Anne Kjaer Bathel (geb. Riechert)

CEO & Co-Founder of ReDI School of Digital Integration

Main focus: Social Innovation & Entrepren.

Twitter handle: @redischool


Languages: English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: peacebuilding, female leadership, user centered design, tech, entrepreneurship, leadership, education, integration, inclusion, participation and urban development, innovation, design thinking, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, refugees, peace, digital, female entrepreneurship, diversity, female empowerment, digital education, furture of work, refugee, digital litteracy, start-up

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  I don't want to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

Thank you for your interest in having my join as a speaker. My speaker fee is 2800 euro for for-profit companies exkl. taxes, travel and accomodation.

For NGOs and universities, I can make a special reduced price if time is available.


Anne Kjær Riechert  is CEO and co-founder ReDI School of Digital Integration. She is a 2006 graduate from KaosPilot in Denmark, a hybrid of a business and a design school. From 2006-2009, she worked as a corporate social responsibility consultant. In that capacity, she developed and implemented Samsung Electronics’ award-winning corporate social responsibility strategy for Scandinavia. In July 2010, Anne moved to Japan, where she spent 2 years researching open social innovation and received the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellowship. In 2012, she moved to Berlin to set up the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, which is associated with Stanford University. The lab focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social change toward global peace. In 2015, in response to the refugee crises, Anne co-founded ReDI School of Digital Integration, a vocational training program teaching programming and tech skills to asylum seekers. 

Anne has won several international and German awards. In 2018 she was recognised by  Edition F  as 25 women revolutionising German industry and named "Encourager of the Year" in Germany by Handelsblatt. In 2020 Anne was named "Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year" by the German Startup Award.

ReDI School of Digital Integration was founded in 2015 by a team convinced that technology can break down barriers and bring people together to build new solutions to old problems. The idea of ReDI was sparked by the insight that amongst the refugee population there are incredible talents eager to learn and eager to contribute, who could help fill the 124.000 open IT jobs in Germany.
From the beginning, ReDI has been developed through co-creation between the Berlin and Munich tech community (incl. SAP, Facebook, Cisco and Microsoft) and the ReDI students. The aim is to provide students with valuable digital skills and a strong ne twork of tech leaders, mentors and alumni to help create new opportunities for all. ReDI is a non-profit social enterprise offering several 3-months IT and coding courses, creative workshops, tech-talks, innovation projects as well as short term summer courses.
ReDI School has achieved tremendous impact thus far, with more than 2600 students completing at least one course. In the Spring 2020 semester, 650 students will participate at one of the four ReDI Schools. 60% of those are women!
The last survey conducted showed that 45% of the surveyed students were placed in paid internships or jobs. Furthermore, 37% joined a university and 5% founded a company or work as freelancers. The success stories have resonated with German and international media like CNN, BBC, die Zeit and Süddeutshe Zeitung. Several important visitors like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and António Guterres. UN General Secretary have visited ReDI School and exchanged perspectives with the students.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Peace In Everything We Do

Rotary International - San Diego, USA 2017

This talk is in: English
Qulity of Life in the Digital Era

Panel | 2017

This talk is in: English

Otto Group - Symposium #ZukunftsWerte: Unternehmer stellen ihre Ideen vor. (ReDI School 11:00 min)

This talk is in: German
Hacking the Refugee Crisis

TEDxBerlin 2016

This talk is in: English
Krisen Kreativ Meistern - Gemeinsam!

Deutsche Bank "Denk ich an Deutschland"

This talk is in: German
Tech for Peace


This talk is in: English
Future of Work

EXPLAINED Konferenz 27.11.2018 - Microsoft Berlin | Microsoft