Boston Consulting Group

Matias Pollmann-Larsen, Principal 

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E-mail: Pollmann-Larsen.Matias@bcg.com

UN City

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2100 København Ø

Denmark

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Gender Diversity Roundtable Denmark

Bringing Denmark to the Forefront of Gender Diversity

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and UN Women Nordic Office bring together 16 Danish leaders in The Gender Diversity Roundtable (GDR), an initiative to share experiences and best practices on how to advance gender diversity in Denmark.

 

Leaders need gender diversity to perform, however today there are still very few female top leaders in Denmark, and companies, institutions, and organizations lose out on the value that diverse management brings.  

 

To obtain gender diversity leaders must step-change efforts along the career ladder.

 

GDR is dedicated to identifying concrete and actionable steps to advance gender diversity along the career journey – from education to the executive team – with the objective to strengthen performance and promote greater diversity in management teams.

 

GDR is a beacon for gender diversity in Denmark and provides perspectives to influence policymakers to create the optimal environment for gender diversity in Denmark.

 

GDR is managed and facilitated by UN Women Nordic Office and Boston Consulting Group. BCG is supporting with related publications.

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Roundtable members

To have the broadest Impact in Danish Society, UN Women and BCG brings together in the Roundtable 16 Leaders of the Danish Private Sector, Educational Institutions and Societal Member Organizations
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Caroline Rusten

Director

UN Women Nordic Office

 

 

Caroline has been the Director of the UN Women Nordic Liaison Office since September 2018. She has been in UN Women since 2015 and before her current role, she worked as UN Women Chief Humanitarian in New York, and UN Women Country Programme Manager in Somalia. Before joining UN Women, Caroline worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the World Bank and UNDP among others. Caroline holds a PhD in Political Geography.   

 

Mai-Britt Poulsen

Partner & Managing Director, Global Chief of Staff

Boston Consulting Group

Mai-Britt is Partner and Managing Partner and Global Chief of Staff of the Boston Consulting Group. She has until recently been on the global Women@BCG leadership team, serving as Chair for Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions, working on strengthening the diversity agenda inside and outside of BCG. She is a co-founder of the Gender Diversity Roundtable Denmark.

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Asger Ryhl Founder/Alumni

Director, Office of the Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

Mr. Ryhl started his UN career in 1993, and became Director of the UN Women Nordic Office in Copenhagen on 25 March 2013. 

Prior he was a Senior Advisor in the Office of the DED/ASG in UN Women and to the ED/USG on Nordic affairs, after being the UNFPA Representative in Papua New Guinea in 2009. Before this he held roles for UNFPA, including Chief of the Nordic Office in Copenhagen and resource mobilization officer in New York. 

 

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Anders Bjarklev

President

Technical University of Denmark

 

Anders is Dr.Techn. and President of Technical University of Denmark since 2011. Anders is Chairman of the Danish Rectors’ Conference of Universities Denmark. Anders has a research background in optical fibres and optical communication, among others.

Anders Schelde

Chief Investment Officer

MP Pension

 

 

M.Sc. Economics from Copenhagen University, MBA from Copenhagen Business School.

Anders has worked in the financial sector since 1989, as investment director for nearly a decade at Velliv (formerly Nordea Liv & Pension) and MP Pension since 2017. An active investor committed to delivering high returns on a responsible basis.

Hanne Leth Andersen

President

Roskilde University

 

 

Hanne is rector at Roskilde University (RUC) since 2014. Prior to that she was vice rector at RUC, after a period as director at CBS Learning Lab. She has also served as vice-dean, head of studies and professor at Aarhus University.

Henriette Laursen

Director

KVINFO

 

 

Henriette is the newly appointed director of KVINFO. She is a lawyer, and started her career at the Attorney General before she became director for the Danish AIDS fund for a number of years, only interrupted by two years of posting in Vietnam. Most recently, she has been Secretary General of the Danish Youth Council.

Henrik C. Wegener

President

University of Copenhagen

 

Henrik has been the rector of the University of Copenhagen since March 1, 2017. He is M.Sc. in Food Science (1988) and Ph.D. in Microbiology (1992). Furthermore, he holds a Master of Public  Administration (2007).

Jais Valeur

CEO

Danish Crown

 

Jais is M.Sc.in Economics. He has previously worked at Arla Foods, Fonterra and Royal Unibrew. Since 2015, he has been Group CEO at Danish Crown.

Kasper Sand Kjær

President

Danish Youth Council

 

 

Kasper is the former president of both local and regional branches of DSU. From 2012 to 2015, he works as a youth consultant at LO. He has been VP in Fri Kultur, an organization which focuses on promoting democracy in Belarus. Kasper studies education science at at Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet.

Lars Werge Andersen

President

The Danish Union of Journalists

Lars is the president of The Danish Union of Journalists since 2015, and before that he was vice-president of the Union for four years after decades of working in Danish journalism. Lars Werge is also chairman of AJKS – the unemployment insurance fund of the media and communication business in Denmark.

