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Leading diversity. Accelerating inclusion.
Catalyzing Change.

MAK is Norway's leading organization working with systemic change to improve and progress diversity and inclusion for Norway and Norwegian businesses. We have access to the largest community of talents with intercultural background, we educate and support organizations and we provide thought leadership.

MAK is a volunteer-driven platform to accelerate and amplify the progress of diversity and inclusion in Norway and the Nordics.

Having a holistic and systemic approach on change and leading the national work on diversity and inclusion, with a particular focus on intercultural and ethnic diversity, we are working to showcase why and how diversity can be a key competitive advantage for Norway and Norwegian businesses. Our core focus is on three key stakeholders to drive systemic change;
1) Empowering diverse talents, 2) Educating and leapfrogging diversity and inclusion in Organizations and 3) Re-shaping the societal narrative on why diversity is a key competitive advantage for Norway and Norwegian businesses through thought leadership and conversations.
people

Community and Talents

Norway's largest community of talents with diverse background. 35+ nationalities. We host events, conferences, workshops, leadership roundtables and mentorship programs.
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Organizations

Supporting organizations to create awareness, education, co-creation of diversity initiatives. We provide education, lectures, workshops, trainings, mentoring and other initiatives.
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Society and Thought Leadership

Shifting and shaping the narrative in the society on diversity as a competitive advantage. We work with data, opinion pieces, thought leadership, debates, articles and speeches.

We focus on Leadership Innovation Entrepreneurship

Corporate and Leadership Track

Initiatives to empower and accelerate talents and organization in a corporate career track through providing relevant education, toolbox, arenas and democratizing access to opportunities.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track

Initiatives to empower and accelerate aspiring or existing entrepreneurs. We connect, accelerate and enable through relevant education, toolbox, arenas and access to capital and network.

Our Journey

Our team has 10+ years of experience, with 5+ years in MAK

The beginning

Launch of MAK in its current form with inaugural launch of MAK Forum, Norway's first arena for diversity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
2015

Early times

Community started growing to 200, launch of Norway's first Leadership Talent Conference, MAK Leadership Forum with HRH Crown Prince Couple in attendance.
2016

Community Growth

Community grows to 400. We host multiple networking and leadership events and co-launch "Innoversity" with Innovation Norway.
2017

From Community to Systems Change

We move from a community organization to a systems change organization. Launched "MAK X", Norway's most diverse arena for innovation and entrepreneurship
2018

Talents, Organizations and Society

We strengthened our work on community through launching "MAK X" for the second time and initiated our work on co-creating initiatives with organizations.
2019

A data-centered systems approach

2020 marked our 5th year and a pivot to becoming the leading systems change organization in Norway and the Nordics on diversity and inclusion, with data at the core.
2020

The MAK Community

Access to the most diverse and international pool of talents
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650+

Members
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35+

Nationalities
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44%

Female
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80%

3+ languages

Selected Past Events and Presentations

Building leading national and international arenas for diversity, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship

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Selected overview of partners, supporters and contributors in the past

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Contact details

MAK
post@makorg.no
+47 99470665