Dörte Foit (née. Zänker) studied International Business Studies at Paderborn University between 2006 and 2013, with specialization in personnel and strategy management as well as labor and organizational psychology. Furthermore she spent two semesters abroad at Universidad Pública de Navarra in Spain.
During her studies she worked as a staff employee in Strategic Foresight and Consulting from 2009 to 2011 and as a student assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Winther at Paderborn University in 2013. In the same year she received her Master degree and has been working as a research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Chair of Corporate Governance since October 2013.
Since 2009 Dörte Foit has been commited to the international student initiative oikos – students for sustainable economics and management and has been serving as Academic Advisor to the local group in Paderborn since 2014. Her research interest focusses on sustainable development as well and concentrates especially on reference points to the topic of social innovation.