Leading Diversity.
Accelerating Inclusion.
Catalyzing Change.

MAK is a social impact organization pioneering the work on accelerating the progression of DE&I in the Nordics. We work with diverse talents, executives, organizations, and policymakers. Want to make a change together with us?

The leading think-do-tank working on systems change to accelerate the state of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Nordics.

Our Stakeholders

MAK works with three main constituencies

Community and Talents

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

Our Offerings

  • MAK Community – Physical and virtual
  • World Class convenings (MAK X, MAK Leadership Forum, MAK Disrupt, Impact Breakfast, International Reception at Oslo Innovation Week, Innoversity)
  • Access to toolbox, including networking arenas, upskilling and mentorship
  • Fellowships (Corporate, Investors and VC)

Organizations and Businesses

Supporting organizations. Awareness, education, co-creation of diversity initiatives. We provide lectures, workshops, trainings, mentoring and other initiatives.

Our Offerings

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Keynotes, lectures and speeches
  • Workshops and Trainings (DE&I, Unconscious Bias, Inclusive Leadership etc.)
  • MAK CEO Network (CEO Commitment for DE&I)
  • DE&I Strategies, advisory and consulting

Society, Policy, Thought Leadership

Shaping the narrative and policies in society on DE&I. We work with data, opinion pieces, thought leadership, debates, articles and speeches.

Our Offerings

  • Initiatives to improve science and data (e.g. #TakeAction)
  • Thought leadership on DE&I and SDGs
  • Co-creation of Opinion pieces and Op-Eds (30+)
  • Input to shape policies and government initiatives
  • Coalitions, collaborations and partnerships for impact

Our Program Tracks

MAK has four overarching thematic areas that targets different stakeholders within different verticals and ecosystems through targeted initiatives.

Corporate and Leadership

1. Empowering early to mid-stage professionals to leap their leadership journey in existing corporations.

2. Building arenas for matchmaking, mentoring, ups killing and fellowships.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

1. Building the pipeline for next generation of exceptional founders building world class companies.

2. Convening World Class arenas connecting local and global startup ecosystems, matchmaking and empowerment.

Investors and VC

1. Empowering the next generation investors with diverse background to be prepared to become angel investors, venture capitalists or take on institutional positions deploying capital.

2. Upskilling, matchmaking and fellowships.

CEOs, Executive and Board of Directors

1. Building the pipeline for top executive talents, connecting with existing top executives and decision makers.

2. Curating an Executive Forum for existing CEOs and Board Members to accelerate DE&I.

MAK in Numbers

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Systemic initiatives

Some of our initiatives

A selected portfolio of initiatives

The "Paris Agreement" for DE&I

MAK has co-initiated the CEO Commitment for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The CEO Commitment is a pledge and executive network that bring together CEOs to act on change. To this date, more than 70 CEOs have signed  in the first-of-its kind initiative in the Nordics.

Investment Fellowship

Through a collaboration with WE& Capital, MAK has launched a fellowship to accelerate the representation of diverse founders and investors in Norway. The ambition of the fellowship is to increase the representation and capital deployed with 10x by 2024. 

World Class Convenings

World-class convenings connecting diverse talents, executives, policymakers, and investors. MAK X was the most international & diverse arena for innovation and entrepreneurship in Norway.

Partners and Contributors

Some of our partners and contributors over time…​

In Media...

As seen in (selected outlets)

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Let's make a change together

Magic happens when a diverse set of minds meet to make change. Let’s create change and advance the state of DE&I together and accelerate the progression towards 2030.

© 2024 · MAK · Organization number 916650507