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 […]

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 – […]

Oslo & Norge: Verdens Beste Destinasjon for Havromsgründere

Tanker om havrom, bærekraft og entreprenørskap – og Norges fremtid Næringsministeren la denne uka frem tall som viser at havnæringene bidrar med 500 milliarder fra havet, om lag en fjerdedel av norsk verdiskapning fra næringslivet. Regjeringen konkurrerer nå med opposisjonen om å være mest havnæringsvennlig. Store deler av dagens verdiskapning kommer fra petroleumssektoren. En bransje […]

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 jeg […]

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 a […]

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 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, and […]

100 Tools for Gender Equality: No.3 – Networks & WISTA

How do you facilitate talent or diversity groups within your company or local shipping community? Too small to do anything internally, or is it too time consuming in a period where resources are strained? Well, have your company partnered up with WISTA? Are your female executives members? Have you realized how much could be gained […]

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. […]

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 of […]

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, […]

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 agere […]

Amazon moving into shipping

Last week I drafted some input for Maritime CEO, preparing an interview focused on thoughts towards 2017. Today I discovered that one of my predictions actually just happened(!): “This is a business world entering into a stormy sea of shared economy, digital technology and where global non-shipping tech mastodons such as Amazon and Google may enter […]

Brand New: Is culture shipping´s toughest challenge? #FuturenautInterview

Featured as the first female Futurenaut yet, I was thrilled to get the chance to talk about some of my key focus areas and passions for the newest issue of the quarterly magazine Futurenautics. This edition is called the Culture, Brand & Diversity issue. Editor Kate Adamson introduces the issue by throwing in some key concerns and […]