"My heart sank when I first heard about fertility benefits. It just seemed to me like another fix created to maintain business as usual. From the moment women entered the workforce they’ve been forced to fit into a box – let’s call it the business-world box – and as we all know, that box was created by men for men.” ~ Rúna Magnúsdóttir



PRESS RELEASE #NoMoreBoxes Breakfast Club
University of Wisconsin, Madison - August 2019

"The content was intriguing, but even more so, our conversation - which was guided by the premise of no more boxes.
Spreading this message will continue to challenge all in our society to self-reflect in our personal lives and to be conscious of our interactions with one another. In doing so, I strongly believe No More Boxes will contribute to a more just world. The dialogue helps influence how we relate to one another and encourages us to be more conscious of what we say and do."

~ Tracy Williams-Maclin, senior director for relations & partnership
at the University of Wisconsin



Psychologies Magazine UK - July 2019 Editions

“Runa Magnúsdóttir and Nicholas Haines encourage us to rethink the labels we give ourselves; I’m just a mum’, I’m not creative’, I’m unfit’, I’m quiet’, I’m responsible’ “When you raise your self-awareness, you build a world where you are accepted for who you are; where everyone has freedom to be themselves, unlimited by classifications that don’t serve us.

Doing this has boosted my self-confidence. I feel I have explored who I am and what I stand for, and have become more fluid in other areas of my life”



Hringbraut TV

“The boxes are consistently placing our focus on what is separating us as human beings, when we should be focusing on what unites us”

~ Rúna Magnúsdóttir


The Kindness Podcast

The Kindness Podcast

Leaving a box that is no longer serving you, requires you to be kind to yourself first.

~ Rúna Magnúsdóttir

Listen to the episode here



I am woman podcast

“We, women got to be careful not to stereotype ourselves just because we are women. Both men and women have all sorts of qualities. Equality does not come by claiming that all women are this… and all men are that”

Rúna Magnúsdóttir CEO The Change Makers with Catherine Plano, April 3rd 2019




“Placing ourselves and others into boxes isn’t something that came from our parents or family. It’s been there from the beginning of time and therefore no wonder it’s a hard wired programme that we are all playing as human beings.

- The question is; Although we are all hardwired to do this, is this programming serving us as a collective?
Our answer is NO, it’s not serving us”

Rúna Magnúsdóttir & Nicholas Haines Co-Creators #NoMoreBoxes Movement

WATCH FULL interview here.



“In my case, I was dyslectic and in school they put me in the stupid box as they did in the 1960’s / 70’s. This led me to thinking I can’t write this book because I am stupid, as that is the box they have put me in.

However, when I removed myself from that block I was more than fine writing the book. Most of my time right now I spend writing as I love it. “

~ Nicholas Haines co-leader #NoMoreBoxes Movement

Read full interview


Interview, Morgunbladid, iceland | February 2019

“Your box is there, in fact you are already in a layers of boxes. The question is; is your box, good, bad or an ugly one? Once you become aware, you can decide what you want to do with your box”

---- Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-leader #NoMoreBoxes Movement

Interview (Icelandic) | Read full interview


News release from the
#NoMoreBoxes Breakfast Club, Icelandic Embassy,
Washington DC, USA | January 2019

“As soon as we assign certain qualities, values or personality traits to a particular gender we either trap people in that way of thinking or create a divide between the genders. As a man I want the freedom to be uniquely me, rather than a preformed version of what a man is, and I know that many women feel the same.”

                ---- Nicholas Haines, co-leader #NoMoreBoxes Movement

News Release | Read full release


2BalanceU Boost, USA - novemBER 2018

I needed to do something more - there are certain things that I really want to see as different, for people having more freedom to be who they really are.
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator #NoMoreBoxes Movement

2BalanceU Boost / Read full article



mind gourmet, CA - novemBER 2018

Boxes appear for many reasons. They give us a feeling of safety and belonging; for example by being part of a certain religion or interest group. They also help us to bond and align, and enjoy connection.

