Fabienne Tissot

Working for Wider Sense, I can support foundations and companies in making an effective contribution to a strong civil society.

Fabienne Tissot ist Senior Consultant bei Wider Sense und berät Stiftungen und Unternehmen zu gesellschaftlichem Engagement

As a senior consultant, Fabienne Tissot supports foundations and companies in establishing and expanding an impact-oriented social commitment. With her many years of experience in academia and consulting, at Wider Sense she focuses on trust-based and participatory philanthropy: in addition to evaluations and strategy consulting, she is head of the #VertrauenMachtWirkung (#TrustCreatesImpact) foundation network and is committed to a sustainable and forward-looking philanthropy sector.

Fabienne Tissot worked for many years at universities and universities of applied sciences in Switzerland and Germany and, as a linguist with a doctorate, carried out discourse analysis studies in applied research. She deepened and further developed the strategy-oriented application and communication of her findings from the analysis of language and interaction in stakeholder dialogs at Sensor Advice in Zurich.

Fabienne Tissot studied German language and literature, film studies and history at the University of Zurich. She conducted research in the field of  conversation, interaction and discourse analysis at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the University of Potsdam and earned her doctorate at the University of Wuppertal. On her way from applied linguistics to strategy-oriented research and consulting, she trained in Communication Management at the Hertie School in Berlin.

Why did you choose working for Wider Sense?

Because we need a strong civil society, with committed and impact-oriented players - and I can make my contribution here with a dedicated team.

What is a random fact about you?

Reading, dancing and being out and about with my family in the city, the mountains and by the sea - that's how I enjoy my free time.