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Summary of Diversify’s Event with Network for Work

Event name: How to Showcase and Leverage your Skills in the Norwegian Job MarketCo-hosts: Diversify and Network for WorkDate: August 28, 2019 This very interesting and engaging event was broken up into two main parts. The first part was a 40-minute panel session moderated by the brilliant Michell Mpike. And the second part was a

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Alicia Partee & Generation Mobility

In our opinion, when we think about an ‘international’ woman in Norway, whose name is a both a brand and a verb, Alicia Partee comes to mind. Alicia is a brand because she is an advocate for progress, she holds strong and defendable opinions, is all around a force of nature, and simply makes us

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Social Issues

Six Ways to Integrate, Build a Life & Career in Norway

Feeling clueless and confused in Norway? Here are six key recommendations to integrate and build network, community, and career in Norway. Ten years ago, or, perhaps, five or, maybe, two, you defied your fear of change and did what was thought to be unthinkable: you moved abroad. To a foreign country. Thousands of miles away,

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Experience Sharing

Biculturalism: My Life as an Immigrant in Norway

When I landed in Norway, in the middle of the night, I remember it was cold. I was 9 years old, and my mom had, according to Islamic law, kidnapped me, and brought me to Norway. I moved from a big town full of people, friends, family and good food, to a little town with

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Elizabeth Iluore & Inter-Nationals

At Diversify, we are forever smitten by women who put in the work. They never cease to amaze us. Elizabeth Iluore is a Nigerian, who arrived in Norway from the Netherlands in 2016, as a trailing spouse. Like many trailing spouses, she is highly skilled with a background in finance, she holds two Masters degrees

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Nikol Mard & Network for Work

Network for Work (NFW) is an organization that has been on our radar for about a year. A little while after Diversify was established, we learned about the amazing work NFW was engaged in – as a strong advocate for employment opportunities and facilitation for skilled immigrants, with a particular interest in Trailing Spouses. Nikol

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Diversify News and Events

On Representation and Norway’s Foreign Trailblazers

Representation in all aspect of life matters. It matters every day and everywhere – in media, in our professional, social, political and personal lives. For many of us, it is comforting to feel that we can relate to someone or something. This might give us a feeling of community or reinforces the notion that we

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Experience Sharing

My First Time: Navigating a Racist Experience in Norway

The very first time I felt the full-fledged traumatic effects of racism was in Norway, in 2017. I went to Norway for a training course for a month. My fellow trainees and I were lodged at Vika, Oslo Central, which was a pretty decent area from what I was told. So, on one fateful afternoon

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Culture and Identity

Unemployment and Identity Crisis Among Trailing Spouses in Norway

The talks about ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ is rife on social media! Almost every company has ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ listed as one of their core values. Leaders, both political and corporate, tirelessly preach about how ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ is one of their most valued and significant commitments. Even then, there are uncountable stories of unemployment, rejection, and depression among highly educated immigrants

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Social Issues

Barnevern Crusades: The Audacity of Justice, Power and Bias.

Lately, I have been speaking to many parents and parents-to-be on their views of raising children in Norway. I ask questions around healthcare, kindergarten, standard of education, and the general welfare and state of mind of both parents and children. Most Norwegians and foreigners alike admit that the healthcare system is pretty solid. Of course,

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