards, the results could be inspected and analysed in the Female Lights dashboard

Gender equality areas that scored well:

Working conditions
Superior behaviour

Gender equality areas that need to be improved:

Women Empowerment
Career opportunities

 Actions, that PSD Bank Kiel would like to implement in 2023.

Awareness workshop

In a workshop, different approaches and measures for raising awareness among the workforce with regard to gender equality are presented and discussed. The aim is to jointly develop a sustainable strategy.

Guideline for development discussions

A personalised guideline for development talks should help to drive personal development forward and guarantee the necessary personal commitment as well as the necessary support from the manager.

Write us!

Would you like to learn more about the pilot project or join us on the road to gender equality in the world of work?
Then feel free to contact us.


Kim-Leandra Ide

Managing Director

About Female Lights

Sabine Kröger
About PSD BAnk Kiel