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May Monthly Meeting

May 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ms. Lisa Ann Cooper on her Work in Norway

In 1987, when Lisa Ann Cooper was 25, she met with explicit racism for the first time in her life. With a new job in New York City, she needed a suitable apartment and asked a lodging rental agency to find one, only to be told that the agency did not rent to Blacks. This incidence marked the beginning of a long career fighting racism and intolerance and promoting integration and equality.

She has lived in Norway since 1989 and is fluent in Norwegian. She has an MBA from BI (Norwegian Business School) and a bachelor in marketing from Penn State University.

Lisa Cooper worked for the Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (DEI) for over 16 years. While working with the Integration and Diversity Directorate in 2006-2008, she oversaw the portfolio of diversity and integration strategy development for Norway. Since 2008, she has led her own consulting practice.

Lisa is the founder and CEO of several social enterprises in Norway that are focused on creating social change with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, mentoring, arts, culture, and youth. She will talk about her career journey in Norway and some of her projects and enterprises that she established to promote diversity, counter racism and make Norway a more inclusive society.

DATE/TIME:       Monday, May 8 at 18:45 (for 19:00)

SIGN UP:            To Anita Solheim by email.



May 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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International Forum Oslo
973 25 290


Vinderen Seniorsenter
Slemdalsveien 72
Oslo, Viken 0373 Norway
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