Raja Skogland

Women in Business: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

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 professional and highly skilled women. 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.

An Entrepreneur’s Journey with Raja Skogland

Raja is a serial entrepreneur, startup coach and angel investor (direct & indirect) in 50+ startups. Since 2016, she has helped 1000s of entrepreneurs build their network, recruit talent, grow their business, and connect to investors. Amongst some of the ventures she launched: thehub.io in Norway and Grundr Academy in 2019, which was acquired by The Factory in 2020. For her work, she was nominated twice as a finalist in the category Ecosystem Hero by the Nordic Startup Awards and receive a Saphira Award by the Moroccan Government. She is now CEO The Visionary Company, a company offering a digital platform helping entrepreneurs, innovators and angel investors perform better in business and in life.

In this session, Raja will share her story with us, as a woman, business owner and entrepreneur. We will learn about what drives her and how she has thrived above challenges along the way.

This event will be delivered in hybrid– online via zoom, and in-person at HerSpace.

Cost: 100,- (in-person) / 80,- (online)

** This event is free or discounted for HerSpace Members **

To register for the event follow the click HERE.

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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