Culture and Diversity; Stories for Work and Life is suited for anyone interested in the challenges and opportunities of adjusting to and living happily in a globalized world. A world where we're increasingly faced with great diversity in culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, perspectives and values, both in work and personal life. Illustrating theory with stories and pictures - sometimes with a humorous angle - we are invited to reflect, question ourselves, empathize and broaden our sense of inclusion. The author shares her experiences, reflections and observations, seen from the angle of a madic Norwegian national, a woman, a Diversity and Inclusion passionista. There are also numerous guest stories that enrich the book with various perspectives, the aim being that the reader will be inspired to find own solutions and actions about diversity and inclusion. A first class book for newcomers and experts alike. This really is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand more about the complex worlds of culture, diversity, and inclusion. I use the word complex because these are areas that constantly surprise those who work in these fields. For, just when you think that you understand an issue, ather perspective will reveal itself that sends you back to the drawing board again. Despite this Sunniva'Heggertveit-Aoudia's book is surprisingly easy to read, she kws how to ask the right questions and her obvious passion and enthusiasm for her subject matter shines through to the reader from every page. It is written in warm personable style which makes the difficult subject matter easier to digest and absorb. A delightful, valuable, and an interesting read. - Alan Cornes, author of the books Culture from the Inside Out. Travel - And Meet Yourself and Moral Me? Making good decisions in an intercultural world
Sunniva Heggertveit-Aoudia is currently working as a consultant, facilitator, mentor and coach (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach - CPCC, and Associate Certified Coach - ACC). She specializes within the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, working with large enterprises across Europe on activities such as reciprocal mentoring, inclusive leadership and cross-cultural intelligence. As a coach she works with medium-sized companies in Europe, as well as individual clients across three continents. Sunniva is also a volunteer member of the board in the Marseille-Provence chapter of the Professional Women's Network (PWN), where she has a 2-year role as Mentoring Manager. A Norwegian national, Sunniva lives with her French husband in Southern France. She has also lived and worked in Switzerland, Cyprus and the USA. A traveler at heart, she has visited numerous countries and continents, and continues exploring new places, enjoying the sights, the food and the differences.