With our “Intersectional Founders' Roundtable” we want to center diverse women’s' perspectives of four female founders across different ages and backgrounds with multisectoral career paths. With our panelists we will address the challenges of being a pioneer specifically when founding in Germany as a woman* of colour.

We will critically discuss about social entrepreneurship, the international development sector and the intersection of activism, art and community work. Issues like the experience of tokenization, neocolonialism, the intersectional pay gap as well as the decision whether to involve marginalized communities and allies will be on our agenda of the evening.

Die Veranstaltung findet auf englischer Sprache statt und ist zertifikatsrlevant für Stipendiat*innen der sdw.


Rhea Ramjohn is a writer, producer and performer from Trinidad & Tobago via Boston and Berlin. She is the creator and executive producer of the Tanti Table podcast and host of the science podcast Hormonal. As co-founder of Black Brown Berlin, her work centers BPOC empowerment, anti-discrimination action, and the amplification of marginalized narratives, most evident in her poetry, productions, and short film Live chile! commissioned in 2020 by Germany’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt. With a foundation in poetry, African Diaspora & Cultural Studies, pedagogy and community organizing, Rhea has more than two decades of creative and educational public engagement experience between the United States and Germany.

Loubna Messaoudi is the CEO Founder of BIWOC* Rising. She is a former airline pilot, holds a degree in media science and philosophy and also further training in sound and video design. Her career fields cover Cultural Institutions, Film Festivals, Film/TV Productions and NGOs in Germany and New Zealand. Her work in the past few years has focused on the crossroads of discriminatory structures of women* of colour and the connected economic and social participation in Germany. In addition, she offers mediation and diversity / inclusion trainings for companies and educational institutions with an intersectional approach. In 2020 she joined the Responsible Leadership Program of BMW Foundation.

Susan Sebatindira (she/her) is the founder of The Black Humanitarian, a platform that amplifies Black voices in international development. She created this platform based on her experiences working as an international development practitioner, where she was frustrated with the level of underrepresentation of Black professionals at all levels within the sector. She has worked in both large and small international organisations across three continents.

Thị Minh Huyền Nguyễn is a writer, scholar and athlete. With a B.A. in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Mannheim, she spent a total of 5 years in the U.S., most recently working in the sports and marketing industry in New York City. With her blog "Gold To Green" and as co-founder of WAYV RUN KOLLEKTIV, a Berlin-based running team, she empowers BIPOC/LGBTQI* communities inside and outside of running. When Huyen is not writing or running, she volunteers for anti-racism projects like "IchbinkeinVirus.org" or BIWOC* Rising, speaks out for intersectional women of color rights and pursues a Master's in media studies.

This seminar is open to participants of all genders. However, we also find it important to provide a protected space for participants who identify as female* to discuss and learn about some topics, which is why we deliberately reserve some events for them, e.g. Female Financial Independence. Language creates reality - even written language. Accordingly, we strive to be linguistically inclusive. If you have ideas on how we can do even better here, please contact us directly at sdwomen@gmx.de


28. April 2021, 17:00 Uhr
28. April 2021
Anmeldung bis:
26. April 2021
Online (Zoom-Konferenz)

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Für eure Teilnahme müssen wir eine kleine Gebühr erheben, die das Honorar der Referentin deckt. Stips zahlen 10 Euro, Alumnae 15 Euro und Externe 35 Euro.

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17:00 - 19:45


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