Nordic Energy Equality Network (NEEN) and Nordic Energy Research invite you to join us in an event dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, and equality in the Nordic energy sector. The Nordic Energy Equality Conference 2022 will address the results of the report Gender equality in the Nordic energy sector, and take the discussion to the next step: What do we do now?

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Conference programme

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The event will take place from lunch to lunch 14–15 June at SALT Langhuset, Oslo. At the end of the Conference Day 1, we invite all participants to dinner and networking in the SALT Bazaar.

Day 1

12.00 Welcome by moderator Sunniva Rose

Presentation of NEEN and Gender equality in the Nordic energy sector by Karina Barnholt Klepper, Chair of NEEN and Senior Researcher at Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Panel discussion with Karina Barnholt KlepperSonja Berlijn, Professor, Head of School at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Anders Granum, Special Adviser R&D at Statnett SF, and Ivana Suboticki, Researcher at NTNU, Department of interdisciplinary studies of culture

13.00 Break

13.15 Presentations followed by Q&As

Increasing the gender balance – from goal to actionSonja Berlijn, Professor, Head of School at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The GENDIM approach for improving gender balance locally: Ivana Suboticki, Researcher at NTNU, Department of interdisciplinary studies of culture

Diversity in Statnett: Anne Flagstad, Executive Vice President, People and Sustainability at Statnett SF

Increasing equality and diversity in the Nordic innovation ecosystemTrine Moa, Senior Adviser Innovation Strategy and Governance at Nordic Innovation

Influencing Culture, Behaviour, and Mindset – actions speak louder than wordsNina Hellum, Senior Scientist at Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

16.00 Break

16.15 Presentations of women’s networks within the energy sector

Kraftkvinnorna: Natalie Sial Berkman, Director Media Relations at Vattenfall

Kraftkvinnene: Khanya Bouma, Civil Engineer at Equinor and Adviser Hydropower at Multiconsult

Women in Energy Iceland: Hildur Harðardóttir, Chair of KíO

16.45 End and dinner

Day 2

09.00 Welcome back

Presentations and Q&As

Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energyMartin Hultman, Associate professor in Science-, technology and environmental studies at Chalmers

Who’s doing the office housework?Charlotte Søndergaard, Strength, Business & Leadership Coach, Strategic DEI Leadership Advisor at

10.10 Break

10.30 Presentations and Q&As

Taking the fool’s leap towards sustainability – socio-cultural perspectives to navigate future social-cyber-physical energy systems – case REDISETPetra Berg, Assistant Professor at University of Vaasa, School of Marketing and Communication and VEBIC platform

Everyone is needed to reach a fossil-free futureSaira Alladin, Director Asset Operation & Maintenance at Vattenfall: Energy Companies’ Role in the Socially Inclusive Energy Sector

11.30 Closing of Conference

Who may join?

The Nordic Energy Equality Conference 2022 targets people active in the energy sector interested in contributing to an equal and inclusive energy transition. This includes academia, business, industry, and authorities, to integrate different aspects and perspectives into the discussion addressing the future energy system. Students are also welcome to join.

Nordic Energy Equality Network

NEEN is the Nordic umbrella for the promotion of gender diversity and empowerment of women, forming a Nordic voice for an inclusive sustainable energy transition. NEEN was founded on the belief that the sustainable energy transition is far too important to only be decided upon by a narrow section of society within the economy and technology field. It is an issue too vital to not include perspectives from all of society. NEEN brings different voices together, to ensure gender equality and diversity in developing the energy of tomorrow. Diversity brings creativity, and creativity is a much-needed component in the energy sector at this defining moment. 

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