Sophie Zechmeister Community Manager, Impact Hub Vienna

IMPACT IS…
doing your part in creating a world that’s a little bit better than it was the day before.

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE BECOMING PART OF THE IMPACT HUB VIENNA TEAM?

I studied business and literature, worked in film and publishing, ran an online magazine, taught yoga, traveled the world and somehow still ended up where I feel I was supposed to be: the Hub.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Being surrounded by the incredible and inspiring people at the Hub, who all come from different backgrounds, work on different issues, but are united by our desire to create a world that works for all. They make me smile until my cheeks hurt and motivate me every day to work as hard as they do.

WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT SUNDAY LOOK LIKE?

Waking up in a new place, spending a few hours having coffee, doing yoga, trying strange food combinations, meeting friends and going on an adventure to do something I’ve never done before.

WHAT IS AN ABSOLUTELY RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOU THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW?

1. I have two different eye colors (sometimes even more personalities). 2. I couldn’t clap to a beat if my life depended on it (still kind of want to join a band). 3. I have a hard time just choosing one thing (oops).

PLACE OF BIRTH?

Eisenstadt, Austria (but shhh, I usually tell people I’m from Vienna)

LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK?

German and English, French and Italian (with enthusiasm but lack of grammar skills), Latin and Ancient Greek (without enthusiasm or grammar skills)