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.
Community and Talents
Norway's largest community of talents with diverse background. 35+ nationalities. We host events, conferences, workshops, leadership roundtables and mentorship programs.
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 team has 10+ years of experience, with 5+ years in MAK
Launch of MAK in its current form with inaugural launch of MAK Forum, Norway's first arena for diversity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Community started growing to 200, launch of Norway's first Leadership Talent Conference, MAK Leadership Forum with HRH Crown Prince Couple in attendance.
Community grows to 400. We host multiple networking and leadership events and co-launch "Innoversity" with Innovation Norway.
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
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.
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.
The MAK Community
Access to the most diverse and international pool of talents
Selected Past Events and Presentations
Building leading national and international arenas for diversity, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship
Launch of campaign
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge.
The “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge” aims to bring together key leaders, decision-makers and personalities from businesses and organizations who believe in the value of diversity in the workplace. Increasing diversity and inclusion in business requires solutions both within and across organizations.