The Hidden Challenges for Professional Women

Women in Global Health Norway, the Centre for Global Health and Equality Check invites you to an in-person networking event in celebration of International Women's Day.

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Women in Global Health (WGH) Norway, the Gender Crosscutting Theme at the Centre for Global Health (CGH), University of Oslo (UiO) and Equality Check invites you to join a deep dive into the hidden challenges for professional women in a country that is considered one of the most gender equal in the world. What challenges to gender equality remain, and which gender issues lurk under the surface?

Norway has a unique opportunity and obligation to strive for full gender equality and equity, serving as a model to countries with less gender equality. Gender equality is both a goal and a means to contribute to healthy lives for all. It is also key factor to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read the report from the event


Moderator: Anne Bergh | Director for Global Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)




12:30 Coffee and light lunch
13:00 Misogyny – a silent epidemic in the health service? Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO
13:10 How to Improve Diversity in the Workplace? Marie Louise Sunde | Co-Founder and CEO, Equality Check
13:20 Common Career Development Challenges for Young Women in Public and Global Health Candela Iglesias Chiesa | Founder, Alanda Health
13:30 The Long Road to Equality for Immigrant Women Shazia Majid | Journalist, VG
13:40 Reflections: Gender, Diversity and Research Quality Ole Jacob Sending | Deputy Chair, Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) 
13:50 Panel discussion with Q&A from the audience
14:30-15:30 Networking with refreshments

As an in-person event, we as organizers take the responsibility to update registered participants of the COVID-19 national and local regulations as the event approaches. Recommended guidelines from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the UiO will be followed.

WGH Norway is a national platform established to connect, harness, and advocate for gender equality in global health within academia, as well as in the public and private sectors. It serves as an independent country chapter and, together with WGH Global and the many WGH chapters, makes up the Women in Global Health movement. As a national chapter, the Norwegian network shares the vision of a diverse and gender balanced leadership, which is key for achieving the SDGs.

Published Dec. 13, 2021 11:17 AM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2022 1:20 PM