Passover Passiar; religion lifehack

After traveling more than 70 countries through the past 15 years, I’ve still not lost my curiousness. For me, it’s all about people; encounters with humans I’d otherwise probably not interact with, being exposed to new insights and different perspectives. Learning about everyday life, development and history that has shaped cultures and societies. Exploring the […]

European Green Capital @ SHE Conference!

Europe’s biggest conference on equality takes place 6 March in Oslo Spektrum. SHE is based on the mindset that diversity in the workplace brings together varied perspectives, which ultimately resulted in improved decision-making amongst corporates and an increased business performance.  Top executives from male dominated industries such as shipping, finance, tech and law gather for roundtable […]

Europeisk Miljøhovedstad 2019: Oslo rocker mangfold i år, og DU er invitert!

2019 er året hvor vi går fra prat til handling! Vi feirer Miljøhovedstadsåret og Kvinnedagen med å løfte blikket fra MeToo og over til banebrytende initiativer som vil akselerere mangfold og likestilling i Oslos næringsliv. 5. mars er det klart for State of the City 2019 i OsloRådhus , med et stjernelag av dyktige endringsagenter […]

Fra MeToo til Mangfold: Heia shipping og næringslivet!!

Hva har skjedd i maritim næring og norsk næringsliv generelt det siste året? Hvilke positive tegn ser vi på økt innsats, og forståelsen av mangfold som kritisk  innovasjonsdriver? Hva er risikoen ved å ikke ta grep? Her er noen tanker for å løfte fokuset fra MeToo, og over til det fundamentale behovet for å styrke […]

Fra MeToo til Mangfold; Heia shipping & næringslivet!

Hva har skjedd i maritim næring og norsk næringsliv generelt det siste året? Hvilke positive tegn ser vi på økt innsats, og forståelsen av mangfold som kritisk  innovasjonsdriver? Hva er risikoen ved å ikke ta grep? Her er noen tanker for å løfte fokuset fra MeToo, og over til det fundamentale behovet for å styrke […]

MeToo, inclusion & freedom of speech

A year ago I fronted MeToo in global shipping. Based on the fact that no one had initiated the public debate, and a big and growing frustration from many young females in the industry, I chose to share some of my personal experiences, with specific ideas on a joint effort to create a more inclusive […]

Life Inscriptions

Listening to podcasts and reading news debating wrinkles, the amount of pressure on looks, and negative influence making great girls & women insecure. I’ve had my lines for many years now. They become deeper, and more visible when I’m stressed out or tired. My boys call them ski tracks. These tracks are the marks of […]

Reflections from FutureTalks Arctic Expedition

End of August I went onboard an old vessel gathering a group of 100 engaged people from 42 countries in Svalbard, completely disconnected from WiFi and phones. The purpose of the expedition was to identify the key questions of our time. And back home, like a glass filled over, thoughts and words just flood out. […]

Greetings from the United States of Misogyny!

Easter of 2016 I rallied outside Trump Tower in support of diversity & women. November 2016 I was in Miami for a conference gathering female maritime leaders from 40 countries, and I still remember how people were in total shock the morning after the election of Trump, the feared impact on diversity and inclusiveness. As […]

Behind the scene…

This will definitely be the most surreal post I’ll ever share. Pinching my arm, I don’t think that I’ll actually realize this until I leave the stage next Wednesday, during Oslo Innovation Week and Oslo Business Forum. Exactly one year ago I was burned out flat, had social anxiety and panic attacks. I felt completely […]

FutureTalks Svalbard: The Key Questions of Our Time

I will update some reflections after our Svalbard expedition, and also link this to what I saw in the Seychelles end of April. Two very different locations but both directly impacted by global warming and pollution. Both places acting as silent witnesses to what we are about to do to our planet, impacting life in […]

OSL🐳CEAN: The Power of Youth & the Ocean Entrepreneurs’ Capital🌱💦

My keynote speech from the AIVP International Conference in Quebec. Slides are added later 😉 Good morning everyone- and thank you so much for a great event so far! To set the mode of my keynote – I’ll tell you a story. In 2011 I left my job as global project manager for the Wilhelmsen […]

Ocean Heroes #WorldOceanDay

5 Oslo heroes of Ocean Conservation 1. Christine Spiten – Co-founder of Blueye Robotics Christine Spiten is co-founder of Blueye Robotics, a smartphone-controlled drone that can explore up to 150 meters below the ocean surface. The prototype is already making waves internationally, being used for mapping and cleanups in Norway, the US and Australia. Christine […]

Kick-off: Ocean Entrepreneurs´Capital

My message to the audience gathered at the informal kick-off for our initiative to mobilize and grow the global leading capital for sustainability & tech-oriented entrepreneurs. Oslo is the Nordics´ fastest growing entrepreneur hub, and Top 3 leading maritime capital, gateway to the most complete ocean industry cluster worldwide. There is a huge untapped potential […]