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Week 1


9:00am - 11:00am  CET

1. The Global Perspective of Equality: Leading for all.

We will highlight Global Perspectives on Gender, Equality & Inclusion through intimate conversations. We will deep dive into the impact Covid 19 has had on gender and equality. We will explore intersectionality from a global perspective and explore how leaders can lead audaciously. Through their own personal stories, we will hear why equal pay and educating women and girls is so important to these leaders.

  • Host: Mark Eddo // CEO of Mark Eddo Media

  • Erna Solberg // Prime Minister of Norway

  • Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton // U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013)

  • Chelsea Clinton // Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

  • Sadiq Khan  // Mayor of London

  • Katrín Jakobsdóttir  // Prime Minister of Iceland

  • Justin Trudeau  // Prime Minister of Canada

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2. SHE Index Award powered by EY 

The SHE Index powered by EY is a catalyst for encouraging stakeholders to focus on diversity and inclusion in leadership and workforce, equal compensation and work life balance. The SHE Index Award is given to the company with the best Index Score. To give out the award this year:

  • Erna Solberg // Prime Minister of Norway

  • Christin E. Bøsterud  // CEO of EY Norway

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3. The Global Perspective of Equality: Leading for all.

We will highlight Global Perspectives on Gender, Equality & Inclusion through intimate conversations. We will deep dive into the impact Covid 19 has had on gender and equality. We will explore intersectionality from a global perspective and explore how leaders can lead audaciously. Through their own personal stories, we will hear why equal pay and educating women and girls is so important to these leaders.

  • Host: Mark Eddo // CEO of Mark Eddo Media

  • Introductory remarks by Marianne Borgen  // Mayor of Oslo

  • Helen Clark // Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

  • Tina Tchen // CEO of Time's Up Now

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf // Former President of Liberia

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6:00pm - 7:00pm CET

Creating in a New World

Arts, Culture and Fashion have the power to create change and drive equality in society. Get ready to be inspired by in-depth conversations with creative change-makers impacting art, culture and fashion globally.  

  • Shruti Ganguly // Founder, Filmmaker at honto88

  • Musti // Music artist 

  • Artsi Ifrach // Designer behind Maison ARTC

  • Navid // Dancer, Winner of Persia's Got Talent

  • Kjetil Trædal Thorsen // Architect, Founder of Snøhetta 

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9:00am - 9:45am CET

Personal Impact Stories

Powerful Stories capture our attention and have the power to inspire, catalyse and transform us. Join us as individuals share their personal stories and fresh perspectives about inclusion from around the world to inspire change. Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable.

  • Hosted by Asta Busingye Lydersen // Project Manager at Jeunesses Musicales Norway

  • Frank Starling  // CEO at Variety Pack

  • Sasha Scott  // Founder and CEO of Inclusive Group

  • Sacha Thompson  //  Diversity Consultant & Coach

  • Yulia Stark  // President European Women Association

  • Yvonne Thompson // // CBE – Chair Radio Academy

  • Daisy Reeves // Partner, BCLP

  • Vibeke Gwendoline Fængsrud // Founder & CEO of House of Math

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10:00am - 10:20am CET

SHE Talks

Pellegrino Riccardi

// Global Keynote Speaker, Change Maker

Motivational speaker, teacher, communications consultant, cross-cultural expert and even (once upon a time) a world-touring rock musician, Pellegrino Riccardi has spent the last 30 years travelling the globe connecting with people. The common thread running through these many roles is making a connection with audiences through their hearts and minds, and also helping the people he communicates with to connect and interact more effectively with each other. Pellegrino’s style of public speaking is a seamless fusion of masterful storytelling and observational humour in what he calls “edutainment” (education + entertainment).

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9:00am - 9:45am CET

Dare to be vulnerable?

We have all been faced with a new reality, both personal and professional because of the pandemic. What measures can we take to improve our mental state – can we do it ourselves, or do we need help? How can we cope with this new reality and still thrive private and professional?



  • Her Highness Al Said Basma // Psychotherapist

  • Lise Karlsnes // Therapist and musician

  • Hermine Bonde Jahren //  Founder of Braive

  • Helene Banner // Founder of “Let’s just be imperfect, ladies” 

  • James Chau // Host of China Current

  • Suki Thompson // Founder of Let’s Reset

  • Bjørg Thorhallsdottir // Artist, Keynote speaker & Author

  • Eirik Løkke // Fellow at the Norwegian liberal thinktank, Civita

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9:00am-10:20 am CET

Springbank Collective Presents: Reimagining gender equality at work, at home and in the media

Join us for a Springbank Collective Panel Session hosted by Jen Lee Koss, Elana Berkowitz and Courtney Leimkuhler, Founding Partners of Springbank Collective, an investment firm that is building the infrastructure to support all working women and working families across the themes of career, care and household consumer.

