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 på scenen!

Møt Oslos nye næringsbyråd, Marthe Scharning Lund, sammen med Raymond Johansen, Lan Nguyen Berg, innovative ledere fra bl.a Microsoft, Nordea og EY, spennende gründere som Javad Mushtaq, Kimberly Larsen, Heidi Aven og Tobias Bæch – og kvinnen som har tatt norske SHE Index til verdens nest største marked for å akselerere likestilling i indisk shipping; prisvinnende Sanjam Gupta.

Vi er stolte av å introdusere en rekke nyheter i forkant av årets Kvinnedag!

5 Mars kl.17-19 – Hovednyheter og lanseringer under State of the City 2019:

  • Rangering av Oslos posisjon og utvikling på viktige områder knyttet til innovasjon og verdiskaping, målt opp mot andre byer internasjonalt. Basert på et tungt internasjonalt datagrunnlag, gir rapporten et verdifullt innblikk i Oslos internasjonale posisjon og utvikling. I år følger også ekstra dybdeinnsikt i hvordan Oslo presterer innen to felt; veksten i grønn økonomi, og mangfold/inkludering.
  • Oslo Business Region har gleden av å lansere en verktøykasse for mangfoldsløft i næringslivet, med MAK, Seema, HunSpanderer og SHE Community. Fra 2019 stiller Oslo Business Region krav til alle samarbeidspartnere og Oslos næringsliv om å bidra inn mot et av disse verktøyene, eller tilsvarende initiativ som fremmer likestilling og mangfold
  • SHE Community, med globale partnere EY & Microsoft, lanserer SHE Index Global, med en av verdens mest mannsdominerte næringer (shipping) og 800 indiske selskaper som første pilot. Prosjektet støttes av indiske og norske myndigheter, UN Global Compact, Microsoft, EY og en rekke av verdens største shippingselskaper (bl.a. Maersk, CMA CGM og DP World i India). Samarbeidet med India har kommet igang gjennom Oslo Business Region
  • Lansering av Diversity & Inclusion Pledge for ledere og bedrifter, ved Javad Mushtaq i MAK
  • SHE Community lanserer SHE Index SMB & Startup edition, en indeks som måler og sammenlikner bedriftenes innsats på likestilling og mangfold. Indeksen er utarbeidet etter oppfordring fra Oslo Business Region

Mangfold, miljø og fremtidig konkurransekraft!

Hvorfor styrker vi satsningen på mangfold i næringslivet? Oslo Business Region og Miljøhovedstaden 2019 har valgt ut Europas største mangfoldskonferanse – SHE Conference 6.mars – som en av hovedarenaene for Miljøhovedstadens næringslivsprogram. Det er ikke tilfeldig. Mangfold og inkludering er en helt sentral premiss for å lykkes med å nå FNs Bærekraftsmål, og bidra til fremtidens Oslo med smarte, bærekraftige arbeidsplasser som styrker byens internasjonale konkurransekraft. 

Målsetningen bak nye initiativ og krav er økt oppmerksomhet, bredere og bedre datagrunnlag og raskere endringstakt for likestilling og mangfold i Oslos næringsliv. Ved å stille tydelige krav, bidrar vi også til å skape et større og bredere marked for Oslos gründere som utvikler verdifulle løsninger og innovasjon på et område hvor Oslo kan innta en internasjonalt ledende posisjon, og være europeisk mangfoldshovedstad. Vi ser på mangfold og likestilling som et felt hvor Oslo kan lede an i eksport av løsninger og samarbeid til et internasjonalt marked.

Intervjumuligheter:

  • Byrådsleder Raymond Johansen
  • Oslos nye næringsbyråd Marthe Scharning Lund
  • Miljø- og samferdselsbyråd Lan Marie Nguyen Berg
  • Microsofts EVP for Global Partner Network, Gavriela Schutzer (Global partner med SHE Index, ansvarlig for P&L av $6.5B og leder en global portefølje som influerer over $1 trillion omsetning i økosystemet) 
  • Nordea Head of Wealth Mgt & CEO Norway, Snorre Storset og Thina Saltvedt (lanseringen av Nordea 1 Global Gender Diversity Fund) 
  • Styreleder, SHE Community, Camilla Hagen Sørli (SHE Community)
  • MD of The Perkins Fund, Founder of Broadway Angels, Sonja Perkins (Investeringer i tech)
  • Managing Partner EY Norway, Christin Bøsterud (SHE Index)
  • Professor Tim Moonen, MD, The Business of Cities (Oslos globale posisjon og rangering)
  • Javad Mushtaq, gründer – MAK (Diversity & Inclusion Pledge)
  • Sanjam Gupta, indisk shippingdirektør, likestillingsgrunder & pådriver av SHE Index India
  • Birgit M. Liodden, Director of Sustainability, Ocean & Comm., Oslo Business Region (Miljøhovedstadens næringsprogram og nye mangfoldstiltak)
  • Heidi Aven, gründer – SHE Community
  • Kimberly Larsen, gründer – Time to Riot
  • Tobias Bæch, gründer – Bakken & Bæch

Oslo Business Region, Miljøhovedstaden & partnere inviterer til ytterligere én viktig lanseringsarena kommende uke SHE Conference – Equality Matters (6 mars).

