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 ofContinue reading “Life Inscriptions”

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.Continue reading “Reflections from FutureTalks Arctic Expedition”

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. AsContinue reading “Greetings from the United States of Misogyny!”

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 completelyContinue reading “Behind the scene…”

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 inContinue reading “FutureTalks Svalbard: The Key Questions of Our Time”

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 potentialContinue reading “Kick-off: Ocean Entrepreneurs´Capital”

My Father’s Ashes – A Journey

This day six years ago was the day of my father’s funeral. He was an untraditional and playful man, with a Peter Pan mentality and child’s approach to life until the very end. I think one of the best things he taught me was to constantly challenge and walk outside the beaten path, be curiousContinue reading “My Father’s Ashes – A Journey”

Grateful & Excited: Thank you!!

So finally we were able to reveal my new role and project this week, and I just have to thank everyone for such an amazing flood of warm and engaged feedback! The idea of mobilizing all good forces to co-create the world’s best ecosystem for ocean entrepreneurs – with a special focus on impact/sustainability –Continue reading “Grateful & Excited: Thank you!!”

Opp igjen – Med Passion For Ocean

Etter at jeg brente ut kruttet i fjor har jeg ikke stått på en scene. Jeg har blitt kvalm, stressa og fått pustevansker bare av tanken. Å snakke foran folk har stått for meg som et mareritt, fordi jeg hadde mistet selvtilliten helt og hadde kjørt meg helt tom. I min nye rolle skal jegContinue reading “Opp igjen – Med Passion For Ocean”

Countdown: New Job Announcement (!)

I’m so excited!! Counting down towards starting an amazing new job, where I can use all of my passion for the ocean industries, tech, sustainability, entrepreneurs, diversity and continue mobilizing for change! After a really tough 2017, I felt it was important with a fresh start. But it wasn’t an easy decision to leave Nor-Shipping.Continue reading “Countdown: New Job Announcement (!)”

The Breathing Anchor

The most down-to-earth approach to mindfullness, and an interview worth sharing below, with Dutch-Norwegian professor of vascular surgery – Andries Kroese… Andries is one of my personal human heroes and child survivor of a WWII concentration camp in Japan. My father started meditating back in the early 90’s, and followed Andries’ practice long before mindfulnessContinue reading “The Breathing Anchor”

One Year: 365 steps towards a warmer society

Christmas is less than a month away, and maybe you already started the treasure hunting for gifts? Did you ever consider what happens when you push the “order” button on Amazon or eBay, or how your local stores get all the nice stuff produced abroad? Through a global spiderweb of infrastructure ensuring that whatever fromContinue reading “One Year: 365 steps towards a warmer society”

Kareena Kapoor’s Gender Stereotype Rebellion

I totally love Kareena Kapoor movies, and now I’m all crazy about Ki & Ka! A young couple switching the traditional roles upside-down. Kia is my fictive Indian clone – the story of my life…! You might not know, but based on seeing the achievements made by my amazing, tough and hard-working Indian female friendsContinue reading “Kareena Kapoor’s Gender Stereotype Rebellion”

Girls & Boys; let’s have it all! #RaisingARainbow

I loved the latest Huffington Post piece by Lori Duron on Halloween Drag Queen outfit. And without ever having heard about the #RaisingARainbow concept before, I appear to share many of her views when it comes to raising what she calls gender creative kids. I previously wrote about my frustration for the way small kidsContinue reading “Girls & Boys; let’s have it all! #RaisingARainbow”

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