Benja, Stig Fagerland


An international advocate for womens voice and #WomenOnBoards and a #SHEconomystrategist.

Listed in the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), an EU agency ”resource pool” as “one of 12 “Woman Inspiring Europe”.

“Highly Commended”, in the European Diversity Award. In the category: “Campaigner Of The Year.”

She is an international #SHEconomy strategist (the relationship between women, the market and economics), and is often interviewed in international media including BBC World, ABC News, The Sunday Times Magazine, Financial Times' FT Magazine, DR, The Independent, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and The New York Times etc.

Internationally used as a speaker on women on boards, women in leadership, SHEconomy, leadership, talent- and performance management with public talks/year around the world.

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Blogger at Nettavisen, contributor to Huffington Post, Management Today, Le Huffington Post

The initiator behind The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise’s (NHO)

"FEMALE FUTURE - Mobilizing Talents"

During the last 16 years, she has been working to improve board diversity, to get more women into boards and senior management positions. Benjas main thesis the last 16 years has been, that bringing gender diversity in corporate boards and decision-making positions, is a business imperative, and a possibility to “detox” outdated boards and organizations – and boost economic growth. SHEconomy™ - it´s your business.

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