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Culture and Identity

Belonging and Identity: What’s Employment got to do with it?

Moving as a traumatic experience “Moving houses or apartments is one of the most traumatic experiences you can go through as a human being,” said the therapist whose name I can’t remember. “It’s no wonder you’ve had such a severe breakdown, what with moving between four countries in less than a year,” he added.  It was

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Ampy Basa & Casa Basa

Casa Basa is a catering and private chef for hire company that serves a diverse range of clients, from birthdays and private home gatherings to business conferences and events. Founded by Ampy Basa, the head chef extraordinaire who creates delicious meals whilst curating a welcoming and gorgeous atmosphere that puts clients and guests at ease.

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Diversify News and Events

Reflections: An Evening with Papillon Bergen 16.09.19

Last week Monday (September 16, 2019) our Founder, Chisom joined Papillon Bergen for an engaging session in Bergen. The reflections collected from the event, both from Chisom, Leila Rossow (Founder of Papillon Bergen) and attendees suggests that this was an inspiring event for everyone present. There’s nothing quite like a room full of women who

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Diversify News and Events

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 and public policy. And while

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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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