Yolanda Sylvana Rother

Conference Curator, Community Activator, Speaker

Main focus: Antiracism, Democracy, Digital

Twitter handle: @yolandatweets

Languages: English, German

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: empowerment, identity, digital cultures, race, decolonisation, community building technology entrepreneurship, events

Services: Talk, Moderation, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

I am currently engaged in anti-racist and intersectionality work (BLM, 'Pleasure Activism', Anticolonialism). I am interested in democracy and power distribution, along with leadership and the future of our society.


I am a native Berliner with German-Jamaican roots. I studied American Studies and Social Sciences in my Bachelor's degree and Public Policy in my Master's degree, and completed further training in Design Thinking. I lived in France, the US and Brazil, and now live in Berlin.

As a design thinker, moerator and speaker, I have worked with clients including:
re:publica in Berlin (2018, 2019, 2020), Tech Open Air (2018), Most Wanted: Music (2019), Ashoka Changemaker United Online Summit (2020), Each One Teach One (2020), Prototype Fund (2020 / 2021).

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

"Hass im Netz"

In dieser Folge dreht sich alles um das Thema “Hass im Netz”, gefolgt von einem weiteren RRRIOT Quarantäne-Beitrag.
Mit dabei sind: Klara Rabl, feed the Troll
Yolanda Rother, re:publica
Beatrice Frasl, Große Töchter Podcast
Moderation: Maxi Lengger

This talk is in: German
re:publica 2018 – How Zero Net Neutrality Made Fake News More Potent

The absence of Net Neutrality, and the introduction of free Facebook via internet.org, was craftily exploited by the new social media army employed by the country's political candidates in the 2016 elections. Fake news and misleading headlines flourished through this, and continues to contribute to an ever growing problem of misinformation online.

This talk is in: English