SHE satser modig, og bygger Europas største mangfoldskonferanse, som er valgt ut som en hovedarena for næringslivsprogrammet til Miljøhovedstaden 2019, med Gro Harlem Brundtland, Siv Jensen og Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Elisabeth Grieg og ca 70 ledere & eksperter på programmet. 

Under konferansen organiserer Oslo Business Region og Miljøhovedstaden en parallelsesjon om Partnerskap for Mangfold & Inkludering, sammen med et bredt antall samarbeidspartnere fra Oslos næringsliv; Polyteknisk Forening, MAK, Næring for Klima, Maritime Oslo, WISTA Norway, Professional Women’s Network, m.fl.

Pressekontakter:

Birgit M. Liodden, Kommunikasjonsdirektør, Oslo Business Region: tlf. 951 71 389 birgit@oslobusinessregion.no

Marianna Wachelke, Komm.koordinator, Oslo Business Region: tlf. 906 21 687 mari@oslobusinessregion.no

Ninja Sandemose, Pressekontakt Byråd for næring og eierskap: tlf. 907 957 60 ninja.sandemose@byr.oslo.no

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 importance of visible role models!

Elisabeth Grieg

For women joining shipping some 20-30 years ago, there were few female role models. Fortunately, this has improved over the past decade, and will continue to do so; but the number of visible women across the industry is still far too low. I’d really like to see a cultural change in shipping where we proactively seek to promote female role models to a much bigger extent than we currently do.

When I speak with students, youth and younger industry colleagues it’s very clear that we still need so many more role models for those to gain inspiration from. 50+ white males still dominate the picture most people have of shipping. In other words; our industry still looks very homogeneous from the outside, and this reduces our attractiveness not only among females, but also among other groups who don’t identify themselves with our external stereotypic image.

Sanjam Gupta

You could definitely claim that this is up to the women themselves, and that not everyone feels comfortable with attention and visibility. But quite often people don’t consider themselves role models- and fail to realize their own potential impact in inspiring others. And for most, it’s easier to be vocal and visible if you see support and interest from your employer and/or colleagues.

Suha Obaid

So in this case, I think that the lack of visible female role models is so important for shipping, both for the current and next generations, that we should all – any individual, leader and company – nudge maritime women to take up more space and share their knowledge, experiences and drive.

Karin Orsel

Anyone can be a good role model I this context, you don’t need to be a CXO with massive amounts of power. It might just as well someone junior, who is super engaged in their field and able to translate nerdiness into interesting insights. Or someone who’s a female first in their role or field.

Birgitte Vartdal

Today I’d like to challenge you specifically; if you’re an industry female reading this post, think of how you can contribute either within or outside of your own organization. And if you’re a male industry colleague, I’m certain that you know someone in scope. Nudge them, and look into which efforts your company have in place.

Rebekka Glasser Herlofsson

Within every company, every professional field, every segment of our industry, age group and hub there should be visible, inspirational and inclusive leaders to inspire young female talents through their studies and first junior roles, and eventually onwards as they aspire for new challenges – cracking glass ceilings, walls and conquering the infamous glass cliffs.

Here are some of the women that I have gained inspiration from over the years, listed in random order. As you can see there are plenty to pick from:

