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Leading with an Anti-Racist Lens: Bias, Discrimination & Racism in the Workplace and Society
August 23 @ 17:30 - 19:30 CEST
Join us for a discussion on Leading with an Anti-Racist Lens: Bias, Discrimination & Racism in the Workplace and Society on August 23 at 17.30 CEST.
Our speakers are Chisom Udeze, DEIBJ Strategist & Founder of Diversify and HerSpace, Hatem Ben Mansour, Director of the Norwegian Center against Racism/Antirasistisk Senter, Samra Akhtar, State Secretary to Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion and Einar Wilhelmsen, Vice Mayor of Finance for the City of Oslo.
This event is open to all. It is a hybrid event so you can join us in-person or digitally. The link to join us online will be sent to you on registration. The in-person location is: HerSpace, Strandgata 19, 0152 Oslo.
It is free to attend! Tickets available on a first come first served basis so book your spot now! Snacks and light refreshments included.
Hatem Ben Mansur (He/Him) | Director of the Norwegian Center against Racism/Antirasistisk Senter
Ben Mansour has a law-degree from the University of Oslo, specialized in the field of International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and International Refugee Law. He has broad experience in Human Rights Law and anti-racist work as board-member, professional and essayist.
Chisom Udeze (She/Her) | DEIB Strategist, Economist, Founder of Diversify and HerSpace
Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. 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 and worked 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 and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.
In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders.
Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.
Samra Akhtar (She/Her) | State Secretary to Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
Samra Akhtar was born and raised in Oslo and has worked in the Union of Employees in Commerce and Offices (Norwegian: Handel og Kontor i Norge) (HK).
Samra Akhtar became State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion on 17 March 2023.
Einar Wilhelmsen (He/Him) | Vice Mayor of Finance for the City of Oslo
Einar Wilhelmsen is the Vice Mayor of Finance for the City of Oslo. He has held the position since October 23, 2019. Prior to this role, Wilhelmsen served as the leader of Oslo MDG (Green Party), he worked as an expert in renewable energy at Zero Emissions Resource Organization (ZERO) and at The Research Council of Norway. Previously, Wilhelmsen held the position as political secretary for the former Vice Mayor of Finance, Robert Steen. He was also part of MDG’s negotiating delegation that established the political platform of Oslo’s current City Council.
- Antirasistisk Senter