Meet the team
Meet the team: Charlotte van Veelen – Program & Experience Manager
In this series of “Meet the team” we will introduce you to all our team members, one by one. This is done by asking a standard set of questions, including the Question for the Future of that month! This time we will introduce you to our one and only program & experience manager, Charlotte van Veelen!
1. Why did you join Minkowski?
After my masters, I found it difficult to decide what direction I wanted to move into. I didn’t see myself working for a big corporate with a learning curve set in stone. I found it more important to find an organization that shared my beliefs and values and where I could learn at my own pace. This is where Minkowski came in! I was given the opportunity to explore and learn what I wanted to contribute to the team, while working on very cool and impactful programs. And it’s just that; being able to spend your time and energy on building impactful programs with a purpose you truly believe in, is what makes working here so meaningful.
- Question for the future: “If you could be the CEO of an existing company, what would it be and what would you change? Explain.”
I think the power to change lies in the shared knowledge of big corporates, governmental institutions, NGO’s and universities, but we might be lacking courage, vision, and collaboration to fully utilize this potential. The famous Shell argument “If we don’t do it, someone else will”, shows how uninspired and scared of the unknown we can be as humans. Anyway, if someone has to drag a Shell or KLM out of their limiting beliefs and into a future direction, I guess I’ll volunteer? 😉
2. How do you make history by changing the future?
Making history by changing the future starts by finding your personal motivation to drive change – how big or small that may be. What I hope to contribute to this through Minkowski is making sure our programs are designed in such a way that participants really live through our programs and experience individually as well as together how they are a part of shaping the futures. Hopefully that triggers something in each individual to drive the change they wish to see.