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Blaze Inclusion Awards 2023: Leveling Up Inclusion and Belonging in the Nordics through a Justice Lens

August 15 @ 12:00 - 13:30

Free
2023 Blaze Panel Discussion event poster

The Blaze Inclusion Awards celebrate and illuminate the trailblazers – individuals and organizations – who actively and passionately uplift Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives in their workspaces, communities and society overall.

Blaze panel discussions will follow nominations and voting periods for the Blaze Inclusion awards and will take on important DEIBJ topics featuring speakers from 8 Nordic countries.

Topic for the third Blaze panel discussion is Leveling Up Inclusion and Belonging in the Nordics through a Justice Lens

The speakers for the discussion are:

  • Layanna Martin, Global Program Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Danfoss (Denmark);
  • Alexandra Morgan, Nordic Inclusion & Diversity LeadAvanade (Sweden);
  • Astrid Sundberg, Advisory Board Member, Humans for Humans, People& Talent Leader (Norway);
  • Nivikka Witjes, Project Manager, Siu-Tsiu (Greenland).

The session will be moderated by Chisom Udeze, Founder of Diversify & Herspace.

Read more about Blaze Inclusion Awards here!


This event is FREE to attend and will be held digitally.  Please register HERE to receive the zoom link.


 

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
12:00 - 13:30
Cost:
Free

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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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