We aim to close the gender gap.
SHE Community strives to make businesses better. And by better we mean more diverse. Through events, conferences, study programs, and as a consulting partner to businesses, we aim to motivate for diversity and inspire for equality – for all people. SHE community consists of people who believe that diversity drives profitability and progress, and who works directly towards closing the gender gap.
The story of SHE
SHE Community was founded in 2014, by two enthusiastic women who wanted to do more for the current and coming generations. The first step? Focusing on the current situation and inspiring more women to become leaders and entrepreneurs. That step led to SHE Conference March 8th 2015. The conference became a huge success and expanded from 400 women and men in 2015 and 2016, to 1400 attendees in 2017. In 2018 we went bigger – five conferences at the same day; four smaller conferences with different themes, before closing everything up at night, for the main SHE Conference with 1400 attendees. On March 6th 2019 we gathered 2700 people at Oslo Spektrum and the goals for 2020 is even bigger, and greater. Will we see you there? Buy your ticket here: https://www.sheconference.no/
SHE thanks you
SHE was originally run solely with the help of volunteers. We are therefore eternally grateful to everyone who helped make SHE a reality, and into what is has become today. Last but not least, we would like to extend a big thank you to the whole community for engaging, attending and sharing – only by continuing this work can we achieve what we all work so hard for – equality, diversity, and closing the gender gap.
CEO & Founder
Heidi Aven is the co-founder of SHE, as well as having founded a series of other companies, with an intrinsic desire to create something new. Heidi has a large network of contacts, and is a strong believer that collaboration is key to achieving success.
Head of Communication
Victoria is our new head of communication and the author our upcoming book “SHE INVESTS”. She has co-written a book about feminism and has previously worked for the communication agency Geelmuyden-Kiese. She holds a master of law and a master of literature.
Jeanette is an experienced leader, business developer and project manager and runs various projects in SHE Community in order to take SHE to the next level. She also is as a high-impact Business Professional & Coach who works with top executives and ambitious leaders to reach their full personal and professional potential. She is responsible for the SHE Executive Leadership & Mentorship Program, SHE Insigth, the SHE Conference and manages the entire volunteer effort of 100+ people.
Chair of SHE
Camilla Hagen Sørli
Camilla Hagen Sørli is chair of SHE. Camilla works as marketing manager at PRG Group. She is also chair and co owner of Canica, one of the largest privately owned investment companies in Norway, and sits at the boards for companies such as Komplett, Jernia and The Well.
Head of partnerships
Ben Christensen has been part of the SHE Community since 2015, both as part of the advisory board, SHE Mentor and as a trusted advisor when it comes to strategy, marketing and communication. He has for the past 18 years held several executive positions and is a trusted advisor for brands, agencies and media companies, served on several boards and advisory boards.
Anna Knudsen has been active in SHE since 2016, working with our different projects and social media. Anna has a bachelor degree in Entrepreneurship and Business from BI, and is the founder and CEO of Momento Education and Sommerfuglen Media.
Content / Speakers
Anastasia joined SHE in 2019 as a project leader for SHE Future that took place at Telenor Hub in November 2019. Besides, she is responsible for speakers and content for SHE Conference. Anastasia has studied International Relations and International business in three counties (France, Norway, and Russia). She has also been working in the Shipping and Pharma industries in Oslo. Right now, Anastasia is combining her passion for SHE Community as a volunteer with her job in the pharmaceutical industry.
Mentors & Partners
Thina Margrethe Saltvedt
Chief Analyst (Ph.D.), Sustainable Finance
Maren Hjorth Bauer
CEO and Co-founder of Katapult Ocean
Esben Anneberg Poulsen
Head of Arkwright X
Christin E. Bøsterud
Country Managing Partner at Ernst & Young AS
Director, EY Advisory, Data & Analytics
Ole Kristian Lunde
Head of public relations, EY Norway
CEO of Privanet (Around)
Incubator Manager, StartupLab
Keynote Speaker on Human Interactions, Moderator and Edutainer
Director of Brand & Communications
Managing Partner & co-founder, Katapult Accelerator
CEO of TotalCtrl
Karbon Services AS
Siri Sørstrønen Gyrre
CEO of Karbon Services AS
Pål T. Næss
Co-Founder SVP Growth Projects, Gelato
Solvor Øverlien Magi
CEO & Found of Lifeness
Marit Sagen Gogstad
CEO of Sandefjord Næringsforening
Co-Founder & Partner of 657
The Ocean Opportunity Lab
Birgit M. Liodden
Founder & CEO of The Ocean Opportunity Lab
Head of Nordea Funds
Director of Internet & New Media at IKT-Norge
Heidi Gjersø Thaulow
Director & Partner at Arkwright Consulting & Arkwright X
Astrid R Skaugseth
Associate Partner at EY Norway COO
ABG Sundal Collier
Chairman at ABG Sundal Collier
CEO of Hurtigruten the worlds largest expedition cruise company.
The Creators Community
Founder & CEO of The Creators Community