Events | #FeminismToMe: Are You In?

Washington, DC | November 13, 2018 | 6:30 PM

On November 13, at 6:30 pm, the Goethe-Institut Washington will host German sociologist Jutta Allmendinger and DC-based entrepreneur Kate Godall in a conversation about women in the workplace, and the effect feminism in the 21st century has had on their careers. Both women have excelled in their respective fields – Jutta Allmendinger has made great strides in her empirical research on social inequality, while Kate Godall has championed women-led businesses in Washington and around the world – and demonstrated their ingenuity as strong women in the world of work. Allmendinger and Godall will discuss how they arrived in their positions, their current projects, and where they see themselves in the future. How has feminism affected their work? In what ways has “digital feminism” impacted their lives? Moderated by Cathleen Fisher.

Dr. Jutta Allmendinger is President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Professor of Educational Sociology and Labor Market Research at Humboldt University. Her research interests focus on gender inequality in the workplace, sociology of the labor market, rising inequality in Europe, and educational reform in Germany. Dr. Allmendinger earned her Ph.D. degree in Social Studies from Harvard University. Currently she is one of the first Fellows at Thomas Mann House, Los Angeles.

Kate Goodall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Halcyon, a non-profit dedicated to solving 21st century problems by providing space and access to emerging leaders in social entrepreneurship and the arts. Goodall continues to grow Halcyon’s offerings with By The People, an international arts and innovation festival in partnership with the Smithsonian and numerous organizations throughout DC. In 2016, Goodall helped establish WE Capital, a consortium of leading businesswomen investing in and supporting women and women-led companies.

Dr. Cathleen Fisher is the President of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She has been engaged in transatlantic and German-American relations for over 25 years. She joined American Friends in 2008 as executive director. From 2002-2006, she was deputy director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), The Johns Hopkins University, where she was centrally involved in management of all operations and programs in support of the Institute’s mission. Before joining AICGS, Fisher served ten years as a senior associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center, where she focused on nuclear arms control, export controls, and transatlantic security issues.

Followed by reception

Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St. NW, Suite 03, Washington, DC 20006

Admission is free
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An event by
Goethe-Institut Washington and Thomas Mann House, Los Angeles
With support by: German Historical Institute Washington DC and German Research Foundation

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