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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Countdown: Posidonia! #MissionToSeafarers

We are counting down for plenty of good networking with great industry friends & colleagues in Greece for the Posidonia Events next week, and hope to see many of you there! There are strong contrasts when the global shipping elite meets in Greece to do business, and at the same time we’re just extremely aware of […]

Featured in Seatrade magazine Q4 2014 // Young Entrepreneur Award 2015

Last September I met Seatrade magazine´s editor Bob Jaques for a lunch interview in London, related to my work with YoungShip and the Young Entrepreneur Award. This top-notch award will be handed out at Nor-Shipping 2015 for the second time during the official Nor-Shipping Opening Conference  Tuesday 2 June… The award promotes and honours young maritime […]

Ungt Entreprenørskap “Leder for en dag”; Oppsummering

Dette kan anbefales! Har tilbrakt dagen med Sofie som går 3. år på VGS, og som har vært med meg på en helt vanlig og variert dag på jobb. Hun hadde gjort research før hun kom og ga et veldig bra inntrykk. Jeg er orntli´ imponert! Positiv og hyggelig, og med reflekterte og modne holdninger til jobbinnstilling, grunnverdier og […]

Leder for en dag; Kompetanse for fremtiden

Alle vi som er engasjert i norsk næringsliv og et konkurransedyktig A/S Norge er enige om at kompetanse er viktig. Vi trenger flere som vil utdanne seg til ingeniører, fagarbeidere og for vår del; til en maritim karriere. Og da må vi aktivt ta ansvar, bidra til å vise frem spennende muligheter og engasjerende rollemodeller. […]

Update from our Women for Women Int. fundraising on 8 March; WOOWWWWW!!!

Who´d have thought 1,5 month ago, starting from scratch with the 8 March planning, that we´d manage to raise some 50.000 NOK for future female business women? Starting to work on our little idea, brought to the table by Susan Clark (of Nordisk Skibsrederforening), we decided to make Saturday 8 March matter this year. To […]

Beyond borders – greeting from Ghana!

Really motivational to read the below message on the Women´s Day yesterday 🙂 When blogging from various locations, though mostly from Norway, I don´t always think about how far a simple post can travel these days. I really enjoy that my readers are widely spread through all continents, and Rekia´s message was a nice reminder […]

8 March: Can one person change the world?

Saturday two weeks from now, we have initiated a somewhat untraditional event (in Norwegian context, that is..). The International Women’s Day is coming up, and as us girls have a quite good (understatement alert..) life here in the north, we decided that the best way of celebrating it, is to expand our focus and put […]

In praise of efficiency; Article published in Lloyd´s List (20 December 2013)

While I was in Argentina, I received a request from Richard Meade, the editor of world-leading shipping paper Lloyd´s List. As the world´s oldest newspaper(!), printed for 279 years, they have taken the brave and modern choice to quit publishing their papers in print, and rather go for the all-digital version (which can still easily […]

Rotterdam update; WISTA Lunch seminar at EuroPort 2013

Today I visited one of the 4 biggest maritime trade fairs in Europe, the EuroPort in Rotterdam. WISTA Netherlands organised a lunch seminar with participants from all corners of Europe, where I gave a speech covering the topics of our industry´s attractiveness ref. to young professionals, and it´s importance when working on resolving our key global challenges […]

H for hospitality! Travel letter from Italy :-)

I recently came back from some wonderful days at the Italian riviera. Purpose of the trip was launch of our 15th branch, YoungShip Italy, as I´ve written about in a previous post. Since I gotta bring my little son for travels, I try to make sure the trips are not ending up as stressful and […]