Category: Experience Sharing

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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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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People at a conference in Stavanger
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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Experience Sharing

A Week in the Life: Nikol Mard (Entrepreneur & Mother)

As women, mothers, entrepreneurs, and professionals, we are often asked “how do you do it?” How do we manage to joggle multiple projects whilst balancing life, family and friends? With strings pulling us in different directions and seemingly mounting tasks, it is no wonder that women are superheroes. We do what we need to do,

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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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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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Experience Sharing

That Log in Your Eyes – On Diversity and Inclusion

I recently had an interesting conversation with a man on diversity, integration and inclusion – especially as it relates to immigrants and natives in Norway. He stated (I paraphrase) that both groups, speak equally about integration and inclusion but never really live by example. The question he usually asks people is: what are you doing

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