Women in Finance
Women in Finance – FutureBoards Cross Border Dialogue took place on Jan 12th in Shanghai. The event was organized by the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and FutureBoards Norway, in partnership with the Norwegian Business Association and HerValue China, and sponsored by Wikborg Rein. The event welcomed over 130 participants, including executives from various industries, government officials, as well as female entrepreneurs. Several representatives from media platforms were invited, amplifying the awareness and exposure of the event.
Our opening Speaker, Lise Nordgaard, Consul General of Consulate General in Shanghai, took the floor for a powerful speech that highlighted the role female could play to push the society closer to gender equality. During the event, the topic of gender balance on corporate boards was discussed through multiple lens. Representatives from industry, research institutions, and investment firms shared their perspective, as well as how they could contribute to help remove barriers to recruiting more women in decision-making positions in the financial industry in Norway and China.
The presentations and the Q&A session were highly engaged, with many questions raised from the audience. Representatives from NBA member companies attended the event, and reverted with positive feedback. Moving forward, NBA will continue to collaborate with Team Norway to deliver valuable events on the topic of CSR and gender equality.