  • Elisabeth Grieg, G2 Ocean
  • Irene Waage Basili, Shearwater
  • Rikke Lind, Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue
  • Nina Jensen, REV
  • Sanjam Sahi Gupta & Sumi Sahi, Sitara Shipping
  • Karin Orsel, MF Group
  • Birgithe Vartdal, Golden Ocean
  • Capt Radhika Menon
  • Marte Lamp Sandvik, Pareto
  • Christine Spiten, Blueye
  • Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Tototheo Group
  • Kirsi Tikka, ABS
  • Trude Husebø, Skuld
  • Cathrine Fosse, Western Bulk
  • Victoria Kostic-Nola, Frontica
  • Sofia Fürstenberg, Nor-Shipping
  • Elin Barstad, StormGeo
  • Danae Bezantakou, Navigator Shipping Consultants
  • Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping Alliance
  • Astrid Sonneveld, GoodShipping
  • Isabel Welten, GoodShipping
  • Cristina Santa Maria, DNV GL Singapore
  • Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, Ocean Tech
  • Eli Vassenden, Grieg Star
  • Julie Lithgow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
  • Sur Terpilowski, Maritime UK
  • Helle Hammer, CEFOR
  • Jenny Braat, Danish Maritime
  • Caroline F. Tiedemand, Eastern Bulk
  • K D Adamson, Futurenautic
  • Maria Belen Espineira, IT&L Legal Consultants
  • May Jensen, CSL Group
  • Sylvia Boer, Damen Group
  • Jeanne Grasso, BlankRome
  • Christine Rødsæther, SVW
  • Joan Nuijten Mueller, Multraship
  • Parker Harrison, Crowley
  • Caitlyn Hardy, Holland America Group
  • Katerina Stathopoulou, Investment & Finance
  • Rose Damen, Damen Group
  • Maria Andersson, DNV GL
  • Yngvil Asheim, BW
  • Namrata Joshi, NYK India
  • Katerina Stanzel, Intertanko
  • Maria Bruun Skipper, Danish Shipowners Association
  • Cathrine Marti, Ulstein Group
  • Naa Densua Aryeetey, Ghana Shippers’ Authority
  • Wenche Nistad, GIEK
  • Wiebke Schuett, Wallem Group Europe
  • Maria Mavroudi, Seascope Hellas
  • Dorothea Ioannou, American P&I Club
  • Sofia Coppola, Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani
  • Carolina Villa, Ship & Crew Services
  • Valeria Novella, Novella Tankers
  • Gunvor Ulstein, Ulstein Group
  • Karen Waltham, Spinnaker
  • Teresa Peacock, Spinnaker
  • Suzanne Paquin, NEAS
  • Bridget Hogan, The Nautical Institute
  • Jane McIver, BC Shipping News
  • Kjersti Kleven, Kleven Maritime
  • Anne Jorunn Møkster, Simon Møkster Shipping
  • Rebekka Glasser Herlofsson, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean
  • Carleen Lyden Walker, NAMEPA
  • Katia Christoforou, Marin Shipmangement
  • Christina Liviakis Gianopulos, American Ship Repair
  • Shehara Jeyawardana, McLarens Group
  • Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Total Marine Solutions
  • Pia Berglund, Swedish Shipowners Association
  • Janne Kvernland, Nordea Markets
  • Cathrine Fosse, Western Bulk
  • Kathleen Haines, Heidmar
  • Jasamin Fichte, Fichte Legal
  • Olufunmulayo Folorunso, African Shipowners Association
  • Cathy Metcalf, Chamber of Shipping of America
  • Ingrid Due-Gundersen, Höegh Autoliners
  • Cajsa Fransson, Swedish Maritime Authority
  • Hege Skryseth, Kongsberg Digital
  • Synnøve Seglem, Knutsen OAS
  • Anne Marthine Rustad, SINTEF
  • Gina Lee-Wan, Allen & Gledhill
  • Lyndsay Malen-Habib, Resolve Marine Group
  • Sabrina Chao, Wah Kwong Shipping
  • Suha Obaid, Folk Shipping
  • Lena Göthberg, Shipping Podcast
  • Kate Ware, Maritime & Coastguard Agency
  • Oritsematosan Edodo-Emore
  • Beng Tee Than, MPA Singapore
  • Kine Nordheim, Next Digital
  • Thina Saltvedt, Nordea
  • Angeliki Frangou, Navios
  • Catherine Hall, Shell
  • Benedicte Gude, Wilh. Wilhelmsen
  • Magdalene Chew, Asia Legal LLC
  • Xue Hua, Weichai Singapore
  • Sigrid Boman-Larsen, Fearnleys
  • Nancy Drakou, Clarksons
  • Pia Meling, Wilhelmsen Ships Service
  • Paulina Lepistö, Höegh Autoliners
  • Carol Howle, BP
  • Caitlin Hardy
  • Jillian Tobias
  • Kimberly Karlshoej
  • Nuvara Uslu Erdonmez
  • Sadan Kaptangolu
  • Yasmina Rauber
  • Maria Angelicoussi, Angelicoussis Group
  • Consuelo Rivero, Ership
  • Athina (Nounou) Martinou, Thenamaris
  • Ingvild Sæther, Teekay Offshore
  • Liv Hege Dyrnes, Thorvald Klaveness
  • Stine Mundal, DNV GL Hamburg
  • Mari Bygstad, Frontline
  • Siv Katrin Remøy, TTS
  • Marianne Aamodt, Clarksons Platou
  • Else Ingebrigtsen, North Edge
  • Siri Anne Mjåtvedt, Odfjell Tankers
  • Anna Larsson, Wallenius Wilhelmsen
  • Bridger Hogan, The Nautical Institute
  • Suzanne Paquin, NEAS
  • Jane McIver, BC Shipping News
  • Namrata Nadkarni, IHS Fairplay
  • Nicola Good, IHS Fairplay
  • Jane Porter
  • Sandra Speares
  • Helen Kelly, Informa
  • Tanya Blake, Safety at Sea
  • Lucy Budd, Seaways/Nautical Institute
  • Audrey Dolhen, CMA CGM
  • Inger Klein Thorhauge, Cunard
  • Nicole Langosch, AIDA
  • Serena Melani, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Kate McCue, Celebrity Cruises
  • Nathaly Albán, Celebrity Cruises
  • Pinky Zungu, Durban Harbour
  • Cleopatra Doumbi-Henry, World Maritime University
  • Sigrid Teig
  • Kristin Eckhoff, EBC
  • Helen Riley, Lorentzen & Stemoco

