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 endringsagenterContinue reading “Europeisk Miljøhovedstad 2019: Oslo rocker mangfold i år, og DU er invitert!”

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 styrkeContinue reading “Fra MeToo til Mangfold: Heia shipping og næringslivet!!”

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!”

Skrivekløe & Stand-in

Spisser pennen og skriver gjesteinnlegg til neste nr av Kapital, samt canadiske La Tribune – morro i sola! ☀️ De skal handle om hhv havgrundere og fremtidens smarte grønne havnebyer; bare å gi en lyd om du har spennende prosjekter og ting på gang som er verdt å få med 🌱💡💦 Vil også oppfordre alleContinue reading “Skrivekløe & Stand-in”

Featured in Lloyd’s List: Sustainability & Diversity

I spent an hour of the family Easter vacation amidst sunny & snowy Norwegian mountains talking to Lloyd’s List journalist Anastassios, and you can check out what we discussed here (if you have a subscription for Lloyd’s List Maritime Intelligence). So happy to see how maritime media is starting to increase the focus on diversityContinue reading “Featured in Lloyd’s List: Sustainability & Diversity”

100 Tools For Gender Equality: No. 4 – Visible Role Models

I’ve made a global list of more than 100 inspirational maritime women. How many inspirational women can you count within your organization? How many of these are visible internally? And how many of them are encouraged to engage and inspire outside of their own team, unit or organization? Let’s talk a bit about the importanceContinue reading “100 Tools For Gender Equality: No. 4 – Visible Role Models”

An Asset More Profitable Than Oil… #TEDtalk

Before introducing a really good TEDtalk; Did you know that Norway has made billions based on women’s participation in the labor market? Without the increase in female workers, Norway’s onshore GDP would have been 3.300 BNOK lower than it is today. The average onshore GDP growth in our country has been around 2% annually, andContinue reading “An Asset More Profitable Than Oil… #TEDtalk”

In TradeWinds: Making Fair Play Pay💰

About time that the industry’s leading newspaper #TradeWinds starts looking into the gender equality issues – I hope it continues! Super happy to share my thoughts on this important topic. What they didn’t include is that I also told the journalist that a global tool for the industry to explore, track and measure segments/companies’ currentContinue reading “In TradeWinds: Making Fair Play Pay💰”

100 Tools for Gender Equality: No.2 – Clear KPI targets

I’m super excited to hear what kind of specific gender equality targets and KPIs your company have in place! And are they linked to your bonus schemes? We measure leaders and organizations on pretty much everything these days. We link KPIs to areas that we perceive to be critical for our financial and operational performance,Continue reading “100 Tools for Gender Equality: No.2 – Clear KPI targets”

100 Tools for Gender Equality: No.1 – Mentoring

I have dedicated 2018 to promote gender equality in shipping, challenging the industry from within once again. In the coming months I have set a target for myself to find and share 100 examples/tools that any small or large company within our industry can use to join the #DiversityShip movement, and deliver on UN SustainableContinue reading “100 Tools for Gender Equality: No.1 – Mentoring”

Kvinner i et Klyngeperspektiv

Det er mye å feire for oss som er opptatt av å øke kvinneandelen i næringslivet og tilgangen på synlige rollemodeller. Men vi har fortsatt en lang vei å gå. Og da snakker jeg ikke om #MeToo, men om en langt bredere og viktigere diskusjon som vi må løfte frem, skape åpenhet rundt og agereContinue reading “Kvinner i et Klyngeperspektiv”

#Metoo & shipping / #WavesOfChange

As a number of industries are debating and sharing stories on sexual harassment, I have wondered when my industry will join the discussions. NOTE; This post is is written by me as a private person, and not linked to any of my formal roles. With more than 11 years in shipping, I have been positivelyContinue reading “#Metoo & shipping / #WavesOfChange”

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”

Mini-League meets Ivy’ League

Have you ever felt way out of your comfort zone? Did you ever try challenging or sharing your input with someone who completely outweigh your own experience and competence? Presenting something to them that they know 20 times better than you? That’s scary! A mini league player entering Ivy League. Scary is good. Fear causesContinue reading “Mini-League meets Ivy’ League”