Policy and purpose: Parenting in the workplace: What’s not working and what we can change together 
  • Allyson Felix // Olympian and Activist 

  • Katie Bethell // Founder and Executive Director at PL+US

  • Elana Berkowitz // Founding Partner of Springbank Collective 

Gender and Storytelling: Reinventing digital media for a new era
  • Shruti Ganguly // Founder and Filmmaker at honto88

  • Reshma Saujani // Founder of Girls Who Code 

  • Emily Ramshaw // Co-founder and CEO of The 19th

  • Jen Koss // Founding Partner of Springbank Collective 

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Women (or Caregivers) are Big Business: Why investing in your caregiving workforce is a competitive edge in 2021


  • Anne-Marie Slaughter // CEO of New America

  • Jen Koss // Founding Partner of Springbank Collective 

Men Stepping Up: How can men be allies and leaders in ensuring equity at home and in the boardroom? 

  • Charlie O’Donnell // Founder & General Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

  • Eve Rodsky // Author of NYTimes Bestseller Fair Play

  • Jordan Shapiro // Author of Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad

  • Jen Koss // Founding Partner of Springbank Collective 

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9:00am - 9:45am CET

The Green Shift


How to turn sustainability into your biggest opportunity.

Humans have achieved incredible things over the last century- imagine where we’d be without the airplane, modern agriculture or the internet? All this progress, however, has come at a high price. We’re now facing irreversible environmental destruction that threatens future generations, unless we shift… Join us to explore not only how companies can navigate this new landscape, but make it their biggest business opportunity. 

  • Rosa von Krogh  // Head of Insights and Innovation and lead for Sustainability, NoA

  • André Kennedy  // Senior Business and Service Designer, and Sustainability Advisor, NoA

  • Ingrid Bjørdal // Executive director of Compliance and Organization, Norsk Gjenvinning

  • Trond Riiber Knudsen // Founder TRK Group

  • Axel Franck Næss // Chief Technology & Product OfficerTise

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10:00am - 10:20am CET

SHE Talks: Gender and AI

Melissa Mulholland

// Chief Services & Solutions Officer at Crayon

With the digitization of technology quickly becoming the norm, it is critical that we ensure we minimize and reduce bias in algorithms and data analysis that delivers solutions we access each and every day. People are at the core of the solutions built and taken to market, and we have the ability to impact and improve lives based on the hiring decisions we make.

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Week 2


9:00am - 9:45am  CET

Inclusive Leadership - Open table

Join us for a top leader debate to challenge for change. A discussion about how to create inclusive workplaces. How do leaders create an inclusive workplace during these times and how do leaders take a bigger responsibility in the global context? It’s not only fair, it's profitable – this is the time we can change together.

  • Hosted by Asta Busingye Lydersen // Project Manager at Jeunesses Musicales Norway

  • Sheree Atcheson  // Multi-award winning Leader

  • Christin E. Bøsterud  // CEO of EY Norway

  • Sigve Brekke  // CEO of Telenor Group

  • Snorre Storset  // Head Management, Nordea Norway

  • Caroline Farberger // CEO of ICA Insurance

  • Ivar Horneland Kristensen  // CEO of Virke

  • Lasse Kristoffersen  // CEO of Torvald Klaveness

  • Daniel Kjølberg Siraj  // CEO of OBOS

  • Mita Mallick // Crafting Brands with Purpose Top LinkedIn Voice 2020

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10:00am - 10:20am CET

SHE Talks: GenderTelling​

Hosted by Camilla Rundberg

// Diversity & Inclusion Solutions Lead, EY

Camilla Rundberg is a gender diversity and inclusion consultant, academic researcher, lecturer and writer. She holds a doctorate at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, in Industrial management and organization with an upcoming dissertation entitled ‘Critical conversations’. Her research is focused on how our common day-to-day language, casually, informally and often quite unintentionally keeps constructing men and women at work according to traditional templates and models. Camilla has also developed methodologies and micro learning digital tools for leaders and organizations to become aware of their invisible, but still exclusive behaviors and how to turn those into more inclusive ones.

