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[she/her] Founder & Managing Director - Material Development & Sensitivity Consulting 


Sara Sommerfeldt has been working in the German theater and film industry for over twenty years. After graduating from the HMDK Stuttgart as an actress, she had numerous theater engagements, including at the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Staatstheater Stuttgart. She has also appeared in front of the camera for countless film and television productions and successfully initiated and realized her own theater and music projects. In 2009, she founded Voicemaniacs GmbH, where she was managing director for ten years, producing navigation voices for the major navigation manufacturers. Through her commitment to more diversity and against abuse of power in the cultural and media industry, she is in close contact with numerous organizations and associations. As an expert on #metoo, she is a guest on podcasts, panels and interviews - including on ZDF and the Green Actors Lounge. Her many years of expertise on D&I storytelling, sexism, #metoo, abuse of power, gender-based violence and anti-discriminatory production are appreciated by film production companies, broadcasters and cultural institutions. In 2023, she founded RISING GAZE to develop film, series and theater projects with a focus on an intersectional female gaze and to help drive much-needed cultural change in the media industry through sensitivity consulting. 

Sara Sommerfeldt
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