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SOLBERG Anne Grethe
Sport Para athletics
NPC Norway   
Place of BirthOslo, NOR
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Oslo, NOR
Business Owner, Consultant
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up running in 2006.
Why this sport?
She was advised by her physiotherapist to take up running to help with her rehabilitation. "I run better than I walk so I gave it a go."
Club / Team
Achilles Norway: Norway
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US politician Tammy Duckworth. (Achilles International Facebook profile, 21 Nov 2014)
In 2006 she was shot by her ex-husband and had to have her left arm amputated. Her impairment also affects her hip as she walks with a slight limp. (, 05 Mar 2014)
Other information
She works as a sociologist and consultant for companies that want special help head-hunting the best female talent available to them throughout Norway. She also runs her own consulting firm called Gender Consulting. (, 06 Feb 2014;, 05 Mar 2014)

She is an advocate for females in the work place and compiled a doctoral dissertation on the gender perspective on innovation management in 2012. In it she presented her view that the old 'glass ceiling' metaphor no-longer existed in the workplace within Norway. She argued that it was merely an outdated saying and that within Norway's private sector the perception that men held the vast majority of high positions was not entirely true. (, 2014;, 06 Feb 2014;, 15 Jan 2013;, 05 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.