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11:00am - 11:45am CET

EY sets the corporate D&I agenda in motion

The value of gender equality is increasing organizational efficiency by avoiding sub-optimization of talents. In this open session EY presents methodology and framework to drive gender equality change work in your workplace.

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10:00am - 6:00pm CET

Community Day: Connecting For Change


‘Networking is not about just connecting people. It's about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.’ – Michele Jennae


Welcome to our SHE Community day where you can meet, greet and chat with change-makers, leaders and members of the SHE Community. Gain valuable knowledge, exchange fresh ideas and make new connections and let's take this opportunity to come together to create change. Join us on our online networking platform because #TogetherWeChange. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • African Innovation Week (AIW)

  • Professional Women's Network (PWN)

  • Nama Women

  • WinTrade Global Talks

  • Maritime / SheEO

  • European Women Association (EWA)

  • The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL)

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6:00pm - 7:00pm CET

Sprint for Equality

‘Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.’ – Nelson Mandela


We open a window into the world of sports, diversity and inclusion. Get ready to be inspired and engaged by our host Johan Olav Koss CM OLY. He speaks with our esteemed panelists, Susannah Rodgers MBE, a Paralympic Gold medallist, Edleen John, a multi-award winning Co-Partner for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Football Association UK, and Genette Våge, World Motocross Champion.

  • Johann Olav Koss // Founder of Right to Play

  • Edleen John // Footballl Association UK

  • Susannah Rodgers // MBE Swimming & Disability

  • Genette Våge  // Former professional Motorcross Athlete

  • Maren Lundby  // Norwegian Ski Jumper

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9:00am - 9:45am CET

Finance for all​. A walk through of the Pexip IPO story


Enter the world of finance and investors as we take you on a step-by-step journey and high level overview of Norway`s largest tech IPO and also the first ever virtual IPO, to gain valuable insight and knowledge from experts in the field. 

  • Hosted by Knut Brundtland // Executive Chairman ABG Sundal Collier

  • Peter Straume // CEO ABG S.C.

  • Julie Elisabeth Lafjell // ABG S.C

  • Eirin Traadahl Mårvik // ABG S.C

  • Kjersti Syversen // Head of CAG Norway ABG S.C.

  • Odd Sverre Østlie // CEO Pexip

  • Thomas Pedersen // Corporate Finance ABG S.C.

  • Aksel Engebakken // Analysis ABG S.C.

  • Hans Øyvind Haukeli // Co-Head of Sales & Fixed income ABG S.C.

  • Lars Stubhaug // ECM ABG S.C. 

  • Marthe Løfman // Impact Investing, Grieg Investor

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10:00am - 10:20am CET

SHE Talks: Gender diversity in investments

Randi Marjamaa

// CEO of Head of Personal Banking & CSE Nordea Norway

Randi Marjamaa has a master from NHH and 2 years of Psychology. 8 years as management consultant in PA Consulting Group. Several leadership positions in Nordea. Started as Head of Private Economists in Nordea at age 28, educating the population through media about private finances and especially the need for women to be financially independent. Currently Head of Personal Banking and Country Senior Executive in Nordea Norway. Personal Banking Norway represents the second largest player in the Norwegian market, with total lending portfolio of 320bn NOK and a market share of 12%.  In total Nordea have 750.000 active customers in the Norwegian market, with a total portfolio of 44bn NOK.

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3:00pm - 4:00pm CET

Gender diversity in the financial markets

The financial sector is known for having low representation of women in senior roles. In this session, we hear from two of those women: Heike Reichelt from the World Bank and Elin Ljung from Nordic Capital. They will reflect on their experiences as women in the financial industry and also share the innovative ways their organisations are using the financial markets to close the gender gap.

  • Host: Jacob Michaelsen // Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, Nordea

  • Heike Reichelt // Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance, World Bank Treasury

  • Elin Ljung // Director of Communication and Sustainability, Nordic Capital

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9:00am-10:30am CET

Leading For The Future 2021
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Building Back Better is a United Nations program strategy aimed at reducing the risk to the people of nations and communities in the wake of future disasters and shocks. And that is excactly what we must do - NOW! 


Organized by Aftenposten and Futureboards, with the Financial Times as media partner, the objective of the conference is to exchange knowledge, thoughts and opinions on the roles, skills and mind-sets future corporate leaders should have. 

