Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a Post-Pandemic Era


Sep 22nd 2022
18:00 – 21:00


Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park
Greenhouse, Hof 1

After the murder of George Floyd during the height of the pandemic, organizations were challenged to address the global outcry against racism, and empower diversity, equity and inclusion in a meaningful, tangible and effective way.

The Impact Company, a Diversity, Audience and Culture Consultancy, launched its operations during this time to navigate organizations through this cultural shift. Since then, they have worked with clients like Warner Media, Penguin Random House, Schleswig-Holsteiner Landtag, German International School of Silicon Valley, Berliner Ensemble, and others to take their visions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and translate them into strategies and operations.

In celebration of their 1-year anniversary, The Impact Company and its partner Factory Berlin invite you to an evening of reflection about the global progress that's been made towards the most ambitious and inspiring visions of an inclusive future.

For industry professionals, founders and business leaders, corporate innovators, and community builders alike, our panellists will share a vision for diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as tangible actions that can be taken by companies and their leaders to realise that future.

Join us at Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park to celebrate the anniversary of The Impact Company and learn how to unlock the opportunities and potential of a diverse and equitable future at your workplace.

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  • 18:00
    Doors Open
  • 18:30
    Partner Keynotes
  • 19:00
    Panel Discussion
  • 19:45
    Audience Q&A
  • 20:00
    Live Act / DJ + Networking

Yolanda Rother (she/her) is co-founder of “The Impact Company”, a diversity, audience and culture consultancy. She also is a board member at Stiftung Zukunft Berlin. She moderates and speaks on topics related to digital society, politics and open government, diversity and sustainability. The Berlin native is a graduate (Master of Public Policy) of the Hertie School and has lived in Brazil, France and the United States.

Krys is a dedicated organizational development and culture transformation leader. She’s been at the forefront of digital transformation for over a decade – leading global brands to embrace new ways of working, organizing, and leading human-centered designed solutions for customers and employees. Krys supports leaders and teams to holistically rethink culture, policy, org structures, and business models to be future ready for the next evolution of the workplace.


Sandra Subel (she/her) is a passionate change maker with 15 years of professional experience. In 2020 she started her tenure as the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Axel Springer, a media and technology company active in more than 40 countries worldwide, with holdings and licenses on six continents. In this role she focuses on building and executing a holistic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy for the group. Previously she worked for Accenture in the fields of innovation and change management. 

Sandra believes that empathy and humility are distinguishing traits of the best future-proof leaders. She is passionate about solving complex problems, driving organizational change at scale, and helping people build their creative confidence.

Sandra is committed to supporting education and knowledge sharing. Since 2018 she is a guest lecturer at the Poznań University of Economics and Business where she teaches Design Thinking to the students of the Executive MBA program. In 2021 she joined the program committee of Changemakers, one of the largest D&I conferences in Poland.

In 2021 Sandra receive the Female Champion of Change award by polish non-profit organization Sukces Pisany Szminką.

Despite already holding degrees in Spanish Philology, Political Science, Marketing, Service Design, and an Executive MBA, Sadra remains a lifelong learner.

Cathérine Ngoli is a Business Psychologist and Senior Client Partner for Leadership & Organizational Development specialized in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She is an Expert for Inclusive Leadership & Diversity in Teams.

Her specializations includes Strategy Consulting, Competency Modeling, as well as Planning, Designing and Implementing strategic Workshop and Training Programs and of Hybrid Learning Landscapes.

She has many years of professional experience in the areas Employee and Leadership Development, Training and Organizational Development through her activities in international operating management consultancies. At Korn Ferry HayGroup, she worked in Executive Search and Talent & Leadership Development.

While being employed with Amazon Logistics, she was a Board Member of Amazon Germany‘s Employee Ressource Group “Black Employee Network Amazon Germany” for the area of Recruitment & Development.

She is a member of ADAN e.V. – Afro-German Academic Network, the Association of Applied Business Psychology, Mentor in the Women’s mentoring program MentorMe and on the Advisory Board of AiDiA – Pitch Event for the Promotion of Afro-German Start-ups in Germany.


Khadija works as a DJ, solo artist/writer/composer/producer/singer/visual
artist & is an industry known music supervisor by having it’s base in Berlin.

Her sets consist of soulful and refreshing house music, but she’s also not
afraid to play mainstream tracks if they meet her demand for a certain
quality in music.

Khadija’s taste creates a very unique melodic atmosphere made up of a
fine, handpicked selection of deep & warm sounds.

She was fortune enough to present her skills at Platforms like HÖR, Refuge Worldwide (resident) and was a part of a 2019 female DJ/producer program sponsored by Stmpd Rcrds  the winner was able to perform at the Mysteryland festival in the

Shawn Williams (he/him) is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Impact Company, a BIPOC owned and operated Diversity, Audience & Culture Consultancy. The Impact Company offers professional services to organizations that want to increase their competitiveness by incorporating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion into their core strategy.

Before co-founding The Impact Company Shawn worked in media (VICE Media, Axel Springer) and marketing & advertising (AKQA) in Product, Account Management and Operations roles.

Shawn grew up in Berlin, has a German/American background and studied in the UK and US.

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