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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Transformational and Authentic Leadership.

June 23, 2021 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CEST

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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!

Transformational and Authentic Leadership.

Workplaces across the world have expressed a new or renewed commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), along with increasing awareness about the importance of DEIB from a moral and business standpoint. Many companies are now creating and hiring new roles within DEIB, reevaluating their DEIB strategies and vision, rebranding their websites and communication channels, and are more vocal about their DEIB initiatives. These are all welcomed steps towards creating an inclusive workplace where people feel safe, respected, seen, heard and empowered to sit at the table and voice their opinions.

Nonetheless, in order to create an environment with meaningful, actionable and measurable impact on the DEIB initiative, leaders need to do more, and BE more. Who should be a leader? And what do we expect of them?

Join this session to learn more and engage with our brilliant panelists.


Adebayo Onafuwa

With a Master’s Degree in HR and 15 years of industry experience, Adebayo’s passion for fairness and transparency inspired him to help organisations build a more inclusive workforce, starting with their recruitment and onboarding processes. Adebayo truly believes that diversity adds value and with this in mind, he has created a platform called Diversity Tomorrow Today to engage corporate leaders and help them gain access to experts, consultants, mentors, role models, training and resources within diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging that will help improve and sustain diversity within their workforce, while celebrating the efforts of diversity champions and platforms to help them gain more visibility and create deeper impact. Adebayo’s challenging question to decision makers is simply – “What are you doing today, differently from yesterday, that is inspiring a more inclusive workforce for tomorrow?”.

Chisom Udeze

Chisom is an Economist and entrepreneur who holds multiple undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She is Nigerian and has lived and worked in six countries across three continents. In addition to actively building and driving growth at her companies, Chisom works as a consultant for intergovernmental organizations and SMEs across industry sectors. She is highly skilled in areas such as strategy, research, project design and execution, data analysis, and monetization. She is a fearless advocate for diversity, opportunity, and inclusion across social, economic, political, and professional lines. She believes in accountability and actionable processes, and that our words have no value if our actions contradict them.

Kevin Reeder
Kevin Reeder is passionate about social sustainability, helping people to manage stress/anxiety and avoid burnout at home and at work. He is MindTrainer & Founder at MindLAB Oslo, a mental training studio that helps organizations and companies to develop awareness, EQ, resilience, sustainable culture and wellbeing.
Kevin is a certified Mindfulness instructor, coach & facilitator with more than 15 years experience of leading wellbeing & mindfulness workshops, groups and retreats. He also has a long career track as corporate storyteller, including as Storytelling Consultant for Sustainability Hub Norway (S-HUB) Hub Norway.


Hyacinth Walters-Olsen

Hyacinth is a talented leader who is passionate about developing people. She helps businesses grow by focussing on developing their most valued asset, their people. She does so by using her wisdom and insights gained from her 20+ years in senior management positions to empower individuals to explore possibilities, activate purpose and maximise their potential. Her personality is warm and friendly, she is often open and vulnerable, frank and direct. She has a way to bring calmness in the midst of uncertainty and she exudes authenticity. Hyacinth is the CEO and Founder of YUD Consult, a JourneyLIFE Certified Purpose Mentor, a PWN Global 100 Mentor, and a Mentor for HerSpace & Diversify

The Diversify and HerSpace teams have titled Hyacinth the world’s most engaging and professional moderator. Join a session to find our why!


June 23, 2021
13:00 - 15:00 CEST
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Oslo, Oslo 0152 Norway
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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace


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