I am 34 years old, live in Berlin and have spent the last seven years with digitization, innovation & entrepreneurship. As a newcomer, but as a Millennial. By now, I am working all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East. I started at a time when the Usefulness of mobile internet still had to be explained. At that time, as a women in the male-dominated technology startup world, I was quite outnumbered. Today, one of these two things isn’t true anymore.
At the heart of entrepreneurship is identifying a problem, rethinking it, and being part of the solution. Not just by critical theory, but by offering real alternatives. I learned that digitization is nothing less than a system change. A new era.
In 2015, I co-founded the innovation agency The Red Lab. There I experienced how big and small companies are trying to become more innovative, agile, transparent, fair and basic driven. Because of this so-called new era. However, this change is not easy, let alone always possible. This is especially true when it comes to cultural change, such as gender equality and diversity.
Under the same challenges of this new digital era, classic political parties are also suffering. Organizational organisms cannot be changed by only punctual repairs.
In 2016, I co-founded the movement that later became Germany’s most progressive party: “Demokratie in Bewegung”.
In 2017 I was also on the Berlin list for the Bundestagswahl.
In 2018, I spent many weeks interviewing successful projects for a more sustainable, fair and innovative future and producing a podcast about it.