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Cross-Cultural Soirée

July 7, 2022 @ 18:00 - 20:30


Join us for an evening soiree to celebrate the multiculturalism and diversity that surrounds us.

There will be food from different cultures, entertainment and discussions around our orange couch on allyship and cross-cultural communication.

Speakers and performers to be announced soon!

This event is being held in collaboration with Manifold and Stiftelsen RKF.

This event is FREE to attend.

About the Speakers

Mona Frank (she/her)

Mona is a social and cultural psychologist, the co-founder of Manifold Norway, and currently completing her second master’s degree in Social Anthropology, researching the Norwegian integration system with a focus on refugee politics. She was previously engaged as board member in the African Student Association at UiO. For several years, Mona has planned and arranged a wide range of seminars, anti-racism campaigns, lectures, solidarity events, and panel discussions addressing schemes related to the African diaspora in Norway.

In 2020, she was one of the main organizers of the “We can’t breathe: Justice for George Floyd” BLM demonstration in Oslo, as well as a series of events within the topics of racism, Islamophobia etc. This year, she has been assisting the initiative Noir Society (in Munich, Germany) in coordinating and providing humanitarian support for POC refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. Through her academic learning and her engagement in antiracist environments, Mona has grown to gain a deeper understanding of both theoretical and practical manifestations of racism and discrimination, prejudice, and intercultural communication. Mona practices allyship by emphasizing social justice, inclusion, and equity as well as continuing to learn, listen, and practice solidarity through her work and civic engagement.

Nikki Hayes (she/her)

Nikki is a development practitioner who is passionate about creating conscious and responsible communities. Nikki is analytical, energetic and creative in her work. She completed her Masters of International Development with a practical focus on participatory forms of development at RMIT University, Melbourne. She has experience working with immigrant and asylum seeker communities which where she began to develop curiosity and skill in diversity and inclusion, cultural intelligence and cross-cultural communication. She continues working within these areas at Diversify, where she project manages various events, discussions and initiatives.


July 7, 2022
18:00 - 20:30
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Strandgata 19
Oslo, 0152 Norway
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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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