Get to know the team of the empowering people.Network!

Carola Schwank

Head of Empowering People Network

Carola joined Siemens Stiftung in 2009 and works within the area of Basic Needs and Social Entrepreneurship. She is in charge of the empowering people. Network and managed the empowering people. Award from 2012 to 2013. Focusing on entrepreneurial models of basic supply in Sub-Saharan Africa, she has also been in charge of a cooperation project which combines basic supply, job creation and knowledge transfer. Carola studied German, history, political science and sociology at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and has over twenty years of professional experience in various fields of communications and social responsibility at the Siemens AG. You can follow her @Carola1512.

Sabine Baumeister

Senior Project Manager

Sabine is senior project manager in the area of Basic Needs and Social Entrepreneurship at the Siemens Stiftung since 2009. She works in the team of the empowering people. Network and is responsible for the empowering people. Onsite and the empowering people. Workshop. She feeds the Twitter-channel @SiemensStiftung and you can follow her also @s_baumeister. Sabine studied languages and literature at the LMU Munich, and has more than ten years of experience in various fields of communications at the Siemens AG, where she focused on online media and corporate volunteering.

Dr. Beate Grotehans

Senior Project Manager

Beate Grotehans studied history and philosophy in Hamburg and Bielefeld. After receiving her doctorate in philosophy in 1987 with subsequent work as a research assistant at the University of Bielefeld, she was a lecturer at the Universities of Bielefeld, Hamburg, Hagen, Augsburg and Munich. She worked at the Siemens Art Program, from 1991 until 1993 as a Project Manager for Music, and from 1994 to October 2009, as a Curator and Project Manager for Contemporary Culture. Since October 2009 she is a Senior Project Manager at the Siemens Foundation and responsible for the International Research Network on Social Economic Empowerment – IRENE I SEE project.

David Hoffmann

Project Manager

David Hoffmann is project manager in the area of Basic Needs and Social Entrepreneurship and is responsible for the empowering people. Onsite workshops . He worked on development issues for the European Parliament, Brussels and the German Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova. He volunteers as project coordinator for humanitarian disaster aid missions and in donor liaison for “Give a Goat” Uganda. David studied Economics and Geography in Munich and Constance and holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from LMU Munich, Germany.

You can follow him @davidutt

Alicia de Mier

Student Employee

Alicia is a Master's student in Intercultural Communication at the University of Munich. As a student employee at Siemens Stiftung Alicia works in the area of Development Cooperation, supporting the empowering people. Network team in project management and administration. She loves to connect with people from around the globe. Alicia previously studied Communication Science (B.A.) in Munich and Seville and has worked and lived in Bolivia, Brazil and Denmark.

Thomas Klostermann

Student Employee

Thomas is currently studying philosophy and sociology at the University in Bamberg (B.A.). Besides his studies, he works at a voluntary organization fostering sustainable development and projects which aim to combine ecological and economical thinking. At Siemens Stiftung Thomas supports the team Development Cooperation in various areas such as the empowering people. Network