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Isabelle Ringnes is the co-founder of Equalitycheck.it, a technology product that measures diversity and inclusion in organizations through transparency and data collection and supports them with short/medium and long-term evidence-based solutions for gaps identified. In 2015 she founded TENK: a Technology Network for Women aiming to inspire women and girls to lean in and contribute to shaping our world’s future with technology. She has established two-yearly tech-camps for young girls and spoken to thousands of girls around Norway to inspire them to choose technology. Together with SOS Child Villages, she has initiated the project Digital Villages that aims to give children access to technology.
In 2014 she co-founded #Hunspanderer, a social movement addressing unconscious bias and gender stereotypes reaching millions of people. In 2016 she won a national competition granting her a scholarship to attend Singularity University at NASA Research Center where she is currently faculty on diversity. Isabelle has been named one of six Norwegians in “100 most influential people in Nordic Tech”, one of the 50 leading women in Tech in Norway and Inspiring Fifty women in tech in 2016 & 2019. Isabelle has produced a podcast called Future Forecast, discussing technology, leadership and sustainability with leaders and experts around the world, including guests like Randi Zuckerberg, Richard Quest and Simon Sinek. In 2019 she co-authoured a book called Hvem Spanderer about unconscious bias. Isabelle is a sought-after public speaker and a known profile on technology in the Norwegian news and TV Media. She is an active board member in Dermanor and the Norwegian Cancer Association.