And so so many more….

Now, let’s work together to make sure this list of visible role models grows exponentially during the coming years! And please share your input with me – which of your female role models are missing from the list..?!

Enjoy your weekend // Birgit

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 Sustainable Development Goal No.5. If you have a good tool or would like to praise your employer for an initiative, please share it and I’ll include and spread it 😃

The first tool, which is completely free of charge to implement, and extremely efficient, is mentoring. I think every leader in shipping should take on a “pay it forward” attitude, and volunteer to mentor a young talent. And as there are fewer girls still, and some additional obstacles, you would be wise to mentor a female. And to add an extra perspective, see if you can contribute towards a female with a different cultural background than yourself..

Did you know that WISTA Norway has developed a really good female mentoring program together with YoungShip? It can and should be reused in other countries!

I have been mentoring students and other industry colleagues for the past 8 years (mostly girls of non-Norwegian backgrounds) and I’d claim that I’ve gained just as much inspiration, knowledge and insights from them as they did from me.

Also, I’ve had a number of male and female mentors myself, and absolutely sure that I wouldn’t have enjoyed such an exciting career without them and their wise words. Forever grateful for the time that leaders like Roberto and Elisabeth have spared in their hectic daily lives..

Sunu, whom I mentored during her masters degree, and whom I still keep in touch with, is one of them. An amazing and hard-working talent from India, who you can learn more about in this article from Klaveness. They took her on as intern, before she went to DNV GL. Today she is working for Opera Software, which is great for them, but a loss of talent from a shipping perspective (as she wrote a brilliant thesis on responsible ship recycling..)

#WomenWhoMoveTheWorld #WISTA #WomenInShipping

Norway: Agenda for action towards 2030 #UN #SDGs

Shipowner and sustainability driving force Elisabeth Grieg mentioned Nor-Shipping and our Young Entrepreneur Award 2015 winner Boyan Slat and his Ocean Cleanup on the panel, during the Norwegian launch of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In front of 200+ Norwegian top executives who will drive the change within business across all industries, Grieg states that business (and shipping!) is picking up pace on sustainability focus and creating profit, especially through the 3-4 past years.
Walk the talk and ensuring focus from the boards and top execitives is key! From Nor-Shipping we will do what we can to connect, challenge and inspire the industry to join forces and work as #CatalystForChange #DisruptiveSustainability #SDGLead

Among our range of initiatives is the MoU with SAMSA / South Africa, which highlights innovation, technology and other commercial areas – but also sustainability, diversity and the next generation. 

Follow: @theglobalgoals @globalcompact @motorimagen @rederiforbundet @dnvgl @kongsbergasa @bjornkhaugland

Young Entrepreneur Award – topptung jury!

På vegne av YoungShip har jeg ansvaret for å invitere toppledere med en internasjonal profil til å delta i dommerpanelet for vår nye pris, Young Entrepreneur Award 2012.

Nå er vi så utrolig heldige at både Elisabeth Grieg (eier og styreleder i Grieg Star-gruppen), Andreas Sohmen-Pao (CEO i BW Group) og Peter Hinchliffe (generalsekretær i International Chamber of Shipping) har takket ja til å delta. Resten av juryen publiseres snarlig.

Peter-Hinchliffe-2-small-e1356012896604-286x300                   ElisabethGrieg                      Sohmen-Pao

Prisen arrangeres og deles ut i samarbeid med Nor-Shipping, under deres åpningskonferanse, og skal deles ut til unge gründere i bransjen. Hvis du kjenner noen som er gründer i maritim næring, under 40 og oppfyller våre øvrige kriterier, send kandidatene til youngentrepreneur@youngship.com. Vinneren får evaluering og møte med BW Venture, samt en gratis display-plass oppe i Nor-Shippings Venture Park.

Husk å melde inn nominasjoner!!

Birgit

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