Kareline vd Linden is a Research Lecturer in the Academic Foundation Year at the University of Aruba where Kareline teaches research foundation, practice and reporting to first year university students.
Kareline is a business researcher and strategist and has worked in the business advisory, finance, and tourism industry, at reputable private and semi-private organizations such as PwC Aruba, Centrale Bank van Aruba and Aruba Tourism Authority. Kareline helps organizations become more research and data savvy, and more equip for better decision making.
Kareline is a runner, volunteer, co-founder of Career iq, and a strong advocate for personal and professional development.
Co-Founder and Managing Director Designathon Works
As co-founder and Managing Director I am leading the international Designathon Works organisation. In this role I use my 15 years of experience as a leader & designthinker in both the corporate and NGO world, mainly focussed on business development, strategy, creative concepting and innovation. Recently I have started a pro-bono position as well as board member of FEMI Foundation.
I get my energy from driving (young) people, companies, projects, ideas and teams forward, all aiming to contribute towards the SDG's.
Designathon Works is a young foundation. We developed a unique design thinking method for children to empower and unleash their creativity to design a better world using new technologies. We aim to reach 1 million children globally by 2023.
With the Designathon Works learning method grounded in design thinking, the child is understood as a complete human being endowed with great creative capacity. Through this method, we enable teachers to tap into the natural space of play within a child and among children, to stimulate their interest and engagement in social issues, and from there, challenge them to design solutions for these issues aided by the use of modern technology. Our flagship project is the yearly Global Children's Designathon held in 40 cities worldwide and growing.
Designathon Works is recognised by Ashoka, by Dubai Expo 2020 as Global Innovator, by HundrED as one of the world’s leading innovators in sustainability education.
Hing has 12+ years of relevant experience in conducting wide range of research for
the purpose of strategic, business and financial management. Her analytical
skills are certainly one of her strengths, as her career evolved mainly
providing insights to management and clients as an analyst at the Aruba
Investment Bank and later as a financial analyst and research specialist at the
national tourism office (the Aruba Tourism Authority). In addition,her
financial skills are further deployed as the first female member of the board
of Aruba’s Court of Audit (Supreme Audit Institution).
Lay Hing is an advocate for social entrepreneurship and her passion is to turn businesses into a force for good.