Malou Aamund

Country Director

Google Denmark

Malou is the Country Director for Google Denmark. She has previously held international leadership positions at Microsoft and IBM in Europe, EMEA and Americas. Malou was Member of Parliament for four years and acted as a spokesperson on science, technology and innovation. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business.

Morten Mølholm Hansen

CEO

Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF)

Morten is 55 years old and holds a Master in both Political Science and Corporate Communication. Since 2015 he has been CEO at the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF). Prior to that he was Director of Development at DIF.

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Nikolaj Malchow-Møller

President

CBS

 

 

Nikolaj Malchow-Møller is Ph.D. and Professor of Economics. He has served as director of research at CBS and as head of the department and later dean at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He established and chaired the SDU’ social science faculty’s gender equality committee. As of March 2019, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller is the new president of CBS.

Peder Holk Nielsen

President and CEO

Novozymes

Peder has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, and he holds a B.Com. in International Business Management. Before becoming President and CEO of Novozymes in 2013, he held different positions as EVP within Novozymes. Peder has also held various leadership positions in business development and R&D Novo Nordisk.

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Per Michael Johansen

Rector

Aalborg University

 

 

Professor Per Michael Johansen has been Rector of Aalborg University since 2014. He holds a PhD in Physical Optics from Aalborg University, a DSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen, and is the former Dean of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark.  Currently, Per Michael Johansen is Vice Chair of the Danish Rectors’ Conference. 

 

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Pernille Erenbjerg

Deputy Chair 

Millicom

 

 

 Pernille is the Deputy Chair of international mobile and cable operator Millicom, and in addition to this serves on the boards of Nordea and Genmab. From 2003 to 2018 Pernille held multiple leadership positions within the TDC Group, latest as Group CEO and president until December 2018. She holds a Master of Science in Business Economics from CBS (Copenhagen Business School)and is today an adjunct professor of  CBS.  

Thomas Bustrup

COO/Deputy Director General

Confederation of Danish Industry

 

Thomas Bustrup has worked on the agenda of internationalization of Danish companies in the EU and globally throughout his career with a strong focus on emerging markets. Promoting the best possible business conditions for growth of companies in Denmark has been at the forefront of all his efforts, as he has assisted companies in accessing new markets around the world. Furthermore, Thomas Bustrup has many years of experience in undertaking Danish business interests in EU policy. Thomas Bustrup holds several board memberships including vice-chairmanship of the board of Global Compact Network Denmark and the organization World’s Best News. 

Thomas Thune Andersen

Chairman

Ørsted

 

 

Thomas is Chairman of the Board of directors of Ørsted A/S and has many years of experience from the energy sector and sits on the boards of directors of several international companies dealing in energy, logistics and distribution.

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 Focus will be discussion on findings from survey and analysis of challenges and initiatives in each organization, sharing of experiences and endorsement of Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP). 

Events

Roundtable meetings for invited will be held to discuss challenges and share best practices

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Participants will commit to implement key initiatives and time-line including milestones will be agreed and implemented.

 
 

Meetings

The Members of the Roundtable have been meeting regularly since 2017. 

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Wake Up Denmark

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AGENDA

09:15   Arrival and Security Check

09:50   Group photo

10:00   Welcome and Introduction

10:10   Status on Diversity in Denmark, Mai-Britt Poulsen 

10:25   Gender Diversity & STEM, Thomas Tune Andersen

10:40   Investors' Angle: The value of diversity, Anders Schelde

10:55   The Urgency to Achieve the 2030 Goals, Caroline Rusten

11.00   Discussion: How can we contribute effectively?

11:50   Final Remarks and Way Forward, Caroline Rusten

12:00   Closing and Networking

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Perspectives: How to Advance Gender Diversity

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Friday, November 10th 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 København Ø, Denmark

 

Gender Diversity Roundtable Denmark #2

 From Insights to Action: Members Implementing Key Initiatives

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM

UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 København Ø, Denmark

 

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 Experience Sharing and Perspectives from Current and Future Danish Leaders

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Pictures

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Video 

Video from the Gender Diversity Roundtable #2 by BCG
 

Resources

Download and Access related Reports and Publications 
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Universities Are Key to Unlocking Diversity in Denmark

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Leaders must Step-Change Diversity along the Career Ladder to Perform

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The Rewards of an Engaged Female Workforce

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling - An Analytical Approach to Advancing Women into Leadership Roles

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Experts on Gender Diversity in Denmark involved in the GDR

Nina Smith

Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics

Aarhus University

E-mail: nsmith@econ.au.dk

Web: www.econ.au.dk

Lisbeth Odgaard Madsen

Founder and CEO

Potential Company

 

E-mail: lom@potentialco.dk

Web: www.potentialco.dk

 

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