November 2013
November 6th 2013: The Responsible Business Conference in the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, organized by CCD, the Norwegian-German Chamber of Commerce and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin. The conference includes speakers from the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Embassies and Nordic and German business leaders from major companies. Results from the Nordic 500 will be presented in the conference. For more information contact or

See also Marit Hoel on LinkedIn.


June 2013
June 11th 2013: First meeting of the FKi Beirat in Berlin, hosted by Bundesministerin Kristina Schröder, Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend.  


April 2013 
Marit Hoel is invited by Bundesministerin Kristina Schröder, Germany, to become a member of the FKi Beriat in Germany

October 2012
 The Responsible Innovation conference at Oslo Børs:  CCD and partners organized a fully booked conference with international and Nordic speakers. CCD presented the first results from the Nordic 500 study. Results from the Nordic 500 study were cited in a number of Nordic media.

October 2012
The first part of the Nordic 500 Study will be released on the Nordic Responsible Innovation Conference on October 10 in Oslo.

August 2012
CCD is pleased to welcome Kathrin Luze-Hercz, Stellvertretende Geschäftsführerin, Executive Vice President, Deutsch-Norwegische Handelskammer as a new member of the Nordic 500 Board.

July 2012
CCD is pleased to welcome Deutsch-Norwegische Handelskammer as partner for the upcoming Nordic Responsible Innovation conference on the Oslo Stock Exchange October 10, 2012 and an upcoming conference in Berlin 2013.

May 2012
CCD, Nordic Innovation and the Nordic 500 Board will announce the program for the Nordic Responsible Innovation Conference October 10th 2012 on the Oslo Stock Exchange

January 2012
CCD, Nordic Innovation and The Ministry for Trade and Industry Norway set up a steering committe for a Nordic CSR Conference in Trondheim in October 2012

September 2011
Marit Hoel has been asked to act as Chair of the 5th Global Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Barcelona, February 22nd and 23rd 2012.

September 2011
CCD is pleased to announce that Børre Jacobsen, Corporate Affairs Director, Norske Shell and Ivar Kristensen, CEO, Nordic Innovation will participate as members of the Nordic 500 Advisory Board.

June 2011
CCD receives grants from the Nordic Innovation Center under the Nordic Council of Ministers for the 2011-2013 Nordic 500:  “Nordic Experiences – Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation Strategies in Nordic Companies”. The Nordic 500 partners with major corporations, and will host The Nordic Frontrunner Conference in 2012.  Read more under Nordic 500.

May 2011
Marit Hoel is the invited guest writer in The Norwegian State Ownership Report of 2010, from the Ministry of Trade and Industry Norway, with the article “Norwegian and Nordic industrial policy: Corporate social responsibility, equality and innovation”.

May 2011
CCD is pleased to announce that Jan Koivurinta, Investor& Entrepreneur, and Petteri Wallden, Chair, Nokian Tyres, Finland, will participate as board members for the Nordic 500.

March 8, 2011
Marit Hoel speaks at the March 8th Event in Berlin, hosted by the Embassies of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.  Speakers:  Norwegian Ambassador Sven Erik Svedman, Dr. Marit Hoel, leader of Center for Corporate Diversity, Oslo, Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, Bundestagspräsidentin a. D.

February 9, 2011
Marit Hoel speaks at the Ogder Berndtson Conference in Berlin: Zukunft der deutschen Aufsictsräte. Speakers included Bundesministerin der Justiz, Sabine Leuthausser-Schnarrenberger and Vorsitzende der Bundestagfraktion Die Grünen, Renate Künast.

February 8, 2011
Center for Corporate Diversity and The American Embassy in Oslo host a breakfast meeting in the Residence in Nobels gt. in Oslo to discuss Social Entrepreneurship.

January 26, 2011
Marit Hoel is invited to a meeting hosted by the Minister for Trade and Industry to discuss Gender Equality issues in for the forthcoming White Paper on State Ownership.

November 18, 2010
Marit Hoel speaks at the Women and Leadership Conference in Stockholm

October 25, 2010
Marit Hoel speaks at the annual conference of the finance newspaper il Sole 24 Ore in Milan, Italy

August 2010
CCD is pleased to welcome Sven Mollekleiv, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Relations and CSR Det Norske Veritas and President of Norwegian Red Cross as a memeber of The Nordic 500 Board.

September 15, 2010
Marit Hoel is invited speaker at a global conference on Board Gender Parity in the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins University, Washington D.C.

September 7, 2010
Marit Hoel speaks at a conference on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, hosted by Stavanger Chamber of Commerce and Strømme Foundation.

August 23, 2010
Marit Hoel speaks at an ONS event hosted by Shell Norway in Stavanger.

July 4, 2010
Marit Hoel is main speaker at the Swedish Business Managers Organization Conference in the Politician Week, Almedalen, Gotland.

May 25, 2010
Marit Hoel speaks at a conference in the City Hall of Milan, Sala Alessi, Palazzo Marino: Diversity and Innovation in the Nordic Countries. Mayor of Milan Letizia Moratti opens the conference.

April 26, 2010
Marit Hoel comments on the Norwegian Quota law in Time Magazine.,9171,1982304,00.html

March 25, 2010
An interview with Marit Hoel is published in Stern Magazine, Germany.

March 22, 2010
Marit Hoel publish her invited comments on the Norwegian quota Law in  New York Times.

March 17, 2010
A Webinterwiev with Marit Hoel is published by Center for Women in Leadership, Australia.

March 5, 2010
Marit Hoel speaks at a seminar organized by Frauen Union der CDU Deutschlands. The seminar is opened by Staatsministerin Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer MdB, Vorsitzende der Frauen Union der CDU Deutschlands.

March 5, 2010
Marit Hoel speaks at the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin.

