Enhancing Your Ability to Live An Authentic Life

This workshop will address the following:

Harmony – Aligning what you do with who you are with a focus on soft skills. In addition, we will learn about ways to cultivate a community and accessing the type of education we want.

Location: 657, Fredensborgveien 24D, Oslo

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Date:  October 29, 2019.

Facilitator Bios

Sara Pestana (Family Therapist) and Sarah Przedpelska (Program Director at Catalysts) will be facilitating this workshop.

Sara Pestana

Sara Pestana is a Portuguese Family Therapist at Generation Mobility, where she helps global citizens overcome the challenges of moving abroad. With a master’s degree in psychology, Sara started her career in Portugal, where she worked with different populations, first with children and youth at several schools and then with victims of human trafficking. In Oslo she has been developing different workshops and groups on topics related to transition, aiming to support and empower those who are living outside of their home country. Sara is passionate about working with people and helping them develop the right tools to thrive in their lives, and on her free time she travels and practices photography.

Sarah Przedpelska

Sarah Przedpelska is an educator and a former researcher, who likes feelings, people and justice, and has learnt as much, if not more, outside of academia, as within it. She is the Program Director at Catalysts Norway, an organization that facilitates a 6-month mentorship program for newly arrived immigrant youths in Norway. 

This event is open to youths 18 years and above.
Seats are limited. Reserve your spot today on Eventbrite.


In collaboration with Frifond, Oslo International Hub, and Rahwa Gebrekidan, Diversify is happy to present a youth series to address topics that affect youths in Norway and beyond. The primary goal is to provide a judgement free space where participants feel empowered to be their authentic selves, flaws and all. To execute this project, we have collaborated with experts who will facilitate these sessions. We look forward to seeing you there.

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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