Kirschenmann is an international speaker, executive facilitator and co-founder of the DO School. As chief program officer, she draws on her wide international experience in various sectors to create ever-novel ways of bring educational programs to life. These programs have empowered thousands of individuals and businesses to create meaningful innovation and lasting social change.
Kirschenmann initially set up the DO School in North America where she was selected as one of the prestigious New York Venture Fellows in 2014. Starting the work in New York with programs around sustainability in large cities has brought the DO School 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 School Method, empowering entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to become purposeful DOers.
Before founding the DO School, Kirschenmann gained 10 years of experience researching and working in different sectors, exploring the most meaningful and impactful ways of creating more just and sustainable economies. Her quest has led her from international development aid and the UN system to large corporations, where she has consulted in the public and private 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 School Method to the DO School’s work with leading organizations worldwide.
Furthermore, within her role as chief program officer, Kirschenmann has facilitated strategy events with partners like Daimler, the Swedish embassy in Bangkok, H&M and Unilever. When she is not traveling around the world for various speaking events on women in business, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter in Berlin.