Sonja Jöchtl is founder of Love Politics, a nonpartisan, charitable organisation which wants to lift a new generation of politician into politics.
She was executive of Stiftung Europäisches Forum Alpbach from 2015 to 2021, an interdisciplinary platform for sociopolitical dialogue, indipendent from ideological, religious or political worldviews. Sonja is expert for communication and philantropy with more than 10 years of experience on managing levels of Caritas Austria. She is member of the board at Österreichischer Stifungsverband, former member of the Austrian steering-group UN Global Compact and member of the board at the Austrian Fundraising Association. Sonja started her carrer as a trainee in an Austrian bank at the age of 17, she worked in an IT startup company for 5 years and was editor at an Austrian newspaper (Kurier) for 5 more years, which she did alongside her studies of communication and politics. She has a masters degree in communication (University of Vienna).
Sonja lives in Vienna, is married and mother of two sons.
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