27 • 08 • 2022

The Annual is a yearly gala celebration that champions community, diversity, and co-creation for sustainable social innovation across the Nordics. The Annual gathers people from different backgrounds and walks of life, who are standouts in their fields and have shared values to bridge fragments of society into a cohesive whole.

The Annual invites us to listen, learn, springboard change, share our power and create lasting social value.

Why Attend The Annual?

You deserve a night out!

Food, delicious food.

Network, Network, Network!

Entertainment galore.

A legitimate reason to get dressed up in August.

Learn a bit more about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

What to expect at the Annual?

Commune with the movers and shakers from diverse backgrounds. Expand your horizon, network, and stimulate your intellect.

Have fun, laugh, be entertained and congregate with like minded social innovators.

What to Expect at The Annual?

Commune with the movers and shakers from diverse backgrounds from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Expand your horizon, network, and stimulate your intellect.

Have fun, laugh, be entertained and congregate with social innovators.

The Blaze Awards

Join us to congratulate and celebrate the Blaze Inclusion Awards Regional Winners who will be awarded at The Annual.

The Blaze Awards celebrate and illuminate trailblazers – individuals and organizations – who actively and passionately uplift Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives in their workspaces, communities and society overall. With a focus on the Nordic region, the Blaze Awards highlight DEIB champions in each country and recognise outstanding individuals and organisations whose practices shine within and beyond the Nordics.

GALA PROGRAM

Scandic Holmenkollen

Kongeveien 26, 0787 Oslo, Norway

27.08.2022

Suited & Booted

The most ambiguous category leaves the door open for trendy items. Come in your "Sunday's best" and most comfortable and unapologetic expression of self. A smile is your best accessory.

Entertainment

Speeches by motivational speakers and subject matter experts. Artistic performances and Dinner.

Meet Our Speakers

Chisom

Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, HerSpace & Mettle Consult

Chisom is an Economist, Organizational Design and DEI Strategist, and a 3 times founder with over 12 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and Utrecht University. Chisom has an analytical mind and works to interrogate the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, distribution and output…

Isabella Håkenstad

Youth Activist

Isabella Håkenstad (She/They), can easily be called a young human rights activist. At the age of 14 she founded her local pride called FossePride. Being the youngest of 3 sister she has learned from a very young age to speak up and speak her mind. Which she is still practicing…

Dominic Gorham

Guest Relations Manager at The Thief

Mr. Guest Relations himself, Dominic Gorham is a man who has carved out a niche for himself and perfected his craft. Of all the trendiest and luxurious places to visit and indulge in Oslo over the past 20 years, Dominic has been at the helm of a majority of them. 

Modern Idealist

…and more

Meet Our Speakers

Chisom

Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, HerSpace & Mettle Consult

Chisom is an Economist, Organizational Design and DEI Strategist, and a 3 times founder with over 12 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations and ExxonMobil…

Isabella Håkenstad

Youth Activist

Isabella Håkenstad (She/They), can easily be called a young human rights activist. At the age of 14 she founded her local pride called FossePride. Being the youngest of 3 sister she has learned from a very young age to speak up and speak her mind. Which she is still practicing…

Dominic Gorham

Guest Relations Manager at The Thief

Mr. Guest Relations himself, Dominic Gorham is a man who has carved out a niche for himself and perfected his craft. Of all the trendiest and luxurious places to visit and indulge in Oslo over the past 20 years, Dominic has been at the helm of a majority of them. 

Performances

Your gala evening will be made unforgettable by the resonating performances of diverse artists.
Modern Idealist with Meryn and Valerie
Selecta Harmony
Felicitas and Elsa
And many more!
Previous
Next

Get You Ticket

The Annual is an inclusive event that aims to congregate people from all walks of life. As seats are limited, it is circumspectly curated. If you’d like to attend, we’d love to hear from you.

Space is limited.
Sign up today.

Would you like to partner with us?

Shopping Cart

Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, HerSpace & Mettle Consult

Chisom

Chisom (She/They) is an Economist, Organizational Design and DEI Strategist, and a 3 times founder with over 12 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and Utrecht University. Chisom has an analytical mind and works to interrogate the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, distribution and output. She is adept at efficiently and effectively unlocking complex systems, data management, forecasting socio-economic trends and research. Having lived in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.
 
As the founder of Diversify, Chisom works with companies, governments and civil society to facilitate measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In 2020, mid-pandemic, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women-led companies and mothers. She is a thought-leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. Chisom is a life-long learner, and is currently enrolled at Harvard University, through its extension studies program.

Isabella Håkenstad

Isabella Håkenstad (She/They), can easily be called a young human rights activist. At the age of 14 she founded her local pride called FossePride. Being the youngest of 3 sisters, she has learned from a very young age to speak up and speak her mind. Today, she uses her voice to speak about topics close to her heart such as LGBTQ+ rights. Being a member of the rainbow family herself, and having experienced violence because of it, she is trying to create a platform for young people to be themselves and feel safe to love who they love regardless of their gender. As a young activist and spokesperson, she understands the importance of allyship through education and regularly holds lectures about topics such as the importance of allyship and pronouns.

Youth Activist

Dominic Gorham

Guest Relations Manager at The Thief

Mr. Guest Relations himself, Dominic Gorham (He/Him) is a man who has carved out a niche for himself and perfected his craft. Of all the trendiest and luxurious places to visit and indulge in Oslo over the past 20 years, Dominic has been at the helm of a majority of them. A trusted partner of globally renowned artists, his availability often determines if and when International Stars come to Oslo. Dominic curates unforgettable, quality and rich experiences. His work ethic is unmatched and defines a standard of excellence above all others.

From a multi-ethnic background, he’s fluent in Norwegian, French and English. Dom comes from a large family and loves with a big heart. He’s fiercely loyal and his circle goes back to childhood friendships he nurtures to this day.

He is gracious, humble and a role model to many. He creates space where there are seemingly none, and holds the door open for countless others to pass through. If you are lucky enough to know him and call him a friend, then you will have a rich life.

It’s difficult to quantify a man like Dominic in words, he has to be experienced.

Enter your information using the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.