Yasmin Weiß

Professor, Supervisory Board Member,
Author & Speaker

About me

I am a professor, expert for the topics "Future Skills", "Future of Work" as well as for Digital Education. I am also a multiple board member, keynote speaker, publicist and founder of the start-up Yoloa.

I investigate how our working world of the future will change and what the most important future skills are for employees and managers. In particular, I am interested in how artificial intelligence affects our human activities and job profiles, and how we can merge human intelligence with artificial intelligence to create effective augmented intelligence.

I am a member of the supervisory boards of United Internet AG, the Zeppelin Group, Neue Bayerische Beamtenversicherung and the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, as well as a member of the Strategy Advisory Board of BLG Logistics.

In 2014, I was appointed by Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Innovation Steering Committee of the Federal Government and by Federal Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel to the Foreign Trade Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Economics.

In 2017, I was named one of the Top 40 under 40 in science and society by the business magazine Capital. According to the business magazine Strive, I am one of the top 10 female business influencers in the field of digitalization. In the business network LinkedIn, I am Top Voice for the German-speaking region.

My goals

I would like to help us positively shape the working world of the future in the age of digitalization and artificial intelligence. To do this, we need to better understand what (Future Skills) and how (Future Learning) we need to learn in order to be prepared for this working world, which will look fundamentally different from the present.

In my role as a mother, professor, entrepreneur and supervisory board member, I want to make an effective contribution to ensuring that we take the much-needed step forward in digital education.

"The best way to fall in love with the future is to create it. And for that, you need the right Future Skills."


I regularly give keynotes at companies and conferences on the following topics:

  • Artificial intelligence in the world of work
  • Future Skills and Future of Work
  • Working world of the future
  • Digital Leadership
  • Leadership & Diversity Management
  • Lifelong learning
  • Digital education
  • Success factors for German-Chinese cooperation

The keynotes can be requested in both German and English.



World's best education -
How we secure our digital future

Yasmin Weiß' new book will be published in fall 2022. In it, she shows what exactly is meant by the world's best education, how we as a German society can get there, and how each and every one of us can acquire the skills and learn throughout our lives to meet the challenges of the digitally networked age.

Jobs of the future -
Which jobs and activity profiles are emerging?

In the January issue of the business magazine Strive, Yasmin Weiß describes in the cover story how the future of the world of work is changing, which new jobs are emerging and, derived from this, which skills will become more important in the coming years. She creates transparency about what is "coming, going and staying" in the labor market of the future and how we can prepare for tomorrow today.

Yoloa - Find your way

With Yoloa, Yasmin Weiß has created a community for digital talents to help them acquire the right "future skills" and find their own way.

My blog

"We are facing what is probably the most fundamental change in the world of work that we have ever seen."

Books & Co-authorship

This book is about courage, openness and the desire for new ideas - the drivers for innovation to make Germany fit for the future . A good-humored wake-up call to finally dare to initiate overdue changes and live a new culture of innovation. Haufe Verlag, 2022.

Yasmin Weiß is co-author of the Spiegel bestseller "Future Republic" and describes what the working world of the future will look like in 2030. Campus Verlag, 2021.

In the book "Strategic Talent Management in China", Yasmin Weiß describes the success factors for successful collaboration in German-Chinese teams and how successful human resources management can be achieved. Springer Verlag, 2018.

In the book "Auf der Erfolgswelle schwimmen" ("Swimming on the wave of success"), Yasmin Weiß (née Fargel), together with swimming world champion Thomas Lurz, describes what the basics are for personal success and achieving ambitious career goals. Gabal Verlag, 2008.




For general inquiries and to inquire about keynotes, please contact Rosina Löffler(rosina.loeffler@yoloa.de) or fill out the following contact form:

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Press Kit

Here is a collection of photos that may be used for press purposes. Photo credit: Charlotte Starup

Speaker Profile

In this short profile you will find all relevant information about myself and my activities as professor, supervisory board member and expert.