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!!”

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 inclusiveContinue reading “MeToo, inclusion & freedom of speech”

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”

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”

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 (!)”

Seychelles & African Shipowners Summit

Hoping to see many industry friends from across the African continent as I’ll be attending the African Shipowners Association’s summit in the Seychelles! Excited to explore the current developments in energy & ocean industries across the many coastal countries. Thank you for the invite Funmi & co, can’t wait! And hoping to see many ofContinue reading “Seychelles & African Shipowners Summit”

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”

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”

We need to talk about female seafarers #DiversityShip

For years I’ve been utterly curious about something; why don’t we succeed in recruiting and retaining more female seafarers onboard the world’s ships?  At several seminars and conferences I’ve attended both in Europe, U.S. and Asia, I’ve listened to numerous discussions on how hard this is. And heard companies sharing their experiences and explaining howContinue reading “We need to talk about female seafarers #DiversityShip”

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 statesContinue reading “Norway: Agenda for action towards 2030 #UN #SDGs”

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 byContinue reading “Where the apple falls…”

From Sunny Oslo to Singapore

   On my way to Singapore for the Norwegian Asian Business Summit, and 3 hectic days with insights and business meetings, before I’m back in Oslo Friday morning. Staying with good friends from Wilhelmsen (Ingrid & Kibo), I’m really looking forward to the next few days!     Last trip to Singapore I spoke at theContinue reading “From Sunny Oslo to Singapore”

#TheNewBlue – Ocean industries meet the digital age!

This morning is spent at the prestigeous Bristol hotel in Oslo, where more than 200 top executives from Norwegian & international shipping are gathered to hear the latest perspectives from leading industry voices at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association’s annual conference. This blog post will be updated frequently today. Equipping prominent shipowners and senior power playersContinue reading “#TheNewBlue – Ocean industries meet the digital age!”

Voices of the World

Amazing to see how an unknown writer of a small blog can actually reach out across the world… A tiny example to demonstrate how social media and a connected world changes us radically. As consumers, 90% of everything we eat, use, buy and enjoy is transported by ships. The cheapest and most environmental friendly modeContinue reading “Voices of the World”