Director of Entrepreneurship, Black Business Initiative
Emma Beukema is the Director, Entrepreneurship at the Black Business Initiative and has over 15 years of experience working with small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).
In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University, Emma has diverse work experience in program design, business and international trade. Prior to her current role, she worked in Trade Development where she planned local and international trade missions and assisted Nova Scotia companies in expanding and targeting markets both locally and internationally in several professional capacities.
Emma is passionate about entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, citizen-engagement and advocacy for causes she believes in such as women and girls’ empowerment. She currently serves on the board of Queenpins.
A proud Canadian who immigrated to Canada with her family over 20 years ago, Emma, is a wife and mother of two.