Dr. Fadia Nordtveit
Dr. Fadia Nordtveit's industry and academic projects are at the intersections of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Fadia is the Founder of collaborative.ly, a consulting company that provides services based on a model of DEIB that she has created after years of research and prototyping in an academic and industry setting. Fadia created the Inclusive Business Model Canvas, which is a tool that helps businesses and organizations build an inclusive foundational structure. Fadia is also the producer of a public-access television show called Talking Out Of Line that highlights DEIB trailblazers from diverse industries. Fadia is Assistant Professor of Communications at Springfield College and holds a part-time Faculty, Researcher and Consultant position at New York University. Fadia is an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) administrator. Fadia has served in numerous Environment, Sustainability & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging committees in a variety of universities and organizations.
Fadia’s research in her Bachelor Thesis was on Gender, Representation and Screen Cultures at Hampshire College. Her Masters Thesis was on Fair Trade, Inclusion and Brand Representation at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her PhD Dissertation and subsequent book was on environmental communication, climate justice, inclusion and new media amplification. Fadia’s research on environmental communication and climate justice, global youth movements and new media technologies led her to found The BGreen Project. The scope of this project is explored in her book (Routledge, 2019), Participatory Networks and the Environment: The BGreen Project in the US and Bangladesh.
Fadia has spearheaded a wide range of social justice projects with multiple organizational partners from around the world--such as action research workshops, consulting, training, curriculum development, public access television shows, conferences and deliberations. Fadia just released her open-access multimedia project called Talking Out Of Line, which brings together leaders in diverse industries on the topics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Fadia is also working on her new book (Routledge, 2023) in their Sustainability and Business series called Millennials, Generation Z and the Fair Trade Revolution in the United States.