Boxes help us make sense of the world, even though they might not be beneficial. When we believe we know how genders, religion, races, and political parties (just to name a few) are supposed to be, we feelgrounded and safe. Unfortunately, putting others and ourselves in boxes often brings generalization and judgment with it.
— Rúna Magnús & Nick Haines, Authors #NoMoreBoxes Movement

Mind Gourmet / Read full article




Uncertainty – about the future, about ourselves – looms large in the collective consciousness of humanity. Some of the ugliest boxes you could find yourself trapped in are the boxes that are related to your mindset, your belief system. All of the ‘should’s’ you might have been telling yourself you should do, have, be.
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator #NoMoreBoxes Movement

Entrepreneur & Investor Magazine / Read full article




I don’t think we can stop making assumptions or as I see it, ‘placing people into Boxes’. What we can do is be aware of the boxes are placing ourselves and others into. There are good boxes, there are bad boxes, and there are simply ugly boxes. Awareness is the key.
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator #NoMoreBoxes Movement

Breathe Magazine / Read full article



#NoMoreBoxes Breakfast Club
Icelandic Embassy, London -september 2018

Icelandic Embassy

“Iceland is very proactive in its approach to gender equality, both through the legislative process and government intervention and as such – although there is a way to go – we have made great progress.

However, attending a #NoMoreBoxes Breakfast Club has highlighted to me the importance of non- judgemental face to face dialogue and discussions. The #NoMoreBoxes Breakfast Club concept will without a doubt break down many barriers that are required to move us all forward in this area.”
— Ambassador, Stefan Haukur Jóhannesson



We believe that change comes from within. So you have to, as an individual, think about what you can do. We all can change, and we all can influence. Believe that you can become the change, and that little changes can mean a lot.
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator #NoMoreBoxes Movement

Selling in a Skirt / Listen to full episode



News release | july 2018

"Energy follows Focus. The danger of placing women in the 'Feminine Box' and men in the 'Masculine Box' is that we are creating an isolating and devising boxes, limiting humans to be the change they want to see in their world."

                ---- Rúna Magnúsdóttir co-creator #NoMoreBoxes Movement

News Release | Read full release



female first, UK - june 2018

I wanted to see a world where people are being seen for their unique brilliance. I wanted to see a world where people were free to be themselves. I wanted to see a world where people could express themselves in a safe space. I wanted to see a world where people were valued no matter which gender, race, religion or background.
— — Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator the #NoMoreBoxes Awareness Movement

Female First / Read Full Article




How to find what makes us happy, how to stop putting ourselves and others in boxes, the vitality test, being a “slashy” and more.

Uplifting Content Podcast / Read Full Article



HEALTH & WELLbeing | MAY 2018

Nothing feels better than taking action and incorporating the change you want to see in the world, so don’t let your perfectionist habits hold you back!
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator the #NoMoreBoxes Awareness Movement

Health & Wellbeing / Read Full Article



Sharp magazine, UK - may 2018

For me Kindness is the best and most certain way to make sure we have a world and culture where everyone is there for each other.
— Nicholas Haines, founder of the Five Institute and creator of The Vitality Test

Sharp Magazine / Read Full Article




It is vitally important for us all to raise our awareness about the historic gender-bias boxes and be brave enough to look at our responsibility for becoming the change we want to see in our world. There is a massive opportunity for businesses to stand out in the marketplace by acknowledging this.
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator the #NoMoreBoxes Awareness Movement

The Times / Raconteur / Read Full Article



MEtro, UK - MARCH 2018

People love and admire other people not afraid to be who they really are.
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator the #NoMoreBoxes Awareness Movement



The Change Makers called for everyone to examine and question which boxes they have put themselves in, or have been put in, and how this might be limiting them or causing division.
— The Change Makers

Press Release / Read Full Article



TIMEs of malta, malta - february 2018

Tapping into human power – and not gendered power – benefits all of us as it brings to the table diverse perspectives because of the unique experiences of men and women.
— Rúna Magnúsdóttir, co-creator the #NoMoreBoxes Awareness Movement

Times of Malta / Read Full Article


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