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The Equality Check team pictured together in 2021.

From social movement to technology provider.

In 2015, after arriving back from attending the UN women’s conference in New York, Equality Check co-founder, Marie Louise Sunde bumped into an old school friend, Isabelle Ringnes. In their professional lives - Marie as a junior surgical resident , and Isabelle as a tech evangelist - both had personal experiences of the entrenched stereotypes and gender bias still in powerful effect within traditionally male-dominated fields. In sharing their experiences with one another, they came to a realisation that instead of waiting for change to happen, they could engineer it themselves.

They started with a hugely successful youth-led social campaign movement in their native Norway to raise awareness and discussions around gender stereotypes and unconscious bias. With momentum building, the pair became respected authorities in Norway on workplace equality, becoming trusted advisors for CEOs and politicians, and eventually publishing a book together “Hvem spanderer? Fordommene du ikke visste du hadde” (Who’s paying? Biases you didn’t know you had).

In 2017 they raised funds for a research project together with the Norwegian government’s Centre for Research on Gender Equality (CORE) to look at how to improve diversity in the workplace. During their research and consulting work for businesses, they observed two powerful truisms:

Meet the team

The Equality Check team brings together a group of passionate and experienced individuals.

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Lars Magnus Øksnes, Chief Product Officer.

Lars Magnus Øksnes

Chief Product Officer

Lars Magnus holds a degree in Brand Communication from Kristiania University College. He has 15 years of experience in both marketing, digital design and product deve...

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Anders Holm Sommerhein, Chief Commercial Officer.

Anders Holm Sommerhein

Chief Commercial Officer

Anders, holds a degree in Marketing and Management from BI Norwegian Business School. He has 14 years experience within sales and sales management and has...

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Joy-Loi Chepkoech, Customer Success Manager.

Joy-Loi Chepkoech

Customer Success Manager

Joy-Loi holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics from Dalhousie University, and a master's degree in computational neuroscience from NMBU. She has additional...

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Tom Banks, Head of Marketing.

Tom Banks

Head of Marketing

Tom holds a degree in Media and Cultural Politics from the University of East Anglia in the UK. He has nearly ten years of experience working within B2B marketing, working mainly...

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Marius Løkketangen, Senior Developer.

Marius Løkketangen

Senior Developer

Marius has a BSc in Mathematics and a MSc in Computer Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Before working...

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Therese Blom, Senior Developer.

Therese Blom

Senior Developer

Therese has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Oslo and McGill University. She has worked as a full stack developer for more than five years and believes that...

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Sunniva Bøstrand, Head of Finance and Administration.

Sunniva Bøstrand

Head of Finance and Administration

Sunniva holds a Master's degree in International Business from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has previously worked in the corporate banking...

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Iver Skjervum-Karlsen, Chief Technology Officer.

Iver Skjervum-Karlsen

Chief Technology Officer

Iver has a MSc in Computer Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has extensive experience with complex projects and has held several...

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Mattias Jönsson, Senior Developer.

Mattias Jönsson

Senior Developer

Mattias has been working the last eight years as a full stack developer focusing on JavaScript based technologies. He has experience working as a social worker motivating youth into...

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Marie Louise Sunde, Co-founder & CEO.

Marie Louise Sunde

Co-founder & CEO

Marie is a medical doctor, and holds a PhD in surgery. In 2018, she quit her job as a senior surgical resident to work full time as CEO in Equality Check. Marie has been a strong voice...

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Isabelle Ringnes, Co-founder & Chief Evangelist.

Isabelle Ringnes

Co-founder & Chief Evangelist

Isabelle has a Master of Science in Media Management from the New School in New York. She works actively to inspire young girls to chose technology through TENK: the technology...

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Ane Hov, Developer.

Ane Hov


Ane has a strong educational background in STEM. She began her academic career with a focus on physics and mathematics. In recent years she switched disciplines to...

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Kristine Kotte-Eriksen, Head of Customer Success.

Kristine Kotte-Eriksen

Head of Customer Success

Kristine holds a Master's degree in Gender Studies from University of Stirling, specialising in organisational culture. She comes from the role as Diversity & Inclusion Analyst at CERN in...

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