In recent years, there has been a focus on the world’s injustices. The increasing recognition of these is reflected through our organizations, which need to act and work together to venture into the modern world. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are here to stay! And it has become an integral part of the organization’s overall strategy.
This of course leads to many questions like: How do we create the best conditions for DEI to become an integral part of our organization and strategy? How can this help create a more balanced workforce? What elements are the primary focus for other companies? And how do we successfully drive both global and local DEI initiatives?
Are you also working with or interested in DEI then join us at this mini conference! The day will offer input from research, practical cases, and a workshop, where we will have the opportunity to dive a little deeper into the theme together and make use of the good experiences from the participants.
Some of the topics you will hear about are the following:
What development do we see in the DEI area, with a primary focus on management: Jannick’s research on Pinkwashing is particularly relevant and timely for HR practitioners striving to promote diversity and inclusion in their organizations. His research sheds light on the potential negative consequences of the increasing trend of corporate sponsorship and support of pride events, often referred to as “Pinkwashing.” By drawing on insights from the recent Copenhagen 2021 WorldPride event, Jannick will discuss how organizations can navigate the complex landscape of LGBT+ inclusion, avoid accusations of Pinkwashing, and promote legitimate support for the community.
How do we put diversity into play?: Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen will focus on how we can utilize diversity in our organizations, as well as how we can connect it to inclusion. Specifically, Christina will provide methods on how, as a leader, you can act inclusively and reduce bias in your decision-making processes.
Employee Resource Groups (Practical case ISS): Julie Folmer-Niemann will join us at this event to talk about the ISS journey within DEI. More specifically Julie will dive deeper into how they are using Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to create an inclusive environment across a global company. Here, Julie will tell us about their successes but also the areas where they have faced some issues.
Julie Folmer-Niemann (She/Her), Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Advisor, ISS Facility Services Denmark
Julie has worked in ISS for almost 4 years where she started as Project Leader and now leads the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging agenda in Denmark. With her ‘Master of Science in Business Administration and Psychology’ she uses Behavioural design and bias studies to drive the change throughout the company. Julie believes that we can accomplish DEI by sharing our knowledge and setting actions behind the words.
Jannick Friis Christensen, Post.Doc. at Copenhagen Business School
Jannick has dedicated his academic career to understanding and promoting workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As a passionate advocate for DEI, Jannick is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on the subject. He has presented his research and insights at numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops across Europe and beyond. His engaging and dynamic speaking style, in-depth knowledge, and expertise make him a highly engaging and informative speaker on all matters related to DEI. Jannick’s research has important implications for HR practice, providing valuable insights into the potential pitfalls and opportunities of corporate sponsorship of pride events.
Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen, Author and Management advisor, Mannaz
Christina is a psychologist and with a Ph.D. in cross-cultural diversity, she has gained deep knowledge of the psychological mechanisms behind cognitive bias. Christina has ten years of research experience from Qatar University and Aarhus University, as well as six years as a consultant within inclusive leadership. Besides this, Christina is the first author of the books ‘Biasbevidst ledelse’ and Bias-conscious Leadership: How diversity leads to better decision-making.
Muneeza Rosendahl (she/her), CEO, Association ’Lige Adgang’
Muneeza has worked actively with diversity and inclusion since 2017, most recently in the Danish emergency services and now as CEO of the association ‘Lige Adgang’. Muneeza has extensive experience in the field, and she has given advice and presentations on how workplaces can help create a more diverse and inclusive workplace with a focus on recruitment, retention, and well-being. Muneeza will, at this event, be co-facilitating with NOCA.