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Astrid Sundberg

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Director of Impact Partnerships at The Conduit

Astrid Sundberg is a future-focused Leader and champion for change, with 25 years’ experience delivering value to start-up and scale up organizations. Working in a highly collaborative capacity, she’s best known for her achievements in the corporate sector, through the building and growth of workplace communities and teams, while driving organisational change and transformation. With a fervent belief in Inclusive Leadership, Astrid’s delivered multiple impact-driven initiatives and campaigns, while leading cross-functional teams, stakeholders and project groups. Adaptable and co-creative, she likes to nerd out on topics such as workplace culture and wellbeing, as well as being deeply devoted to how compassionate leadership cultivates a sense of belonging in the workplace. With expertise from STEM, Consultancy, Retail, Hospitality and Sustainability, she’s previously implemented a high-impact Inclusive Leadership programme for several hundred employees, where her work was recognised with 3 national awards.

Astrid is presently the Director of Impact Partnerships at The Conduit a collaborative community of changemakers, driving groundbreaking ideas that can lead to transformative social impact.

She dedicates her spare time to providing mentoring and advocacy work, with a particular emphasis on amplifying the inclusion of Women in Tech, Women from Immigrant Communities as well as mentoring women who have survived gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence within the workplace. Astrid is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences all over Europe as well as a Board Advisor at several organizations, partnering with many different change agents and organizations who are all shifting the needle on social sustainability and inclusion.

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Chisom Udeze (She/Her)

Economist | Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult 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. 

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