Born in Iceland, raised in Norway, schooled at Berkeley in New York in International Business Management. Has an international background in marketing and sales management. Co-founder and CMO of SuitMe, an Icelandic company that develops size recommendation software as well ass co-founder and GM of United Bloggers.
United Bloggers is a content marketing agency working exclusively with 107 norwegian bloggers within 9 different categories ranging from fashion to innovation. The company launched their publishing platform december 18th, and reaches 1,4 million norwegian women monthly through their blog network.
At Startup Grind we’re constantly asked how we face the challenge of the gender gap in our communities and what we’re doing to make our events more inclusive of women. Startup houses and co-working spaces want to know how they can create an environment more inviting and appealing to women,
attendees ask how we get female entrepreneurs to speak, and so on. There is no easy answer to all of this, but what we do know is incredible female entrepreneurs are EVERYWHERE. Still, while women are starting companies at 1.5 times the national average, they are consistently poorly represented in tech, accelerators, co-working spaces and startup events around the world.
Despite the fact that we were able to recognize a fantastic group of women
at Startup Grind Global
(our annual global conference) this past February, there is no denying it’s difficult for us and for Startup Grind chapter directors around the world to find female entrepreneurs in our communities–both to attend and speak–when the industry is hugely dominated by men.So for a second year in a row we’re facing that challenge head on. As part of that commitment to see change within our brand and our global community, we’re dedicating the month of May to our campaign for female entrepreneurship.
As of today, we’re proud to announce that over 75% of our chapters will host a female speaker at their events next month.
That’s 60 events in over 40 countries featuring the stories of super impressive female entrepreneurs. We’re working toward making this a regular occurrence, but we’ve still got work to do.