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Diverse Founders and Entrepreneurs

March 30, 2022 @ 17:30 - 19:00

Open House

Are you an entrepreneur of immigrant or minority background? 


Would you like to take part in a conversation to outline, challenge and find solutions to barriers that stand in the way of establishing and growing your business?

We would like to welcome you to join us.

This event aims to gather people and share experiences with regards to starting your own business in Norway as an immigrant or person or minority background. 

We are interested in exploring topics such as access to resources and mentorship, securing finances and funding, business development opportunities, and other structural barriers that diverse entrepreneurs face, such as endorsement within, and support by the Norwegian society.

The program for the evening is as follows:

  • 17:30-18:00- Panel discussion with guest speakers- to be announced soon!
  • 18:00-18:45- Group experience sharing and conversation. 
  • 18:45-19:00- Networking and mingling.

This event is developed in collaboration with Chr. Michelsens Institute (CMI) Bergen who are conducting a research project on Muslim immigrant entrepreneurs in Norway and financing gaps: https://www.cmi.no/projects/2579-the-invisible-ceiling. 

Attendance at this event is free of charge. 

The event will be delivered in hybrid- online via zoom and in-person at HerSpace.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.


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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