China-Norway Women Leadership Innovation Workshop
Royal Norwegian Embassy in China and Innovation Norway Women is co-organizing a China-Norway Women, Leadership and Innovation Workshop on December 6th at Mee Park, Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Gender equality is always the core value of Norway. In Norway, females play important roles in politics, businesses and many other areas. Norway has a proportion of 40 percent women in Parliament and currently, 9 out of 19 ministers are females, including the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Culture and so on. Meanwhile, Norway remains a relatively high birth rate. According to the statistics in 2015, Norwegian women have an average of 1.72 kids, which ranks 6th in Europe.
In the latest gender equality report by World Economic Forum, Norway ranks the second, while Nordic countries all rank at the top.
What is the secret? The policy, or the endeavor of women themselves. Are Norwegian women facing the same family pressure and bottlenecks in their careers as Chinese women?
Today we invited two Norwegian guest speakers to discuss their perspectives on women leadership and one brilliant Chinese woman to share her splendid experience.
This event is free but with limited space, remember to register here if you are interested.
19：00 – 19：30 Registration & Refreshments
19：30 – 19：35 Host and Opening by Ms. Li Dongning
19：35 – 19：45 Opening Remarks by the Ambassador of Norway H.E. Mr. Geir O. Pedersen
19：45 – 20：10 Speech by Ms. Yvonne Fosser
20：10 – 20：30 Speech by Ms. Liu Chang
20：30 – 20：55 Speech by Ms. Isabelle Ringnes
20：55 – 21：15 Round Table Discussion：Host Ms. Dongning Li, Ambassador of Norway H.E. Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, Ms. Liu Chang, Ms. Yvonne Fosser, Ms. Isabelle Ringnes
21：15 – 21：30 Audience Q&A
The entire event is deployed with simultaneous interpretation in both Chinese and English, and will stream online.
Director of HR, Culture, and Competence
Yvonne Fosser has the overall responsibility for HR, culture and competence globally for Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry
Fosser is reckoned as one of Norway’s most future-oriented HR Professionals with the key focus on Change Management, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement and Leadership Development. Her core skills include organizational development and transformation processes. In 2014, when Fosser was leading HR in Hewlett-Packard Norway, the company was rated amongst top 10 most attractive Employer for Employees in Norway. In 2017, Innovation Norway was voted the most attractive Employer in Norway for Professionals with Economic background.
Yvonne Fosser has 20 years of experience from HR and Leadership positions from various industries. She has a master in Economics and Business administration, and has studied Pedagogics, Labour Law and Human Resource Management.
Ms. Isabelle Ringnes
Isabelle Ringnes (29) founded TENK in 2015, a Technology Network for Women aiming to inspire women and girls to lean in and contribute to shaping our world’s future with technology. In two years, TENK has reached and spoken to thousands of women, toured Norway to speak to more than 4000 high school girls with NHO, co-established an annual national Girl Tech Fest teaching middle school girls coding in addition to a Tech- Summer Camp for girls.
Isabelle played a key role in establishing #Hunspanderer in 2015, an organization focused on gender equality by addressing subtle discrimination and gender stereotypes. Following two successful campaigns in Norway, both reaching more than one million people and engaging multiple CEOs of Norway’s largest companies to address the issue, she is now the organizations’ digital director helping launch globally under the hashtag #ShesGotThis. Isabelle produces a weekly podcast called 20-30 in which she discusses technology, entrepreneurship and female empowerment. In 2016 she won a national competition granting her a scholarship to attend the prestigious Singularity University Global Solutions Program at NASA Research Center in Silicon Valley. She’s been nominated for several awards including “Inspiration Award 2017” by ODA, “Girls Award 2017” by Plan Norge and “Digital Super Profile” in 2016. Isabelle’s love for technology is rooted in its vast opportunities and unique ability to empower each and every connected human-being to make a positive difference in the world. Isabelle is a board member, active in the Global Shapers Oslo community, a writer and a well-known public speaker about future technology and female leadership.
Doctor Chang Liu
Lead researcher at China Academy of Urban Planning and Design
Senior urban planner
Doctor Chang Liu did her graduate studies and Ph.D. in Heritage Studies at Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus in Germany. In anthropology and sociology, she mainly engages in the research and planning about the protection and utilization of cultural heritage, and urbanization. Currently, she is the manager and reviewer of a research project funded by China national nature science foundation (NSFC), and also the executive manager of several programs between European Union and Chinese government.
Doctor Chang Liu participated in many projects and researches on cultural heritage and urbanization in Europe, Asia and Middle East, especially on the roles and contributions which females play in China’s urbanization and protection of intangible cultural heritage. She is an active advocate of the UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal (GES) Certification Programme and was selected as GES program outstanding female scientist by UNDP China in 2017.
GES aims to realize the localization promotions of three goals announced in UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: gender equality, decent work and economy growth, and partnership ensuring the realization of the Agenda.