"Equal opportunities are a priority for me. Ensuring that women, who often manage their jobs and families at the same time, do not suffer any disadvantages in their careers is important. We therefore need measures to create equal opportunities," says Sarah Schmidtke. She is the Managing Director of the Association of Banks in Hesse since April 2019 and also a member of the supervisory board of Bürgschaftsbank Hessen. She adds: "Women in particular are often confronted with the so-called 'mid-career conflict', i.e. important decisions on career and family planning coincide in time.