Emma Boerekamps

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About Emma Boerekamps

Passionate about using business as a force for good. Let's make the world a better place where we spend most of our time: at work.

Blog 10 | Emma | Rear-view Mirror

Time for a pitstop. In this last blog I will temporarily stop my car and take a look at the path that I left behind me. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have been constructing my own story over the last couple of weeks, months and years. Approaching the end of my beginning, my Bachelor in Social Innovation, I will check my rear-view mirror to look back on which route I travelled [...]

Blog 10 | Emma | Rear-view Mirror2020-08-27T16:57:23+02:00

Blog 9 | Emma | There are two sides to every story

My parents always taught me to keep myself up to date with what is happening in the world. I value this greatly because I think it helps me to also create my own perspective on important matters. So, to gather food-for-perspective-thought, I check my NOS app to check up on the daily news. Last week, I did the same. I came across an article that stated that the Documentary of Michael Moore: Planet of the Humans, got deleted from YouTube since it violated author rights (NOS, 2020). Planet of the Humans… Sound familiar? [...]

Blog 9 | Emma | There are two sides to every story2020-08-27T16:57:59+02:00

Blog 8 | Emma | Friendship

22 years old. Often I hear people say: ‘count your blessings’. Honestly, I think I could go on forever. Looking back at my life, I have more than a thousand things to be grateful for. Up until now, I have had the best life that I can imagine. One of these things that I am extremely grateful for are my friends. Growing up, I’ve always had two groups of friends. One group of friends I met at dance practice[...]

Blog 8 | Emma | Friendship2020-08-27T16:58:41+02:00

Blog 7 | Emma | First things first

As a student, I come across this, and have been coming across this, my entire life: postponing, leaving things up to the last minute, evasiveness. The first time it is a presentation where I am writing my cue cards five minutes before showtime, the next time it is handing in my proposal at 11:59 pm when the deadline is at midnight [...]

Blog 7 | Emma | First things first2020-08-27T16:59:19+02:00

Blog 6 | Emma | Exploring the field

The circular economy and ownership. Often, whilst interviewing in my project, I heard from respondents that they feel like they are a drop in the ocean when it comes to making change. Everybody that I interviewed shared the opinion that they find the circular economy important. However, when I asked them where the ownership and responsibility lies, the answer was never: ‘with myself’ [...]

Blog 6 | Emma | Exploring the field2020-08-27T17:00:48+02:00

Blog 5 | Emma | There’s no such thing as a stupid question

‘Hey Emma, what do you study again?’ ‘I am a Social Innovation student, but no it is not what you think, I am not that ‘zweverig’. This is a situation I found myself regularly in over the last three years. Walking around at school, I got sick and tired of words such as vegetarian, sustainable, biological, ecological, climate changer or vegan. [...]

Blog 5 | Emma | There’s no such thing as a stupid question2020-08-27T17:01:38+02:00

Blog 4 | Emma | You don’t know what you got till it’s gone

We are in the middle of something that we have never experienced before. The corona crisis is new to all of us. This is definitely not the first crisis humanity experienced, think of the second world war in 1940 and the financial crisis in 2008. However, this is the first crisis that I am consciously experiencing. If you ask me, we do not even have to guess the ‘Dikke van Dale, woord van het jaar 2020’. [...]

Blog 4 | Emma | You don’t know what you got till it’s gone2020-08-27T17:12:11+02:00

Blog 3 | Emma | Shifting perspectives

Over the last few years, I have researched identity, brands, companies and organizations and especially how they can give back to the world. Reflecting on the course of action I took up until now, I noticed my scope was simultaneously broad and specific. When I was doing research on commercial companies and how they can give back to the world, I stumbled upon social enterprises. [...]

Blog 3 | Emma | Shifting perspectives2020-08-27T17:12:37+02:00

Blog 2 | Emma | Studio Lauda

After writing my call to action, I started calling; literally. I reached out to several organizations and one of them stood out to me; Studio Lauda in Eindhoven. Studio Lauda is a design studio who claims to make brands more beautiful; from the inside and out. After meetings with Krijn Smits, one of the founders of Studio Lauda, it became clear to me that I needed to get involved in the 'inside' part. Let me tell you what this means, why I think I need to get involved and where I see opportunities. [...]

Blog 2 | Emma | Studio Lauda2020-08-27T17:13:11+02:00

Blog 1 | Emma | Something is up

Over the past few years, I have been doing research on several topics regarding our society. It all started with combining my interest in teenagers, with my interest in the concept of identity. I worked together with Dutch health organization GGD to develop a curriculum regarding the phenomenon of Sexting ,which is the sending of nude photo's through devices. [...]

Blog 1 | Emma | Something is up2020-08-27T17:13:44+02:00

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