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This event occurred on
December 1, 2018
Odense, Syddanmark

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First Hotel Grand
Jernbanegade 18
Odense, Syddanmark, 5000
Event type:
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Ania Rybacka

Vocalist Ania Rybacka is joined by Łukasz Borowicki on Guitar and Marius Praśniewski on Double bass.

Beatriz Hernandez de Fuhr

Mentor Network's Coordinator at Kvinfo
How do we make meaningful connections between two women? Meet Beatriz Hernandez de Fuhr, who has spent the past years connecting over 8000 women together, with an idea that is so simple, and so successful, it has been replicated in 30 countries around the world. KVINFO, the Danish Center for Information of Gender Equality and Diversity, features a Mentor Network designed by anthropologists Gunhild Riske in 2002. It started as a pilot project to enhance integration of immigrant and refugee women into Danish society. By focusing on strengthening women’s active participation in society, KVINFO's Mentor Network helps women achieve goals such as entering the Danish job market and integrating into society. “The most amazing thing about the mentor network is that everybody can contribute, mentors, mentees and also us learn a lot from the process” Beatriz says. “This isn’t just another program, this is a life experience. I help bring real change into the lives of women.”

Emilie Møllenbach

Product Design Lead at MobilePay
The small overlap between what we want to create in the world, and what is within our power to create, is the space that designers look for. MobilePay’s product design lead Emilie Møllenbach spends her time understanding how humans interact with digital systems to make simple solutions for complicated problems. She noticed how small changes can have a big impact. A swipe, a click, a keypress, might seem insignificant to most. But to an interaction designer like Møllenbach, great meaning can be found in the smallest of things. What if you could use those same observations to help design a better interface to yourself? “The war for gender empowerment is a war inside of me - And it is not really a gender issue, but an issue of being human” Møllenbach has decades of experience as a digital design academic, educator, and practitioner, and has a personal passion for behavioural, developmental psychology and spiritual self-development. “It’s not about being a woman, it is about being human”

Jenifer Clausell-Tormos

Founder & CEO at Develop Diverse
What if we could check our writing for gender bias using the same tools we use to check for spelling errors? Meet Jenifer Clausell-Tormos, a research scientist with a PhD in Biochemistry and Technology Development, and her software GScan - A spell-checker for gender. If you could remove gender bias from text as easily as you can remove spelling mistakes, how would it change the world? Clausell-Tormos has the idea that technology can help achieve faster gender balance and diversity particularly in businesses. By running her gender scanner over job ads, it can make job descriptions equally attractive to both talented women and men by neutralizing the gender of their content. Gender neutral job ads can lead to a more balanced workforce. “By making every man and woman aware of their own unconscious biases we can change how gender is represented in the workplace”

Lesley Ann Brown

Author and poet
Trinidadian-American writer and activist, Lesley-Ann Brown, explores motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for Black and Indigenous peoples. Having moved to Copenhagen, Denmark from Brooklyn over 18 years ago, Brown attempts to contextualise her and her son’s existence in a post-colonial and supposedly post-racial world. Through deeply personal, poetic letters to her son, Brown writes the past into the present – creating a challenging, engaging, beautiful and dramatic talk that starts with the seemingly simple question: What country are you from? “As a woman, my country is the whole world”. What powerful stories guide our existence and understanding of the past? We all have a responsibility to tell our story. Through our exploration and acceptance of other perspectives, can we begin to pave the way towards liberation in hopes of understanding who we truly are?

Mie Pedersen

Mie Pedersen wants to give you a taste of her most creative ideas. 33 year old Pedersen has over 15 years experience in the restaurant industry, and tonight she will share more than just a passion for food. She will serve up the secret stories behind her culinary creations. Giving you more than just a taste of an idea. Designed especially for the exclusive TEDxOdenseWomen dinner, Pedersen’s 12-course menu walks us through the flavours of her stories. From the sweet to the sour, her zest for expression, the essence of childhood, the aromas of a memory, and the seasoning of life. Pedersen puts her best ideas directly on your plate. “I’m passionate about being creative in the kitchen. But I’m also determined, and reach out for my goals. I’m always up for challenges and like to experiment until I get the results I dream of.”

Organizing team


Odense, Denmark


Odense C, Denmark