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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: How Inclusive are your Workplace DEIB Initiatives? Common Mistakes to Avoid in 2023

January 25, 2023 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CET

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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signal the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team.

This series is designed by Diversify to centre Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. We look forward to seeing you!

In our first D&I session for 2023, our speakers, Chisom Udeze, 3x Founder, Economist and DEI Strategist, Dr. Poornima Luthra, Author, Educator and DEI Expert, and Astrid Sundberg, Director DEI at Oda, will explore how inclusive are workplace DEIB initiatives, learnings from 2022 and the common mistakes to avoid in 2023.

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This event is FREE to attend. Please register below to receive the zoom link.

Chisom Udeze (She/Her)

Chisom is an Economist, Organizational Design and DEI Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 13 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is a data enthusiast and analytical. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify, Chisom works with companies, governments and civil society to facilitate measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In 2020, mid-pandemic, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women. HerSpace also launched a Women in Tech incubator in September 2022, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders.

Chisom is a thought-leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She is an entrepreneur at heart and committed to life-long learning. She enjoys playing tennis, reading, binge-watching TV shows and cooking.

Astrid Sundberg (She/Her)
Astrid Sundberg has 20 years’ experience as a Director and C-level Leader, specialising in the Startup and Scale-up climate. With a background in Tech, Consultancy, Sales, Retail and Recruitment, she’s a champion for change who delivers results.  Specialising in Diverse and inclusive Leadership Strategies, Astrid’s an advocate for building equitable and inclusive workplace eco-systems. In her current role at Online Grocery Retailer Oda, she’s curated a first ever DEIB Training programme called ‘All-Inclusive.’ Astrid has a strong track record for driving organizational change and transformation, alongside fervent support for Inclusive Leadership, and Workplace Wellbeing. She recently joined NGO Humans for Humans as a Board Advisor and dedicates her spare time to  mentoring women and mental health advocacy.

Dr. Poornima Luthra (She/Her)

Dr. Poornima Luthra is the author of ‘Diversifying Diversity: Your guide to being an active ally of inclusion in the workplace’ and ‘The Art of Active Allyship’, the author of the HBR articles ‘Do your global teams see DEI as an American issue?’ and ‘7 ways to practice active allyship’. To learn more about Dr. Poornima’s book, visit www.artofactiveallyship.com

She is the founder and CEO of TalentED Consultancy ApS as well as Associate Professor at the Copenhagen Business School. Poornima has spent the last fifteen years researching and teaching university courses in the field of talent management, with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion. Poornima’s work in DEI focuses on expanding the dimensions of diversity we address with an emphasis on intersectionality, empowering individuals to be active allies of inclusion and enabling inclusive leadership. Poornima is the recipient of the Professional Women of Colour Denmark 2021 Impact award, and a finalist in the Trailblazer category of the 2022 Nordic Blaze Inclusion Awards.

Poornima has worked with numerous Danish and International clients/ partners that include Carlsberg; Carlsberg Foundation; Reckitt; Novo Nordisk; Accenture; Amazon Web Services; Google; KPMG Nordics; Danske Bank; Medicines sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders); McCormick APZ; McCormick UK; SimCorp; Visma; American Embassy Copenhagen; FedEx; Total; Telia; Maersk Tankers; IKEA Retail (Ingka Group), Kromann Reumert.


January 25, 2023
13:00 - 15:00 CET
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Strandgata 19
Oslo, Oslo 0152 Norway
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