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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where the apple falls…

I didn’t orchestrate this – my little guy picked this book out of the shelf all by himself. Amidst all the colorful children’s books, he apparently thought 19 months was a good age to start learning about ships 😋 Way to go!! Monday morning and a proud mom laughing! Might be he’s already damaged by […]

SXSW: the extensive guide to the digital future – ignored by shipping…

Do you know how data science can help avoid the next recession? Or that by 2020 Samsung vows to connect everything they make to the internet? By then its estimated that more than 35 billion(!) devices will be connected! Following my first days in Austin for leading tech festival SXSW, I will take you through […]

At the helm: 3rd generation reflections

Four years ago I started preparing for stepping into my father’s shoes. He chaired the family’s 3 small real-estate companies, and had just been told that he wouldn’t get much older, as he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I was 29, heavily occupied with my own company in a completely different industry, and suddenly felt the weight […]

Shipping & the international career markets – my reflections

I spent today at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, where a great crowd of maritime students gathered for the annual Sjölog, 2 whole days of career fair and inspirational seminars. This year´s topic was the career markets – doomed by many Swedes. Luckily, our business is a global one. From my perspective, I truly […]

SCREW Business as Usual!

      Just have to share my speakers´ gift with you, and a couple of pictures. Seems Lena & the organisers had been inspired by one of my previous presentations when chosing gifts for their World Maritime Day speakers 😉 The Swedish WISTA Leadership Award “Kompassrosen” was also published during the conference, and with […]