Tine Arentsen Willumsen
CEO, Above & Beyond Group and Founder of The Diversity Council
Tine Arentsen Willumsen, is a global expert in Diversity & Inclusion and is the owner and CEO of Above & Beyond Group and Founder of the international Diversity Council, which has partners such as: McKinsey & Co, Maersk, Microsoft, Vestas, PwC, the Central Bank of Denmark and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Diversity Council is a corporate alliance, which aims to accelerate diversity and inclusion internationally. To strengthen the female talent pipeline The Diversity Council also provides a tailor-made cross-industry Advanced Leadership Program for Women, in partnership with Financial Times/IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance. The Diversity Council is currently expanding from Denmark, to include councils in Scandinavia, United Kingdom and the Middle East.
In addition, Tine A Willumsen is the mind behind The Womenomics Nordic Business Conference, which for 6 years has addressed women’s impact on the global economy, the related growth possibilities and the need for more gender balance in leadership. The annual Womenomics Awards have previously be given to both the Academy Award winning actress, Geena Davis and HRH Crown Princess Mary.
Above & Beyond Group is also behind the campaign, ‘Lead the Future’ initiated by the Minister of Equal Opportunities in Denmark to highlight female role models with STEM careers.
In 2018, Tine wrote the book: Womenomics – Gender Diversity and the Rise of Female-Driven Growth Potential, with 12 company cases from both BMW, McKinsey and De Beers.
Tine Arentsen Willumsen is a board member of The British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark, a member of Global Women Leaders as well as Founder and President of the Sisterhood Foundation, which runs charity projects, education and micro-financing for girls and women in India.
Tine Arentsen Willumsen holds a Bachelor of Export and International Marketing from Singapore and an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris. She returned to Denmark after 23 years abroad, living in Sydney, Singapore, Zurich, Brussels, Paris and London, having had a top international career with, among others, the diamond conglomerate, De Beers and Bang & Olufsen.