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Sharing the Power: Measurable practices to amplify DEIB initiatives.

May 18, 2022 @ 12:00 - 13:30 CEST

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Blaze Inclusion Awards presents:

Sharing the Power: Measurable practices to amplify DEIB initiatives.

Panel Discussion #3


How can we ‘share the power’ to ensure that diverse voices, and particularly voices of people of minority and marginalised groups are heard and amplified? How can DEIB initiatives be measured to ensure lasting, conscious and positive impact? Moreover, how can DEIB initiatives further create an enabling environment that bridges the inequality and inequity gap across intersections?

The previous panel discussion (in March) explored ‘Including diverse voices in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging process’. To build on this discussion, it is important to assess the next steps – how exactly can we include diverse voices? How do we get them in the rooms where decisions are made, and how can we ensure that DEIB initiatives are conscious and inclusive?

During this event, we will speak with five DEIB practitioners who represent each of the participating countries.

More information on the panelists coming soon. 

In the meantime, register your participation below.

The Blaze Inclusion Awards are an initiative by Diversify, and co-produced by HerSpace and The Annual.

The Blaze Inclusion Awards celebrate and illuminate the trailblazers – individuals and organizations – who actively and passionately uplift Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives in their workspaces, communities and society overall. With a focus on the Nordic region, the Blaze Awards highlight the champions in each country and finally give recognition to the outstanding individuals and organisations whose practices within the DEIB agenda shine beyond borders.

We are currently preparing for the National Voting phase of the Blaze Inclusion Awards! 

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Finland: Kamilla Sultanova

Kamilla is a bridge-builder, public speaker and diversity and inclusion expert, mother and mentor based in Helsinki, Finland.

Previously Kamilla has held a successful career in corporate sales in Scandinavian shipping companies including Maersk Line, where she combined her advocacy roles in European women’s lobby and local Danish and Finnish NGO to support access to job market for immigrants and international talents. Combining her business and non-profit expertise from Global Dignity NGO, Kamilla speaks to and trains executives, students and educators on benefits of diverse teams in organizational innovation and growth for small and large, public and private employers.

Kamilla was born in Karshi, Uzbekistan. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Corporate Communication from Aarhus University in Denmark.

Denmark: Helene Aagaard

Helene Aagaard likes to introduce herself as someone’s daughter, mentor, mother, mentee, and friend. She is also a feminist, social liberal, regular Roskilde festival guest, avid book reader, travel maniac, and a great fan of Burgundy and Brunello wines. She is a passionate leader with 10+ years of experience in strategy, communication, organizational development, CSR, and stakeholder management. Specialized in politics, strategic communication, and management in companies working across sectors and with different stakeholders. She has solid experience in navigating complex stakeholder landscapes, changing ownership structures as well as profound industrial changes.

Iceland: Charlotte Biering

Charlotte Biering is Marel’s first D&I Specialist, based in Iceland but operating across 30+ countries. She brings a multidisciplinary and intersectional approach to her work, drawing from her experiences working across multiple industries and cultures. She spent several years working in international development, disaster response, gender equality and social justice, for organizations such as the Red Cross Climate Center, ActionAid and UN Global Compact, before moving into management consultancy, supporting energy companies in improving their societal and environmental impact.

In 2015, she made D&I the sole focus of her career, first working within male-dominated corporate finance and subsequently co-leading EY’s Women. Fast forward platform.

She is working to develop a culture of inclusion at Marel through education and initiatives; by applying a D&I lens to policies, processes and projects and equipping employees with the tools to be more inclusive.

Norway: Nicolaj Møller Jensen

Nicolaj is the CEO of Vi er OSS, an enterprise that works with active correction of prejudices and underrepresentation.

He has experience from social entrepreneurship, non-profit work in southern Africa and as a diversity advisor for public and private businesses. Recently, he has been part of a team working with the Norwegian Directorate of Health’s report about the health situation of immigrants and their media habits during the pandemic.

Nicolaj has Danish parents but was born and raised in Norway. He holds a master’s degree in equality and diversity from NTNU, Trondheim

Sweden: Nicole Kavander

Nicole Kavander is the managing partner and co-founder of All of Us with a background as a business director and strategist at agencies in London and Stockholm. A proven track record having worked with brands including McDonald’s, H&M, HSBC, Libresse, Nissan, and Samsung. Today, she works as a D&I consultant, public speaker, and Course Director at Berghs School of Communication. Nicole is one of three voices in the Swedish podcast Checkpoint, featuring life in Sweden from a black perspective, and is on the board of Open Act, Swedish Fashion Association, and Nibye.


May 18, 2022
12:00 - 13:30 CEST
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Standart ticket includes:

  • 3 course meal;
  • 3 glasses of wine;
  • Coupon for 20% discount for cloth rental for this gala from Fjong;

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