Mercator Journalist in Residence

Anissa Brinkhoff

Mercator-Journalist in Residence, May / July 2023

Anissa Brinkhoff (she/her) is a financial journalist and podcaster who advocates for the topics of female finance and financial education. As a freelance author and speaker, Anissa Brinkhoff» writes and speaks about finance and money. In workshops she seeks to motivate women to deal with their finances and personal retirement  arrangement themselves. She advises companies on financial podcasts or female finance topics and is the Hamburg Ambassador of the Fintech Ladies Network.

In her own podcast Finance & Feelings», she analyses feelings about money, how the family background affects how we deal with money, which dependencies and interconnections there are, where injustices persist. She addresses the issue why so many shy away from dealing with money and finance – or feel uncomfortable with it. She also uses her instagram channel» to discuss and explain finance in general and female finance specifically.

Anissa Brinkhoff studied communication sciences and journalism in Münster and Hamburg and has now been living in Hamburg for over 10 years.

During her residency, she is investigating the question of whether women are sufficiently included in the digitalisation of finance. And whether the digital gap might exacerbate the existing gender gap in finance or in financial education.

Further information on the programme and application procedure can be found on the German language website».