THE COMPREHENSIVE

GENDER EQUALITY HUB
DÖGG
THOMSEN
Founder & Owner
International Consultant
THOREY VILHJÁLMSDÓTTIR PROPPÉ
Founder & Owner
International Consultant, Speaker
DOMINIC
NIEPER
Founder & Owner
International Consultant

The founders and owners of EMPOWER are Thorey Vilhjálmsdóttir Proppé, Dögg Thomsen and Dominic Nieper. They have taken very different paths to arrive at EMPOWER, encompassing decades of diverse experience to deliver a unique, effective and successful take on gender equality.




THE EXPERTS 
Steingrímur Sigurgeirsson
International Consultant
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir
Design Thinking specialist


Ásdís Sigurbergsdóttir
Consultant 


Rán
Flygenring
Illustrator
 
Guðfinnur Sveinsson
Agile specialist


Þorsteinn V. Einarsson
Masculinity, workshops, speaker 


EMPOWER's goal is to increase equality in the workplace, to improve the working environment and culture, and last but not least to ensure equal opportunities and influence for women as well as men.

My goal is for women and men to work together to achieve equality, so that my daughter will have the same opportunities as my son, anywhere and in anything!

One day you realize that the equality that you assumed was a given is not when you look closely. It is the responsibility of all of us to change that.

I want to do my part to create knowledge and awareness of the importance of equality. Better results will be created in an environment based on equality, and therefore equality benefits everyone.

I believe that balance in the world can only be achieved through (among other things) gender equality. and the pencil is the sharpest weapon.

I believe that the best societies are those where all people feel safe and valued, regardless of gender, origin or other factors. That is why it is important for me to work for equality.

The world needs all its best people!

Conservative masculinity ideas are the main obstacle to equality and therefore much under the responsible attitude of men towards masculinity. Privileged, heterosexual men, like me, need to use their own (default) power to move their own masculine ideas, their peers, and thus support equality.

The EMPOWER team is multi disciplinary. It includes consultants, illustrators, designers, gender specialists, and Agile & Design Thinking Experts. A team of professionals with interdisciplinary backgrounds, education and experience. However, they all have one thing in common - a passion for equality! 



FOUNDERS & OWNERS

Increasing the participation of women as managers and leaders in the business world is a big economic issue that I have a passion for establishing with the EMPOWER team!

Equality is a journey, not a destination. That journey will enhance the quality of life for all of us!


WHATS THE LATEST?
ÞORSTEINN V. EINARSSON FRÉTTABLAÐIÐ INTERVIEW 


Many men have few or no close friends
Þorsteinn V. Einarsson conducted an opinion poll on male loneliness. The survey indicates that many men have few or even no close friends.


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ÞÓREY IN THE HRINGBRAUT STUDIO


Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir Proppé interview on Hringbarut TV


Interview about how Empower is helping companies & institutions worldwide in achieving equality in the workplace


WATCH THE INTERVIEW - STARTS @7MIN


EXPORTING THE SUCCESSFUL EQUALITY ROADMAP


Empower founder interviewed by Visir newspaper
The biggest achievement of the Empower Equality Roadmap is that the culture of the workplace is examined and changed in a proven 4 phase unique methodology.


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EMPOWER AT THE REYKJAVÍK GLOBAL FORUM



Thorey live in the studio at Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders.
Take a look at Thorey Vilhjalmsdottir Proppe in the studio at the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2020, talking about The Empower Journey


WATCH THE INTERVIEW



Exporting gender equality
Empower is a newly established international equality consultancy firm. The company is a forum for comprehensive advice, education, cooperation and a toolbox for gender equality...


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INTERVIEW WITH EMPOWER FOUNDERS IN BUSINESS PAPER


The office of the National Commissioner of Police in Iceland has signed a contract with Empower to enter into the Empower Equality Roadmap
Work on the project will begin in January and include all staff members during the unique 4 phase model. The Office of the National Commissioner of Police will then be added to a group of leading organisations that have been through the project such as The National Power Company, Landsvirkjun, The Metropolitan Police, The National Bank, Landsbankinn, the University of Akureyri and others.


NATIONAL COMMISSIONER OF POLICE & EMPOWER SIGN AGREEMENT 


EMPOWER SIGN WITH THE PARLIAMENT OF ICELAND


Agreement on the Empower Equality Roadmap to follow up on a survey on working methods and workplace culture in Althingi

Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, Speaker of the Parliament, and Ragna Árnadóttir, Secretary General, have signed a co-operation agreement with the representatives of the Empower Equality Roadmap ...


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EMPOWER SIGN WITH THE FIRE BRIGADE


Agreement on the Empower Equality Roadmap has been signed with the Fire Brigade.


The capital area Fire Brigade will embark on the Equality Roadmap journey this spring with Empower. The project will involve all the staff and management at the Fire Brigade.



Soffía Sigurgeirsdóttir
Consultant 


Our social and economic quality of life increases with increased equality and diversity.

Ingunn Guðmundsdóttir
Consultant 


Equality is a journey, not a destination. That journey will enhance the quality of life for all of us!