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Beyond the Binary Gender: Transgender Inclusion

March 30, 2022 @ 08:00 - 10:30

Beyond the Binary

International Transgender Day; India is leading the way!

Millions have watched Pose on HBO. In India, people don’t watch! Government acts! While recognition of genders outside of male and female has only recently been discussed in Western societies, in the Indian society, people of non-binary gender expressions have played important roles for over 2000 years.

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that transgender people are created as a third gender in the country. The decision is seen as a milestone in India. This was the first time in world history that a Supreme Court recognizes transgender people as a separate gender.

Diversity campaigns and Pride flagging notwithstanding: Research indicates that it is difficult to be a trans person in working environments. According to the report “Sexual orientation, gender diversity and living conditions” from 2021, transgender people stand out in terms of mental health, life satisfaction and experiences of discrimination. Transgender rights matters!

We are excited to share that we will have Miriam Hardarson as one of our speakers.

08.00 Welcome by Hans Geelmuyden by Chair DMI
08.05 India´s Supreme Court establishes third gender category. How did this happen? Speaker: Laxmi Singh, Deputy Country Representative – UN Women, India
08.20 Meaningful Inclusion starts from the Bathroom to the Boardroom – Speaker: Celia Sandhya Daniels, Trans Evangelist & Human Rights Activist
08.50 Cracking the glass ceiling – Speaker: Miriam Hardarson, Agency Director Sopria Steria
09.10 Lessons to be learned for Norway Lars Arnesen, Lawyer and Compliance Officer at Dignio
09.20 Q&A Miriam Hardarson and Chisom Udeze, Founder, Diversify
09.45 Mingling
10.30 End

*There might be changes in the program

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March 30, 2022
08:00 - 10:30
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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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