Women in Business: 7 Practical Steps to Jumpstart Your Business

Women in Business is a series designed and led by women to share their knowledge about valuable and necessary business skills needed to drive growth at your company. Whether you are a startup or an SME, this series will introduce you to an inspiring, professional and highly skilled woman. Each session will cover a specific topic and will provide valuable expertise to people who are looking to improve their skills to increase their employability or to develop or start their own businesses.

There has never been a better time to start a business, as Benjamin Franklin said, “Out Of Adversity Comes Opportunity!”

The pandemic has hit us all very hard and many of us have lost our jobs or are struggling to find employment, so why not throw caution to the wind and bet on yourself to finally realize that dream in your heart. Want help to get going? No problem!

Maybe you’ve already started your business but you’re feeling stuck and need a little bit of a boost. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

In this joint initiative between HerSpace, YUDconsult and Diversify , we’ll walk you through 7 very practical steps to jumpstart your business. 

The session will be facilitated by the founder of YUDconsult, Hyacinth Walters-Olsen and promises to be insightful, fun, interactive and will provide lots and lots of value!

You will leave the session feeling inspired, motivated and will be practically equipped to get going.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes? Register today and let’s make 2021 the year you say yes to yourself!

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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