  • Carine Smith-Ihenacho  // CCGO, Norges Bank

  • Børge Brende  // President World Economic Forum

  • Kjetil Ebbesberg // // Group CFO, DNV GL

  • See more speakers here

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11:30am - 11:50am CET

SHE Talks: Winning with global teams

With Ruza Sabanovic

// EVP & Chief Technology Officer in Telenor Group

Ruza Sabanovic is EVP and Chief Technology Officer in Telenor Group. She will talk about how the global telco firm, with 19 000 employees in 9 markets across the Nordics and Asia, build global, diverse teams to succeed.


Ruza Sabanovic, born 1971, joined the green field operations in Telenor Montenegro in 1996. She has previously served as Chief Operating Officer in Telenor India and from 1994-2008 Ruza served as the assistant professor at the Civil Engineering Faculty, University of Montenegro. Telenor Group is a proud partner in the SHE Community.

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9:00am - 9:45am CET

Innovation - Ready, steady, scale


‘There’s a way to do it better – find it.’ – Thomas A. Edison


Join this exciting conversation on innovation with scale-up experts from the fastest growing companies in Norway and with ESG experts from Nordea. Gain knowledge and insight and learn from the best in the business.

  • Ben Brabyn // Former Head of Level39

  • Hilde Hukkelberg // Director of Innovation Norway

  • Thina Saltvedt // Chief Analyst, Sustainable Finance, Nordea

  • Anita K. Traaseth  // Member of the European Commission

  • Dr. John Markus Lervik  // CEO of Cognite

  • Matthew Smith  // Founder of TheLunicorn

  • Ingunn Andersen Randa // EVP Obos

  • Julie Ryland // VP PR & Communication, Gelato

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10:00am - 10:20am CET

SHE Talks: How to achieve gender equity

With Gavriella Schuster

// Corporate Vice President,Commercial Partner at Microsoft/Chinasoft International Board/UW Bothell Board/Empowering Women/TEDx Speaker

Become an Ally: breaking through the gender equity divide. Ignited by digital transformation and a global pandemic, the world is finally uncovering the gender gaps and inequities that have plagued women in our society for generations. Today, through technology democratization, purpose-driven leadership and male allyship we can close the gap of inequity and create a new narrative. As women entrepreneurs and leaders, we can use our courageous voices to step into powerful leadership roles, inspiring others to become agents of change. Together, we no longer remain invisible.

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2:00pm - 3:30pm CET

Startup and Growth 

Watch bright minds pitch their ideas in a competition hosted by Nordea together with Katapult Accelerator, Mesh, Startup Lab, Startup Norway, The Factory and Tool.

Submission is closed
  • Hosted by Kimberly Larsen // Founder & CEO of IndyRIOT and timetoRIOT
  • Linn-Cecilie Linnemann // CEO of Design Container
  • Lauga Oskarsdottir // Associate Investment Manager at Firda
  • Espen Halvorsen // CEO of Oasis Group
  • Kremena Tosheva // Investment Associate, SNÖ
  • Espen H. Daae // Investment Chief, Social Investments at Ferd
  • Lars Dysterud Hansen // Founder at Solgrid

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9:00am - 9:45am CET

'Fair Trade?' What can we do from Norway to make a global impact? 


Can companies from the retail business and organizations effect change in equality around the world? Join us as we ask these questions to leading voices in fair trade and CEOs in retail, in a dynamic panel Presented by Virke and featuring Ivar Horneland Kristensen, CEO of Virke, Chessa Nilsen, Global Production Manager at Varner, Kaj-Martin Georgsen, Secretary General Care Norway and Annabelle Lefébure-Henriksen, CEO of Fairtrade Norge.

  • Ivar Horneland Kristensen // CEO of Virke

  • Chessa Nilsen // Global Production Manager at  Varner

  • Annabelle Lefébure-Henriksen // CEO of Fairtrade Norge

  • Kaj-Martin Georgsen // National Director of CARE Norway

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5:00pm - 5:45pm CET

Closing session

Highlights from the last 14 days hosted by Mark Eddo, together with Bjørg Thorhallsdottir, Pellegrino Riccardi and Asta Busingye Lydersen. Closing up with Camilla Hagen Sørlig and Heidi Aven.


  • Host: Mark Eddo // CEO of Mark Eddo Media

  • Bjørg Thorhallsdottir // Icelandic artist, author, speaker

  • Pellegrino Riccardi // Global Keynote Speaker

  • Asta Busingye Lydersen // Performer, Project Manager 

  • Camilla Hagen Sørli // Chair SHE

  • Heidi Aven // Founder & CEO of SHE Community

  • Thomas Dybdahl // Artist

  • Sunniva Lundh // Artist

After SHE Hangout: Meet the team behind SHE at our networking platform.

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