Building bridges

This year, SHE will be taking a virtual trip to three major cities in the world - New York, Toronto and San Francisco. This program will be a combination of learning, networking and bridge-building opportunities. It is meant to be an opportunity to openly interact with some of the best investors, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders in these cities.

According to a recent study of the world's top cities for innovation (by Innovation Cities™ Index) New York is ranked #1, San Francisco #9 and Toronto #10. For context, Norway (Oslo) is ranked #42 on this list. With increasing levels of investment in innovation (i.e., artificial intelligence, fintech, blockchain, mobile applications), world-class talent and smart immigration policies, these cities are at the forefront of large-scale change. What are some best practices that can be leveraged to influence us here at home?

 

However, when it comes to advancing gender equality, Norway is ranked #2 in the Global Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum. Canada and the USA are #19 and #53, respectively. We aim to build bridges between a country that is a beacon of hope related to gender equality to ones that require potentially deep systematic overhaul. 

In each city, you will hear from some of the world’s best founders, companies that have gone to scale, from policy and government advisors and investors in these geographies. Each destination will be focused on three major themes:

 

  • General tech ecosystem innovation 

  • Investing in gender equality 

  • Connections between Norway and North America 

 

At the end of this program, you will come away with a deeper understanding of each geographic area and what makes them wholly unique. In addition, you may find yourself asking, what can we learn from what they are doing in those geographies, what can we apply here back at home, and most importantly what can we do to build stronger connections between Norway and North America?

Five Wednesdays from JAN 13th til FEB 10th

 

Digital Event

NOK: 7500,-

Download the full information about Building Bridges here 

The program details

 

January 13th: 5-8pm

Live kick-off event

January 20th: 5-9pm

Toronto

January 27th: 5-9pm

New York

February 3rd: 5-9pm

San Francisco

February 10th: 5-8pm

Live Closing Event

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Speakers

HOST Jennifer Lee Koss

CEO of BRIKA, Founding Partner
of Springbank Collective

OSLO

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Janet Bannister

Managing Partner

Real Ventures

TORONTO

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Jeff Trost

Managing Partner,

 Laerdal Million Lives Fund

SAN FRANCISCO

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Kristina Løfman

CEO

ONNA

OSLO

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Elana Berkowitz

Founding Partner

Springbank Collective

NEW YORK

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Sunil Sharma

Managing Director of

Techstars Toronto Accelerator

TORONTO

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Alison Loat

Managing Director

OPTrust

TORONTO

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Anders Ranum

Managing Director 

Sapphire Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO

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Pablo Barrera Lopez

EVP, Strategy & Communications

Yara International

OSLO

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Robert Strand

Professor

UC Berkeley 

SAN FRANCISCO

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Gro Eirin Dyrnes

Regional Director Americas

Director Innovation Norway

SAN FRANCISCO

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Tara Abrahams

Managing Director

Arabella Advisors

NEW YORK

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Julie Samuels

Executive Director

Tech:NYC

NEW YORK

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Arne Halleraker

Principal of FJ Labs

NEW YORK

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Noura Sakkijha

Co-Founder & CEO

Mejuri

TORONTO

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Kristin Aamodt

Investment Director, Europe

ArcTern Ventures

OSLO

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Ingrid Teigland

Managing Partner

Hadean Ventures

OSLO

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Max Samuel

Partner

SNÖ Ventures

OSLO

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Bonnie Foley-Wong

Head of Investment Strategy

The Equality Fund

TORONTO

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Hayley Barna

Partner at First Round

Co-Founder of Birchbox

NEW YORK

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