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Reflection| Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Equality vs Equity

On Wednesday 20th of January, Diversify held its second Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace session, this time focusing on Equality vs. Equity. This series is designed to put action behind the popularization of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, which have exploded in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. These initiatives are

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Diversify News and Events

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Talk less, Do More.

On December 2nd, 2020, Diversify held their first Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Talk less, Do More session. This was the first in a series which is designed to pull apart and understand what these terms mean, and to highlight the necessity for action within the various diversity and inclusion initiatives which have appeared

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Diversify News and Events

Springboard Roadshow Reflection: Stavanger

For those who may not be aware, Diversify’s first ever project was a “Springboard”. In 2018, we came up with the idea to provide skilled immigrant women with the resources they needed to start their own companies. The project, called Springboard: Job Creation for and by Women, launched with a panel discussion and thereafter, it

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Experience Sharing

Life in Times of COVID-19 | Ka Man Mak

My roots come from Hong Kong, so when the outbreak happened there, my relatives were already warning me to prepare for the outbreak here in Norway. I was mentally prepared for what was to come, as I was monitoring what is going on in East Asia. My relatives had lived through SARS.  The coronavirus pandemic

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Sarifa Moola-Nernæs

Sarifa Moola-Nernæs is an academic, African feminist, businesswoman, Ubuntu Life Coach and Speaker. She also works as a consultant at the Bjørnafjorden Municipality on refugee services, social and economic inclusion. Sarifa has a lot of diverse experience under her belt, including but not limited to, working for many years in the NGO sector and also

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Fungi Gwanzura Ottemöller

Fungi Gwanzura Ottemöller is a woman of substance and an ultimate force of nature. She is a Zimbabwean-born academic and intellectual that challenges herself and others to question, with an open mind and critical eye, structure and predetermined knowledge. She challenges those she meets to rise above what they think they know and look deeper,

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Diversify News and Events

Reflection: Mental Health in Times of Relocation & Unemployment

On March 5, 2020, we had an event to address the mental health challenges people face when they relocate to a new country. We called it, Mental Health in Times of Relocation and Unemployment. At this session we gathered together a diverse panelist made up of generous minds, who shared openly, vulnerably and pragmatically. Our

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Rometris Davis-Wright (Entrepreneur & Coach)

Rometris Davis-Wright is a woman who radiates a positively contagious strength – hers is an aura filled with light and loving tenderness. She is seamlessly grounded and in tune with herself and others. We had the immense pleasure of having Rometris facilitate one of our Mental Health and Wellness sessions last year, and it was

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Diversify News and Events

Network for Work has Gone Digital!

In the fall of 2019, we profiled Nikol Mard, Founder extraordinaire of Network for Work (NfW), an organisation that works to accelerate professional opportunities for internationals in Norway. We remain inspired fans of Nikol Mard and NfW – we have collaborated with them on various events so far and we plan to continue to do

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Raja Skogland & The Factory

Raja Skogland is a serial-entrepreneur, Head of Fintech at The Factory, Angel Investor, Startup Advisor and Speaker – and these are only some of the hats she wears. She believes that as people, regardless of where we come from, we can re-write our stories and positively accelerate our lives if we have the right tools

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