“Stop talking and start acting”


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The corporate world is increasingly taking an interest in becoming more inclusive, but everyone seems to think that more is happening than it actually is, says Marie Louise Sunde, founder of Equality Check.

She was our guest in the first event during the Team Norway 2021 marathon for women, and in a virtual session on Zoom  she talked to Pilar Neves, Project Manager of Innovation Norway South America. Pilar is also the coordinator of NBCC´s Diversity Committee.

Marie Louise Sunde is the founder of the platform, Equality Check, where employees can leave anonymous reviews about equal opportunity, workplace culture, work/life balance, the management’s commitment to diversity and more. The founders of the platform believe it is possible to create a better workplace for everyone through transparency and accountability.

“You can call it TripAdvisor for the workplace, where employees can leave their reviews. A company needs five reviews to go online”, she explains.

Marie is a medical doctor, and holds a PhD in surgery. In 2018, she quit her job as a senior surgical resident to work full time as CEO in Equality Check.  Sunde is also the founder behind the youth-led organization #Hunspanderer in Norway 2015. #HunSpanderer has had two successful campaigns addressing unconscious bias and gender stereotypes reaching millions of people. Following the campaigns the founders saw a significant call for action and solutions on how to improve diversity in the workplace, and as a result, Equality Check was created.

“The world is diverse and all companies are providing services or products to the world, so to meet and see the needs of the clients, you need to reflect this diversity in your production team. Today, stakeholders demand is increasing and companies have to adapt. But what we need now, is to stop talking and start acting. Our goal is to ensure an equal workplace globally”, Marie Louise Sunde said in her chat with us.


Gender Equality will not be solved anytime soon unless we speed up the process, it says on the platform website. Would you like to know more about the platform, click here: https://www.equalitycheck.it/


4 day marathon
The event on March 26 marked the kick-off of the marathon of events organized by Team Norway in Brazil during the last days of March 2021.

From March 26-March 31, Team Norway in Brazil is organizing a total of eight events  in four days:

If you did not sign up yet, guarantee your virtual seat here:



Most of the events will take place in Portuguese.


29/3 10h O lugar da mulher é no agronegócio
Encontro virtual, Plataforma Zoom/Youtube, com Flavia Porto, Lucied Marques, e Aline Veloso, da Yara International

29/3 13h O lugar da mulher é na cadeira de CEO
Bate-papo, Plataforma Zoom com Veronica Coelho, Country Manager da Equinor do Brasil, e Cristiane De Lamare, Country Manager da Kongsberg Maritime

29/3 14h (Brasil) / 19h (Noruega) O lugar da mulher é no futebol e na música
Round-table, Plataforma Zoom com tradução, com Kathrine Synnes (Music Norway), Thais Picarte (Santos FC), Xenia Franca, e Charlotte dos Santos, and Fabiana Batistela, diretora Geral (SIM São Paulo). Evento moderado por Mariana Spinelli (ESPN)

30/3 10.30h (Brasil) / 15.30h (Noruega) O lugar da mulher é na ciência
Round-table no Youtube, com Katherine Beltrán Jiménez – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, e Victoria Neves Santos – Instituto Senai de Inovação em Biossintéticos e Fibras

30/3 17 h O lugar da mulher é na gastronomia
Live no Instagram com chef Denise Guerschman (O Escandinavo) e Helena Jazwik Tveraabak (Norioca Cooking)
Link da Live: @o.escandinavo

31/3 10h O lugar da mulher é na diplomacia
Live no Instagram com a Cônsul Geral da Noruega, Marianne Fosland, e a Cônsul Geral do Brasil em Madrid, Gisela Padovan. Evento em inglês.
Link da Live: @norueganobrasil

31/3 14 h O lugar da mulher é na plataforma de petróleo/ Mulheres em ambientes predominantemente masculinos
Mesa redonda, Plataforma Zoom, com Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso, Sócia da Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados, Roberta Rodrigues, MSc, Loss Adjuster, MSc – Brazil e WISTA Brazil Brasil, Yasmin Moraes, técnica de mecânica offshore da Aker Solutions, e Karol Pontes, aluna da Dream Learn Work.