Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to visit BI Norwegian Business School on International Women’s Day

28 February 2019

On March 8 the former US Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit BI Norwegian Business School as the keynote speaker for an international conference focusing on gender equality.


“This will be an exciting week. We look forward to welcoming both former Secretary Clinton and students from all over the world to BI. It will be interesting to get Clinton's perspective on gender equality and diversity as essential drivers for a sustainable economy” says Inge Jan Henjesand, president of BI.

Secretary Clinton's lecture is part of a larger BI project called "The Gender Equality Experience" in which BI has invited international students from around the world to come to Oslo to participate in an exciting and challenging week programme focusing on the theme of gender equality.

Interest from international students to participate has been overwhelmingly positive. Out of 785 applicants, 6 lucky participants have been selected for an exciting and educational week in which they will gain new perspectives and face challenging tasks related to gender equality, the economy, and diversity.

“As an international higher education institution, it is important for us to contribute to the knowledge and dialogue on important issues. This is directly connected to BI's strategy, which has both sustainability and internationalisation as two of our most important pillars” Henjesand concludes.

About Hillary Rodham Clinton:

  • United States Secretary of State, 2009-2013
  • United States Senator New York, 2001-2009
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2001
  • First Lady of Arkansas, 1983-1992

The event is reserved for BI’s full-time students. It is therefore not possible to purchase a ticket or otherwise secure a seat for this event. The conference will be streamed live and you are most welcome to follow us there. The link will be published in BI's channels prior to the conference.

Media contacts:

  • EVP Communications Yngve Kveine // yngve.kveine@bi.no // 46 41 06 40.
  • Head of Communication Ole Petter Syrrist-Leite // ole.p.syrrist-leite@bi.no // 46 41 06 10.
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