About Challenge

About Challenge

CHALLENGE is a program for changing the gender balance at NHH through networking, training and mentor’s advice.

There is an under-representation of women, both at NHH and in leading business positions in general. The under-representation is greater the closer you get to the top of the career ladder.

CHALLENGE will address the career progression inequality by proposing a series of measures that aims at influencing the culture at NHH.

The Challenge project started 1 January 2020 and receives 1.2 million NOK form the Research Council of Norway under the BALANSE framework.

Challenge will address the career progression inequality by proposing measures to influence the culture at NHH. The project will involve both female and male faculty at NHH, who can all benefit from networking, training and mentors’ advice.

The network will pave the way to develop relevant research ideas from inputs from business, and bring back the results to business, so that the voice of female researchers can reverberate in the business world. The success of this project will have spillovers to teaching and strengthen the position of women overall.

The project will involve both female and male faculty at all stages of their career at NHH. These will benefit from networking, training and a mentoring scheme. The project has an internal focus on changing the culture, but also focuses on creating an external network and ties to the private sector that may help women climb the career ladder. 

The project will help NHH fulfil its vision of being a driving force in business and society, while contributing to a more gender balanced and inclusive academic institution.

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