Nov 18, 2023
BE Alink was born (1964) and raised in the Netherlands. is a trained woodworker and restoration architect with a total of 20+ years of project and program management. She left NL in 1998 for what became 10 years of project management of reconstruction work in Kenya, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Kosovo, of which 3,5 years in Afghanistan.
BE is the founder and inventor of the Alinker walking bike, which she refers to as a vehicle of change. BE's reverse design practices/philosophy lead to the Alinker, which is not built for a "body-with-a-problem" but for who we are, active and engaged.
BE has built her company into a movement of people showing up for each other. Years ago, she said: "I dream of a world where the dismissed people of today are our leaders of tomorrow”.
BE employs Alinker users (otherwise unemployed) and pays everybody a living wage. The Alinker has certified BCorp status, she is a SheEO venture, is more than carbon neutral, and practically plastic-free.
The Alinker company is built to create access to health by building access to mobility, community and real food.
In a world where societal norms often stifle individuality, one person dared to defy expectations. This is the story of a journey sparked by a simple walk across a bustling marketplace. But what began as an ordinary day took an unexpected turn, leading to a revolutionary invention that would challenge the very fabric of society. Brace yourself for a tale of resilience, determination, and the power to reshape the world we live in. Prepare to witness the unimaginable as one person's quest for change opens doors we never knew existed...
In this episode, you will be able to:
Delve into the imperative role of authenticity in building enriching relationships.
Scrutinize the repercussions of judgments and discriminatory practices.
Decipher the origin and catalysts of hatred and racism.
Challenge the status quo and propagate the essence of an inclusive society.
Exploit the potency of personal reflection in driving pivotal societal improvements.
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