“Change does not happen by just having a fun conversation about diversity and inclusion. Change happens when we all decide to lean into uncomfortable conversations” – Chisom Udeze.
In a world where people have different backgrounds and experiences, engaging in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging conversations is imperative for companies across all industries. These conversations enable organizations to foster an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds feel valued, empowered, and respected.
The Diversify Nordics Summit (DNS), to be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Clarion Hotel, the Hub, in the heart of Oslo, has a big focus on representation, and this year’s lineup of speakers is a really exceptional group of thought leaders, trailblazers, and change-makers. Here’s a glimpse of some of the phenomenal speakers who will be joining us.
Winta Negassi (She/Her) – Head of HR, Northern Europe at Google and part of Google LCS’ Northern European leadership board.
Winta’s primary interests lie in digital transformation, change management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Growing up as a second-generation immigrant in Oslo, Norway, she draws inspiration from her experiences to boost the presence of minority groups in business. She’s also contributed to the book “Voices in the Shadow” by Black Women in Tech and serves on the board of the Norwegian Media Association.
Øystein E. Søreide (He/Him) – CEO at Abelia
Øystein Eriksen Søreide is a Norwegian business leader and former politician. He was the city councilor for health and social services in the municipality of Oslo. Søreide worked for several years at the industrial company O. Mustad & Søn, where he served as the marketing director for the EMEA region. He has also been the marketing director for several non-profit organizations such as UNICEF Norway, CARE Norway, and SOS Children’s Villages. From 2002 to 2008, he was the chief secretary of Oslo’s Conservative Party.
Navid Ostadian-Binai (He/Him) – Head of Green Vessels & Fuels at Maersk Tankers
With experience in leading corporations, global tech startups, and innovation consultancies, Navid Ostadian-Binai helps drive the green transition, while advocating for freedom and equitable opportunities for all. In this role, he explores new opportunities to work with customers and partners on accelerating pathways towards commercialisation and scale of green shipping.
Are you ready to dive into conversations you can genuinely learn from? Reserve your seat today for this unique annual conference to be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Clarion Hotel, the Hub, in the heart of Oslo, and be part of the movement to transform Nordic corporations.