January 28, 2010
Marit Hoel participates in a Newstalk studio debate, Radio Ireland.

November 19, 2009
CCD releases new data on diversity in leadership from the 100 largest companies in Norway.  The data is published in the Female FTSE 100 Report from Cranfield School of Management in London. Marit Hoel and Irene Erhardt-Wästberg from CCD take part in the FTSE 100 Conference.

November 2, 2009
Marit Hoel speaks at the Equality Conference organized by Skattedirektoratet (Norwegian Tax Administration) in Oslo.

October 6, 2009
Marit Hoel meets with Första APFonden in Stockholm, to be interviewed for the Governance Report from the investment fund.

October, 2009
CCD finishes the 2009 report on Norway 100: An analysis of top leadership and boards in the 100 largest companies in Norway.

September 22, 2009
Marit Hoel presents CCD at the Deutsch-Norwegische Handelskammer in Oslo, on the occasion of the visit of State Secretary Karin Wiedemann, Schleswig-Holstein.

September 12/13, 2009
Marit Hoel participates in the BBC World program series:
Thinking big – A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom.
The program was broadcasted 7 times during the weekend.

September, 2009
CCD welcomes Telenor as partner for the Nordic 500, and welcomes
Bjørn Magnus Kopperud as a member of the Diversity Council.

August, 2009
CCD welcomes Frode Berge as a member of the CCD Board.

June 20, 2009
Marit Hoel speaks at EWMD 25th Anniversary Conference in Brussels.

June 16, 2009
An interview with Marit Hoel is published as part of an article from Norway by Richard Milne in Financial Times.

June 5, 2009
Marit Hoel participates in a program on women on Boards in a program broadcasted on the German TV stations Deutsche Welle and ARD

March 19, 2009
2008 Nordic 500 released in Oslo
CCD today released the Nordic 500 at a conference in The National Library in Oslo. International speakers participated in the conference: Celia de Anca, Director for the Center for Diversity, IE Business School Madrid, professor Sue Vinnicombe, Cranfield School of Management, UK, and Director Ellena Fedyashina, Committee of 20, Moscow. The conference was attended by industrial leders, organizations and press.

November 28, 2008
Marit Hoel speaks at a conference in Albacete, Spain, organized by the Association of Employers from 
Campollano (ADECA), and SEPECAM ( Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha).

November 10, 2008
CCD/Marit Hoel receive the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award, at the TIAW World of Difference Awards Gala in Toronto Canada, for their work to support women's advancement in corporate life (see

November 10, 2008
Marit Hoel speaks at the TIAW Global Partnership Forum, Toronto Canada.

September 19, 2008
Marit Hoel speaks at an international conference organized at Bifrost University in Reykjavik, Iceland.

September 1, 2008
Marit Hoel speaks at the Christian Democratic Party Gathering in Bergen.

June 11, 2008
Marit Hoel speaks at an IWE-conference – International Women of Excellence - hosted by Volvo in Gothenburg.

May 12, 2008
Marit Hoel and Irene Wästberg will partcipate at a study release conference at the London Stock Exchange.

April 5, 2008
Marit Hoel will speak at the annual women’s conference organized by the Christian Democratic Party in Oslo, Norway.

March 5, 2008 
Marit Hoel spoke at a global conference on women and diversity in Toledo, Spain. The conference was organized by the Fundacion Rayet.

January 2008
CCD has received support from the Ministry for Trade and Industry for the Nordic 500 study in 2008. Together with the partners for the study CCD will organize a release conference in Oslo in November 2008, an ”invited only” event.

December 2007
Marit Hoel has submitted her contribution “The Quota Story” for publishing in an international book on Women on Boards, to be published on Elgar Books, London, in September 2008.

November 13, 2007
CCD organized a conference on The Oslo Stock Exchange: “Ethics and Enterprise on Oslo Børs (OSE)”. Spesial guests were State Secretary Frode Berge, Ministry for Trade and Industry and President in the Nordic Council, Dagfinn Høybråten. Several members of CCD Nordic 500 Advisory Board gave presentations, among them Bente A. Landsnes, Harald Norvik, Johan Nic. Vold, Olaug Svarva, Carina Lundberg and David Loughman. Marit Hoel presented the story behind the quota law in Norway, and presented new statistics on the development of women board directors in the public limited companies that are targeted by the law.

June 2007
Marit Hoel gave an opening lecture at the first Women Equality Conference arranged by Kristelig Folkeparti (Christian Democrats Party) on June 2nd, in Oslo. She presented new data on Women Board Directors in Norway (see press release).
New data was presented also at the Foreign Press Association in Oslo on June 5th.
On June 7th Marit gave a speech at the Nordic Forum in Stockholm.

March 2007
5 år med lovforslag om kjønnkvotering til styrene 
CCD will publish a press release in English after March 6th

October 2006
CCD has published a status report on Women in Corporate Leadership.

September 2006
CCD/Marit Hoel has been commisioned by LO to update the representation of employees in ASA companies in Norway.

September 2006
CCD partners with Gjensidige and Mandag Morgen to host a diversity seminar at Gjensidige in Oslo.

August 2006
CCD will undertake the second Nordic 500 study during fall/winter 2006/2007. The Nordic 500 will investigate management and board diversity in the 500 largest companies in the nordic countries. The study will be presented in the second half of 2007.

May 2006
Marit Hoel was a speaker at a womans event in the Norwegian Parliament om May 15th 2006. The event was organized by the Social Democratic Party in the Parliament.

March 2006
In March 2006 CCD launched a new initiative: Boardbuiliding is a network initiative among very skilled corporate women in Norway.

May 2005
CCD released their new analysis of corporate women in Oslo on May 27th, entitled "Women Board Directors in Norway 2005".