Second SEFster to be introduced is Christine Jama, aka Tine, responsible for our information platform, event coordination, and the numbers.

What are you doing right now? One sentence, short and sweet
Learning as much as possible about (social) entrepreneurship during my master in Copenhagen and doing an internship at the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie in Munich.

What is one random piece of information about you?
I have two different looking thumbs. And yes, you can have a look one day.

How did you first become interested in social entrepreneurship?
During my bachelor degree at WU when I took a course on Social Entrepreneurship – I finally found a name tag for this need of mine to do something with actual purpose.

What is your motivation behind SEF?
I would love for as many people as possible to get in touch with the concept of social entrepreneurship to realise that there are so many possibilities out there to do good while doing business. Creating positive impact should be the norm rather than a movement. So let’s make the movement normality!

How do you envision yourself in the world of social entrepreneurship in the future?
An initiator that empowers and inspires others to question the status quo and create actual value and positive impact for our society and planet earth.

What’s on your bookshelf at the moment?
Because I always want to do 1,244 things at the same time and can’t seem to fit them all into my schedule, I currently have 6 books on my shelf that I have started and not finished yet:

Glücksökonomie (The Economy of Happiness) – Annette Jensen, Ute Scheub
The Longest Way – Christoph Rehage
The Blue Sweater – Jacqueline Novogratz
Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahnemann
Tiere Essen (Eating Animals) – Jonathan Safran Foer
Der kleine Prinz (The Little Prinz) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

One piece of advice to business students?
Dare to question the status quo especially with regards to our economic system. It’s not just a bunch of hippies, as some people would dismissively describe those that are advocating alternative options. It’s a time for re-thinking. It’s people who dare to question the status quo in every aspect, even if it means that the truth they find is uncomfortable. Change takes a lot of work but less of it when we pull together on the same string .

You have more questions for Tine? You can find her on LinkedIn or contact her at christine@socialentrepreneurshipforum.org.