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Funding Frontier: Women Still Face Barriers in Access to Capital

Written byEric Christian King Skovsgaard | Managing Director, Tality Invest Men receive the majority of venture capital funding, resulting in a significant gender disparity, with Norway experiencing the widest gender gap among the Nordic countries. A thriving innovation ecosystem relies heavily on a well-functioning venture capital industry, which plays a crucial role in driving the growth

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Experience Sharing

Women in Business | Barbara Salopek

Barbara Salopek holds a double Master’s in International Business and International Management. She is passionate about innovation, creative ideas and diversity and believes that these are crucial for growth and success of a business. After having established several companies and working with innovation for ten years, she founded Vinco Innovation Consulting, which provides services for

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Dora Poni Loro

There are women and there is Dora Poni Loro. She is a force of nature, an endless source of motivation and a constant source of joy. Her story is remarkable. Her mindset is centred on growth and she lives to create space for others, to empower and to use her voice to speak for those

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Diversify News and Events

Reflections of Stavanger Panel Discussion | Tone Indrelid

Tone Indrelid, Outpost Focal Point at Norske Shell, Norwegian teacher at Learn Norwegian Today and intercultural trainer at Tone Indrelid Consulting, reflects on Diversify’s recent panel debate ‘Stavanger Panel Discussion: Job Creation for and by Immigrants and Internationals’. I felt a little nervous attending Diversify’s Springboard Stavanger event last month.  For the first time in

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Experience Sharing

Motherhood and Work | Tita Alissa Bach

Women should be celebrated every second, minute and day. For their work, contribution to society and role of nurturing the future generations. Tita Alissa is one of the many women who should be celebrated. She is a mother of two, and a Senior Researcher in Precision Medicine at DNVGL. Having a child changes much in

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Diversify News and Events

How to Monetise your Passion with Raja Skogland

On March 27, we launched our digital series on ‘Business Startup 101‘ to see join more segments in this series click here. The first segment in this series was on “How to Monetise Your Passion” with Raja Skogland. Raja Skogland is passionate about entrepreneurship and hardwired with a drive to see people succeed. She believes that

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Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, HerSpace & The Annual

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders. 

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.

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