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Springboard Roadshow Reflection: Stavanger

For those who may not be aware, Diversify’s first ever project was a “Springboard”. In 2018, we came up with the idea to provide skilled immigrant women with the resources they needed to start their own companies. The project, called Springboard: Job Creation for and by Women, launched with a panel discussion and thereafter, it

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Experience Sharing

Life in Times of COVID-19 | Ka Man Mak

My roots come from Hong Kong, so when the outbreak happened there, my relatives were already warning me to prepare for the outbreak here in Norway. I was mentally prepared for what was to come, as I was monitoring what is going on in East Asia. My relatives had lived through SARS.  The coronavirus pandemic

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Sarifa Moola-Nernæs

Sarifa Moola-Nernæs is an academic, African feminist, businesswoman, Ubuntu Life Coach and Speaker. She also works as a consultant at the Bjørnafjorden Municipality on refugee services, social and economic inclusion. Sarifa has a lot of diverse experience under her belt, including but not limited to, working for many years in the NGO sector and also

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Fungi Gwanzura Ottemöller

Fungi Gwanzura Ottemöller is a woman of substance and an ultimate force of nature. She is a Zimbabwean-born academic and intellectual that challenges herself and others to question, with an open mind and critical eye, structure and predetermined knowledge. She challenges those she meets to rise above what they think they know and look deeper,

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Reflection: Mental Health in Times of Relocation & Unemployment

On March 5, 2020, we had an event to address the mental health challenges people face when they relocate to a new country. We called it, Mental Health in Times of Relocation and Unemployment. At this session we gathered together a diverse panelist made up of generous minds, who shared openly, vulnerably and pragmatically. Our

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Rometris Davis-Wright (Entrepreneur & Coach)

Rometris Davis-Wright is a woman who radiates a positively contagious strength – hers is an aura filled with light and loving tenderness. She is seamlessly grounded and in tune with herself and others. We had the immense pleasure of having Rometris facilitate one of our Mental Health and Wellness sessions last year, and it was

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Network for Work has Gone Digital!

In the fall of 2019, we profiled Nikol Mard, Founder extraordinaire of Network for Work (NfW), an organisation that works to accelerate professional opportunities for internationals in Norway. We remain inspired fans of Nikol Mard and NfW – we have collaborated with them on various events so far and we plan to continue to do

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Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire: Raja Skogland & The Factory

Raja Skogland is a serial-entrepreneur, Head of Fintech at The Factory, Angel Investor, Startup Advisor and Speaker – and these are only some of the hats she wears. She believes that as people, regardless of where we come from, we can re-write our stories and positively accelerate our lives if we have the right tools

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Reflections: “Identity Across Social, Economic and Political Lines” by Fungi Gwanzura Ottemöller

The last session in our Youth Series was a phenomenal close to our 2019’s series that addressed Mental Health and Wellness. This segment focused on Identity Across Social, Economic and Political Lines and was facilitated by Fungi Gwanzura Ottemöller, an Associate Professor at Bergen University. Fungi’s research at the University focuses on Health Promotion –

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Reflections: “Enhancing Your Ability to Live an Authentic Life” with Sarah Przedpelska & Sara Pestana

Sarah Przedpelska and Sara Pestana facilitated this thoughtful session and engaged participants in the discussion of how and what we define as meaningful education. We explored how received education merges with our identities, values and interests, in building a purposeful future. The first point of discussion was on success. How we define it and what

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