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Kristina Appel

Presenter, author, journalist, podcaster

What motivates you?
Curiosity and anger are my strongest drivers.

The best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t forget to breathe. // We can do hard things.

What are you learning right now that you still have to get good at?
Physically: Handstand. Mentally: Being open to and accepting differences of opinions and views. It’s tough.

What would you chance if you had the power to do so?
Equal opportunities for everyone. I would like everyone to have the opportunity to learn, create, travel and express themselves. Starting position and family of origin should not have so much influence on a successful, happy life.

What superheroine power would you like to have?
A photographic memory. I can’t memorise anything and would actually like to read so much more and always have my knowledge at my fingertips.

Kristina Appel

Presenter, author, journalist, podcaster

Kristina Appel is a journalist, presenter and podcaster. She is an expert in the field of equal opportunities and working women*. As an editor and moderator for herCAREER, she is dedicated to socio-political and economic issues that affect women*. As Senior Editor at XING, she focussed on the topics of New Work, modern leadership and the compatibility of work and family. At EMOTION Verlag, she primarily reported on the topics of (mental) health, society, and of course, women and work. Together with her colleague Julia Möhn, she realised the annual special issue WORKING WOMEN, the career event EMOTION Women’s Days and the Working Women podcast ‘Wir arbeiten dran’ for several years.

What moves Kristina are spaces in between. As an author and editor, she loves contrasts, but is always looking for connecting elements. She practises intersectional feminism, is annoyed by patriarchal structures and keeps a close eye on developments in the work of the future. Kristina wants to promote equal opportunities and help shape a healthy, constructive society.
How can she do this? With patience and persistence: her work helps us to understand old-fashioned, outdated mechanisms and to constantly challenge them so that we can build new, more sustainable structures. Kristina sees it as her job to ask these often uncomfortable questions tirelessly and in a pleasant way.

Topics

New work, women and work, equal opportunities

Languages

German, English

Formats

Keynotes
Impulse lectures
Panel talks
Moderation

ReferenCES

  • Hamburger Senatempfang zum Internationalen Frauentag 2024, Moderation
  • herCAREER Expo 2022-23, Live-Podcast
  • herCAREER Academy, Moderation
  • Emotion Women’s Days 2019 -23, Moderation
  • NWX New Work Experience, 2022-23, Moderation
  • XING Redaktion: XING News Lunch Talks, Moderation z. B: „Gen Z vs Boomer – Wer ist hier der Boss“
  • Impact Hub Hamburg: Moderation „New Work Event Serie 2022“
  • R.E.N.D. Stadtreinigung Hamburg, Vortrag: „New Work – Die Gestaltung der Arbeitswelt von morgen“
  • „Wir arbeiten dran“, der Working Women Podcast: Co-Hostess, Moderatio

What motivates you?
Curiosity and anger are my strongest drivers.

The best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t forget to breathe. // We can do hard things.

What are you learning right now that you still have to get good at?
Physically: Handstand. Mentally: Being open to and accepting differences of opinions and views. It’s tough.

What would you chance if you had the power to do so?
Equal opportunities for everyone. I would like everyone to have the opportunity to learn, create, travel and express themselves. Starting position and family of origin should not have so much influence on a successful, happy life.

What superheroine power would you like to have?
A photographic memory. I can’t memorise anything and would actually like to read so much more and always have my knowledge at my fingertips.

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