Franka Ismer is a young entrepreneur who has been working in the Future of Work for over five years. Her key subjects are new ways of working with a focus on cooperation and purpose, emotionally intelligent leadership and the development of employees’ and teams’ potential as well as co-creative and purposeful ways of working. As part of The DO School – a global platform that fosters entrepreneurship with a social purpose – Franka has designed and implemented national and international workshops for an audience ranging from young people to executive leadership. Franka holds a Master’s degree in Social and Business Communication from the University of the Arts in Berlin. She is trained as a systemic coach, organizational developer and trainer for Insights Discovery and Theory U. Her guiding principle is: When people thrive, businesses do too.
For Franka, the issue of female leadership does not just mean increasing the women’s quota in top management positions. She goes far beyond that: Franka envisions an approach to modern leadership that puts its focus not only on gender issues but on diversity and inclusion in a far broader sense. This would foster a more sustainable, appreciative and, ultimately, more effective organizational culture.
CEO of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH
CEO at Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency