Discussion #FeminismToMe: Are You In? A Conversation with Jutta Allmendinger and Kate Goodall

© Courtesy of Kate Goodall, Jutta Allmendinger, Cathleen Fisher © Courtesy of Kate Goodall, Jutta Allmendinger, Cathleen Fisher

Tue, 11/13/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K Street NW, Suite 03
(Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)
Washington, DC 20006

Followed by reception and opening of #FeminismToMe exhibit.

On November 13, the Goethe-Institut Washington will host German sociologist Jutta Allmendinger and DC-based entrepreneur Kate Goodall 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 Goodall 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 Goodall 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, this approach to facts, analysis, research, and personal experiences in the workplace will foster a well-rounded exploration of women at work.

With this event, we open the #FeminismToMe Instagram exhibit in our gallery. Using this hashtag, we have been collecting personal definitions of feminism on Instagram. The social media campaign is the overarching theme of a series of events, in which we give different voices of the feminist movement a platform at Goethe-Institut Washington.

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 Fellow 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.

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. Dr. Fisher 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.
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This evening is a part of our #FeminismToMe hashtag campaign. With this hashtag, we are collecting personal definitions of feminism on Instagram. The social media campaign is the overarching theme of a series of events, in which we give different voices of the feminist movement a platform at Goethe-Institut Washington.

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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