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!”

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…”

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!!”

Water Lovers! Ocean Friendly Sunscreen❤️

Love the beach but don’t want to screw up the ocean ecosystem? Check this out! No more messing up coral reefs & seabed with chemicals from your sun lotion. I just spoke about sustainable shipping at the Passion For Ocean lecture festival, and discovered something that will enable me to enjoy the beach with aContinue reading “Water Lovers! Ocean Friendly Sunscreen❤️”

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”

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💰”

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 (!)”

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”

When work equals passion!

To me, nothing is more rewarding than being able to work on a variety of progressive and innovative projects that corresponds with my personal values and beliefs. Experiencing that in my own small ways, I contribute towards something good. It adds purpose to life 😃   Getting paid doing what I’m passionate about, makes me feelContinue reading “When work equals passion!”

Diversity – Beyond gender!

A tribute to Sunu, Rani and Iman: Growing up in Norway, my path to independence and creating a safe, healthy life for myself and even with an challenging, exciting career to top it off, is like running a marathon but starting 1km before the finish line, while most of the others have to run theContinue reading “Diversity – Beyond gender!”

Thoughts on Talents & Growth

Today the digital Norwegian business magazine E24.no presented its annual ranking of Top 100 young leadership talents, from the entire span of industries. Good representation from our industry, with TeamTankers’ brilliant CFO Andreas Reklev awarded Finance Ace of the year. A huge thank you to Christoffer for nominating me this year! I was (positively) shockedContinue reading “Thoughts on Talents & Growth”

When a personal crisis hits you – how do you handle it as a leader?

This is something I reflected a bit on earlier today, as I´ve experienced many different leaders throughout my 16 years of working in various fields and roles. The personal situation of a leader will affect the organisation and co-workers one way or the other, so what is the best approach? The traditional way, of course, isContinue reading “When a personal crisis hits you – how do you handle it as a leader?”

Et forbilde på verdens syv hav

Originally posted on Samfunnsansvar er GoodBusiness:
Fra tid til annen møter man mennesker som i kraft av sine visjoner, engasjement og prinsipper imponerer og inspirerer. Jeg hadde et slikt møte i går. Elisabeth Grieg, styreleder av Grieg Shipping Group og tidligere president i Rederiforbundet er et slikt menneske. Vi møttes i går for en samtale…