Katherin Kirschenmann is founder and Chief Program Officer of The DO School, a renowned development ground for Purposeful DOers from around the world, working in partnership with major institutions and corporations, including IKEA, H&M, the Deutsche Bahn, Covestro, Unilever, Axel Springer, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the United Nations’ Environmental Program. Katherin is an international speaker, executive facilitator, and TV host with Deutsche Welle. In 2014, during her time heading The DO School US, she was selected for the prestigious New York Venture Fellowship.

As chief program officer, she draws on her wide international experience across sectors to develop new ways to co-create innovation, develop Purposeful DOers, and impact entrepreneurs. Engagements under her leadership have empowered thousands of individuals and businesses to create meaningful innovation and lasting social change – impacting the lives of more than four million people. The DO School’s work around sustainability in large cities has brought it wide media attention ranging from articles in the Wall Street Journal to Katherin’s appearance on CNBC. Moving back to Berlin, Katherin has taken on the global responsibility of The DO School’s content work and the development and application of the DO Method, empowering entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to become Purposeful DOers.

Before founding The DO School, Katherin gained 10 years of experience in consulting as well as the inter-governmental and non-profit sector – exploring the most meaningful and impactful ways of creating more just and sustainable economies. Her quest has led her from international development aid in conjunction with the UN system to large corporations and consulting where she worked in the private and public sector to provide hands-on guidance for grassroots NGOs in Nicaragua and the Philippines. This broad range of insights has allowed her to take on leadership in developing and applying the DO Method to The DO School’s work with leading organizations worldwide.

In her real job, Katherin is managing an incredible three year old as well as her husband.


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