Katherin Kirschenmann, The DO

Katherin Kirschenmann is founder and Chief Program Officer of The DO.

In the past years she has built and worked in partnership with major institutions and corporations, including IKEA, H&M, the Deutsche Bahn, Unilever, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and various UN organizations.

Katherin is an international speaker, executive facilitator, and TV host with Deutsche Welle. 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.

Before founding The DO, Katherin gained 10 years of experience in consulting as well as the inter-governmental and non-profit sectors.



  • New York Venture Fellows in 2014
  • Fellowship of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft


  • DO Method
  • Strategy
  • Executive Facilitation
  • Leadership
  • Hybrid Work
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Women in entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable economies




Katherin studied Philosophy, Economics and Business in Germany and has an MSc in Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland which was supported by a Fellowship of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft.


Katherin Kirschenmann (2021) ‘Companies’ role in women’s empowerment in supply chains’ in CSR und Inklusion: Bessere Unternehmensperformance durch gelebte Teilhabe und Wirksamkeit, edited by Andrea Sihn-Weber, Springer Gabler Verlag, forthcoming July 2021


Important Links

UN Women Industry Disruptor:



Climate Action: Race to Zero

The Siemens Stiftung Education Challenge Africa

Climate Action: Race to Zero

beVisioneers: The Mercedes-Benz Fellowship

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