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Dr. Fadia Nordtveit
Founder and Consultant

Dr. Fadia Nordtveit combines academic, entrepreneurial, and creative expertise to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Sustainability (DEIBS) in various sectors and contexts.


Dr. Fadia is Assistant Professor of Communications at Springfield College and holds a part-time Faculty, Researcher and Consultant position at New York University. She is the Co-Editor of an academic special issue journal on DEIBS in collaboration with University of Milan. Dr. Fadia has served on numerous DEIBS committees in a variety of universities and organizations. Her work has been featured in Financial Times, Boston Globe, Medium, Mass Appeal, Authority, etc. Dr. Fadia’s research areas are DEIBS and she has created a system of organizational inclusion called the Inclusive Business Model Canvas (IBMC) that aids in building an inclusive foundational structure.

Her PhD, Masters and BA are all in field of Communications. Her PhD Dissertation and subsequent non-profit and book were on environmental communication, climate justice, inclusion and new media amplification. Her Masters research was on Fair Trade, Inclusion and Brand Representation at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her BA research was on Gender, Representation and Screen Cultures in Hampshire College.

Fadia’s research on environmental communication and climate justice, global youth movements and new media technologies led her to found The BGreen Project and is explored in her book (Routledge, 2019), Participatory Networks and the Environment: The BGreen Project in the US and Bangladesh. Fadia is also working on her new book (Routledge, 2024) in their Sustainability and Business series called Millennials, Generation Z and the Fair Trade Revolution in the United States.

Dr. Fadia is the founder of collaborative-ly, a company that provides research, talks, workshops and trainings to businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, towns and cities. Dr. Fadia is also an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) administrator and incorporates this method of developing cultural competency in her work. Dr. Fadia regularly speaks, conducts workshops, trainings and research in industry and academic settings. Dr. Fadia is also a monthly contributor on the topic of DEIBS in the workplace at NBC's Mass Appeal. Dr. Fadia is also the producer of a public-access television show called Talking Out Of Line that highlights DEIBS trailblazers from diverse industries. She has previously produced another public access show called The BGreen Media Literacy project.

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