Inge Bell was born in 1967 in Transylvania/Romania. As a child she fled with her family to Germany in 1971. She studied Eastern European Studies in Munich (LMU) and London (SSEES). In 1997, she joined the political editorial staff of Bayerischer Rundfunk as a Slavicist and Eastern European historian – and soon worked as a foreign reporter for the entire ARD. Her focus: tough and in part highly investigative political reports on organized crime, human trafficking or disability policy. Look and act – these are Inge Bell’s maxims. As a foreign reporter, she has seen much suffering during her months of filming and research trips to Eastern Europe. Launching humanitarian aid projects was the logical consequence for Inge Bell. For her voluntary work she was awarded the “Woman of Europe” prize by the European Movement Germany in 2007. In 2012, the German Federal President Gauck awarded her the Federal Cross of Merit. Since 2007 Inge Bell has been involved with TERRE DES FEMMES e.V., Germany’s largest women’s rights organization – since 2017 she has been Deputy Chairwoman of the Board. She is a regular guest at panel discussions and on TV talks. Inge Bell is an entrepreneur and systemic coach.