Tagged: women

Women in business

Norway has highest global proportion of women in top business positions, ILO reports Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland The last 20 years have seen a surge in the number of women employed in senior and...

Women’s ski jumping ready to soar

Among new Olympic events like freeskiing, snowboarding, team figureskating, and luge relay, women’s ski jumping readies to lift off at Sochi John Erik Stacy Norwegian American Weekly Girls and women have been ski-jumping since...

Norway’s most powerful woman

Kristin Skogen Lund, President of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and Executive Director of Telenor, was named Norway’s most powerful woman by Kapital magazine. It is the first time that a business leader...

Norwegian women take gold in 4x5km relay

Norway’s women won gold in the 4x5km relay event at the Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo on Thursday. Sweden finished in second place, and  Finland came in third. Vibeke Skofterud, Therese Johaug, Kristin...

New strategic plan on women, peace and security

On January 20, the Government launched a new plan for efforts in the area of women, peace and security. The purpose of the plan is to promote women’s participation and enhance the protection of...

Focus On Maternal Health in New York

07/07/2010 // At a packed July 6th event at New York’s Museum of Modern Art hosted by United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, The Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN, Ambassador H.E....

Norway steps up female board room representation

Norway on Saturday stepped up its efforts to make its boardrooms more gender-neutral by introducing a new law requiring at least 40 percent of its municipal-owned company boards to be female. To read the...

Competition on gender equality measures in academia

The Gender Equality Award of NOK 2 million instituted by the Ministry of Education and Research will be presented for the third time this year. All Norwegian university colleges, universities and independent research institutes...

Norway wants more women in executive positions

A world-renowned program called “Female Future” has been running for six years and is now showing amazingly good results By Steinar Opstad Norwegian American Weekly One of the instructors in the program is Mrs....

How Women Have Changed Norway’s Boardrooms

“It takes an open mind to incorporate the lessons that Norway can teach the rest of the world about the value of women on corporate boards,” writes Kate Sweetman on Hardvard Business Review. “Two years...