Rita Hausken is a leadership strategist & coach who partners with women in male dominated industries, helping them communicate confidently so they can share their ideas and create more influence.
Rita believes that taking risks, speaking up, sharing ideas, regardless how crazy they might sound and how hard the resistance against it might be, saves lives, and she has her own story to prove it– personally finding and connecting doctors who were willing to take a chance and try an “impossible” therapy that saved her son’s life.
Rita played a pivotal role in taking Upstream International Newspaper from a startup to a global awarded news source with users in 104 countries. Besides her professional career she spent 7 years of intense work to find solutions for her son suffering from Hurlers Syndrome, resulting in new types of treatment for Hurler patients and other rare disorders on treatment, regardless the price tag.
Rita holds CPC from IPEC ( Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching) and is an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. She is an Executive Member of Pink Petro, Executive Council Member of Ellevate and the Lean In Energy Europe Lead.