Rising Leaders

A Joint AmCham-US Embassy Initiative

Entrepreneurs. Student Leaders. Young Professionals. Rising Leaders, a joint program between AmCham and the U.S. Embassy, brings them all together in an innovative program that aims to promote diversity and connect Oslo’s most promising young talent with our 250+ member companies. 

At the core of the Rising Leaders is an unshakable commitment to diversity and a focus on empowering young people from underrepresented groups. Program participants include Norwegians from minority backgrounds, immigrants, and young leaders with extensive international experience. Rising Leaders, furthermore, strives for equal gender representation among program participants.  

Through dedicated quarterly sessions and regular AmCham and U.S. Embassy gatherings, program participants collaborate with our member leaders, developing the skills necessary to thrive in today’s global business environment.

Program Participants 2020-21

Rising Leaders participants come from around the world, bringing a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives together in Oslo’s most dynamic group for young professionals and student leaders.

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About the Program

Promoting Diversity

At the core of Rising Leaders is an unshakable commitment to diversity, connecting underrepresented groups with the Norwegian business community.

Leadership Development

Through four events held on a quarterly basis, program participants network and develop their professional skills with our member companies.

Company Awareness

Rising Leaders offers a unique opportunity for member companies to connect with promising young talent from diverse backgrounds.

Connecting Member Companies with Promising Young Leaders from Diverse Backgrounds

The limited size of the Rising Leaders group is arguably its greatest strength – allowing program participants to network, connect, and explore careers with AmCham’s diverse range of member companies. The programs meetings go beyond the typical lecture and meet & greet format of the traditional young professional program by including consulting sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops led by member company representatives.

As a participating company, you’ll have the opportunity to highlight your organization’s strengths, in addition to the opportunity to build relationships with our diverse group of program participants.

Ambitious, Driven, and Engaged? Apply Today!

We’re looking for the next generation of international corporate leaders in Norway – innovators, change makers, and creative thinkers that will shape the future of the transatlantic economy and take on the world’s most pressing issues. Rising Leaders accepts applications each spring – stay tuned for the launch of the 2021 admissions cycle!

We use the following selection criteria when evaluating applications for the program:

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