As a Consultant at Wider Sense, Anne Marie Jacob facilitates debates and discussions on the Foundation of the Future and advices companies and private individuals in establishing and expanding their social engagement. In the light of major social challenges of our time, her focus is on trust-based philanthropy and participatory grantmaking, collective impact as well as corporate citizenship and sustainability reporting. So far, her analysis and strategic consulting is particularly focused on the environment and plastics, the promotion of diversity and participation, as well as human and women’s rights.
Prior to joining Wider Sense in 2019, Anne Marie Jacob gained various work experiences both in Germany and France in intercultural communication, organizational development and campaigning in organizations working with refugees and migrants. At Wider Sense, she can not only draw well on the gathered skills in research, communication and analysis, but further on the experience of working with vulnerable and socially disadvantaged people. Additionally, Anne Marie Jacob has been actively involved with Gender Equality Media e.V. since 2017. The association advocates for a diverse and respectful representation of all people in the German media and against sexist and racist news coverage. There, she leads a four-person team and media screening projects on the media reporting of violence against women.
Anne holds a German-French double bachelor’s degree in Intercultural European and American Studies and Applied Foreign Languages (Langues étrangères appliquées) and Public Law from the Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg and the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. She completed her master’s degree at the Uniwersytet Wrocławski in Administration in International Organizations with a focus on EU-Institutions and International Public Law. In her theses, she analysed the unequal representation of men and women among the different levels of judicial hierarchy in Germany and France on one side, and on the collective memory of the Shoah in France on the other.
Name:Anne Marie Jacob
Why did you choose working for Wider Sense?
To not only identify social challenges, but also to be able to significantly drive and accompany societal change is why I am so glad to support foundations and companies in their social commitment with my work at Wider Sense.
What is a random fact about you?
I think I am having a green thumb; I even grow my own lemon trees and dream of my own allotment garden with a little dacha.