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Sonja Fischbauer
That's me at the Wikimedia Summit 2024 in Berlin.
Sonja Fischbauer
deputy chair of the board, Wikimedia Austria (Wikimedia Österreich)

About me

I am an organization development specialist and strategy consultant with global expertise in community-driven movements. I grew up in Vienna, Austria. I currently live and work in Berlin, Germany. Holding a degree in archaeology, I worked at prehistoric excavations and in museum education for six years. I have traded my shovel for a laptop, but I still believe that by researching our predecessors’ ways of life, we’ll also gain new insights into today’s issues. Today I work in the fields of organizational development, change management and community strategy.

I engage in open knowledge issues, because I strongly believe that to truly advance as a human species, we need to share the already gained knowledge so it can be used to create a more just and equitable world.

My work

As a volunteer for Wikimedia Austria

  • Since 2022 I serve as board member (deputy chairwoman). Areas of responsibility: organizational development and international Wikiverse
  • Since 2022 I am part of the expert groups Organizational Development and International Affairs 2022.
  • From 2018 to 2022 I was part of the Good Governance Committee.
  • I became a member of the association in 2018.

Previous work in the movement as a freelancer

Contact me

I can talk to you in English, German, basic French and Spanish. Plus I can greet you in Klingon and Sindarin, very useful.

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