Who We Are

Heidi R. Andersen

Heidi R. Andersen, Founder, Partner, Author and Keynote Speaker.
Heidi Andersen is a frequent keynote speaker, lecturer and media contributor.
As an expert on diversity intelligence, Heidi primarily works in organizations enhancing gender balance and cultural intelligence.

Heidi is the author of Diversity Intelligence How to Create a Culture of Inclusion for your Business (2021) – a step by step handbook on enhancing diversity, equity and belonging by fostering a culture of inclusion in organizations worldwide.

She worked with communications and corporate identity at Bang & Olufsen and has held prominent positions in private organisations and cofounded several cultural institutions.

Heidi studied Strategy, Growth and Great Change Leadership Strategies on Innovation at Wharton Business School, and she is a certified LEGO Serious Play Practitioner.

She is a member of LIVING INSTITUTE’s Global Task Force and has been working in the USA, India, Sweden, Iceland, Germany, Estonia, Slovenia, Norway and Portugal.

She is a member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Advisory Board of the Federation of Danish Industry.

Heidi has facilitated diversity solutions for Engie, Deloitte, Econ, Novo Nordisk, Esprit, Vestas, SAP, Carlsberg, Rockwool, LEGO, Rambøll, L’Oreal, Bayer, Danfoss, Grundfos, Skov, Leo Pharma, Danske Bank, Nordea, SimCorp, The Danish Composer’s Society, Siemens, Symphogen, Denmarks Technical University, Copenhagen Business School, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmarks Sports Confederation.
She regularly lectures at Copenhagen Business School on Diversity Intelligence and Cross-culture Communication.


“I truly appreciate and admire Heidi’s dedication and commitment to making research-based knowledge practically applicable. Learning about both cultural and gender intelligence from Heidi has opened my eyes to the widespread, untapped benefits of diversity in the workforce.”
– Paige Hartnett, DIS, Colby College (Sociology)

“Heidi is a dynamic speaker, portraying her innovative insight with openness and approachability that really engaged the class. She’s an inspiration to our class for venturing into a unique space of the business world and carving out a niche that betters society!”
– Claire Larson, DIS; Vanderbilt University (Economics)

“Heidi is a true example of a woman in leadership who is changing the world; her presence as a speaker was engaging, and her topics of interest were extremely thought-provoking. I especially liked talking about cultural intelligence and the need to focus on changing the unconscious biased minds of men.”
– Sarah A. Felhofer, DIS, University of St. Thomas (Neurobiology)