Monday November 27th 2017
08:30 - 13:00
Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo, Norway
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit will attend.
Part 1: Gender Diversity in Leadership
Globally women are less likely than men to work in executive management or decision-making roles. This session will introduce the significance of promoting women’s leadership for businesses and the economy.
- Welcome and introduction
- Introductory remarks, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide
- Ensuring equal opportunities for leadership, by Terri McCullough, former director of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, a Clinton Foundation initiative
- The business case for investing in women leaders, by Robert Næss, Nordea Investment Management
- A targeted investment approach, by Sally Gitonga, Business Partners International (BPI)
- “A simple request”, a short film directed by Thorbjørn Harr
- Women’s leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Norway: Lilian Simiyu, Norfund, and Kristina Jullum Hagen, NHO, in conversation about differences and common challenges.
Part 2: Making Business Work for Women: Successes and Challenges
What measures can investors and companies employ to promote women’s leadership?
- Senior managers’ views on barriers to gender balance, by Mari Teigen, Centre for Research on Gender Equality.
Successful strategies for promoting women leaders in corporations
- Representatives from Statoil, Ikea and Google explain their approach to promoting women leaders in their own ranks and discuss experiences.
Investing and building partnerships for gender diversity
- Women in the value chain, by Elizabeth Vazquez, WEConnect
- Women and entrepreneurship, by Christian H. Thommessen, board member of responsAbility investments AG
Part 3: A Conversation about the Future
- A discussion on lessons learned and best practices with input from the audience. Panel participants: Terri McCullough, Elizabeth Vazquez, Sallly Gitonga, Katja Nordgaard and Kjersti Aass (Yara).
- Closing remarks