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EQUALIS – The think tank that promotes diversity

Knowledge and analysis

EQUALIS provides concrete, Denmark-based knowledge that links diversity and gender equality to economic growth and benefits for the business community
Analyses the economic consequences of underutilisation of all talent in business
Analyses the barriers that prevent both men and women from achieving their full potential and accessing equal opportunities


EQUALIS works on a policy level, bringing new knowledge and research to societal actors who can assist women in advancing to positions of leadership in business and society.
Prepares legislative proposals and revised framework conditions
Influences policy through public debate and ongoing dialogue and collaboration


EQUALIS collaborates with businesses, government agencies, and organisations that want to promote and contribute to concrete solutions and actions
EQUALIS collaborates with other societal and business actors on concrete analyses, campaigns, and events
Launches initiatives to increase awareness and debate about the barriers to equal opportunity

Board of Directors

Lars Rasmussen is the Chair of the EQUALIS Board. He is also Chairman of the Board of Coloplast, Lundbeck and Igenomix, a board member of the University of Copenhagen, and Chairman of Dansk Industri’s Diversity Committee. Lars is a former long-term Director of Coloplast.

Agnete Gersing is a member of the Board. She is the Director of Agnete Gersing Consulting, a management consulting firm. Agnete is a former Head of Department in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Defence, and a Director at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital.

Tine Lund-Bretlau is a Co-Founder and Vice-President of the board. She is a partner in the communications agency White Cloud. Tine is a former Special Advisor to Marianne Jelved, Head of Communications at Femern A/S and Børns Vilkår.

Michael Slavensky Dahl is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisations, and a researcher in career development and gender inequality at Aalborg University. He is also Chairman of the Spar Nord Foundation.


Cecilie Struch Drøhse is a co-founder of EQUALIS. She started her legal career at Kammeradvokaten, a leading full-service law firm, and has advised heads of departments, top management leaders and boards of directors in the Ministry of Environment. Most recently Head of Secretariat in Rejsekort & Rejseplan A/S.

Malene Brandt is a co-founder of EQUALIS and Director for partnerships and communication. Malene is a member of Gentofte Municipality’s municipal council and has previously been an advisor and digital director at Bates, Berlingske and TV 2, as well as a Business Developer and Corporate Relationship Manager at WWF and Red Cross Denmark.

Private supporting members

As a private supporting member, you join a one-of-a-kind community. Through concrete projects and campaigns, awareness raising, and member services, you champion and support EQUALIS’s strategic and focused work on gender equality and diversity.

As a private supporting member, you receive:

  • A thank you email upon registration
  • 2-4 annual newsletters with information and debate articles
  • Invitations to physical and digital events
  • A badge for use on SoMe
  • The opportunity to join work committees and panels

A private support membership costs DKK 350 per year.

For membership enquiries, contact Malene Brandt, at

Partnerships for businesses and organisations

Partnerships with EQUALIS are a distinct and necessary component of our work and efforts.

As an EQUALIS partner, you help create equal opportunities for all, regardless of gender, and to prioritise equality and diversity on the social agenda. You facilitate the collaboration between businesses and society to increase diversity, inclusion, and equality.

A partnership enables you to support and advocate for diversity to the government, parliament, business, industry associations, public institutions, and others.

EQUALIS partners are invited to EQUALIS events and functions and can participate in working and follow-up groups on specific issues.

As a partner, you will have access to the latest research on gender equality and diversity. In addition, you are eligible to receive a discounted EQUALIS lecture.

Furthermore, as a partner, you will receive:

  • A logo-pack with email signature, badge, and printable badge
  • Your company logo and a link to your company’s website featured on
  • A SoMe image-pack with content and logo
  • 2-4 newsletters per year
  • 2 private supporting memberships of EQUALIS for your employees

Annual prices for partnerships

Companies and organisations (more than 300 employees): DKK 60,000
Medium-sized enterprises and organisations (100 – 299 employees): DKK 40,000
Companies and organisations (up to 99 employees): DKK 10,000
NGOs, diversity consultants, etc.: DKK 1,000

Businesses can receive a charity tax relief. However, the deduction rate varies depending on the type of business. There is no upper limit on a company’s deduction for charitable contributions if the contribution can be considered an ordinary operating expense or an advertising expense.

Read more at, or contact Malene Brandt at or on mobile: 20 49 10 50


The mission of EQUALIS is to promote, create, and disseminate knowledge on how to create optimal conditions for gender equality in Denmark.
EQUALIS is Denmark’s diversity think tank, dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities for talented individuals while also taking into account the needs of the business community.
EQUALIS advocates for policy frameworks that support businesses’ need for greater diversity, regardless of political or commercial interests.
EQUALIS keeps decision-makers focused on bringing about change through concrete, knowledge-based solutions.
EQUALIS uses professional analysis to change the framework conditions that create cultural and structural barriers to equal opportunities for all talent.
EQUALIS goes from words to action, bringing about the necessary change!

Cecilie Struch Drøhse, Tine Lund-Bretlau, and Malene Brandt founded EQUALIS out of a shared desire to effect necessary change and concrete action for diversity and gender equality in Denmark.

All press inquiries should be directed to the Co-Founder and Vice-President, Tine Lund-Bretlau

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