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The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York presented 2013 the 8th Annual Mentor Award in connection with their eleventh Annual Swedish-American Executive Women’s Conference in Stockholm on April 18, 2013.
Olof Faxander has doubled the percentage of women in leading positions within Sandvik’s business areas from 9% to 18% in two years, and is the first CEO in the history of Sandvik to promote a woman to become president of one of Sandvik’s business areas. For the first time, Sandvik now has two women in the Group Executive Management Team.
Sandvik presents a clear strategy and sets targets for diversity and inclusion, which include increasing the share of women in operative managerial positions globally in the organization.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York presented the 7th Annual Mentor Award in connection with their eleventh Annual Swedish-American Executive Women's Conference in New York on May 3, 2012.
2012 year's Mentor Award was awarded to Michael L. Corbat, CEO of Citigroup. Throughout Michael Corbat’s distinguished career at Citi, he has championed diversity as a business imperative and a competitive advantage. Mr. Corbat recognizes the importance of fostering a diverse meritocracy and the value of a range of perspectives, experience, ideas and backgrounds to creating meaningful value and driving innovative solutions.
Recently, Citi was named by the National Association for Female Executives as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women,” leading corporate America in recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the workplace and by Working Mother magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies” in 2011. Citi has appeared on the “100 Best Companies” list for twenty-one consecutive years.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York presented the 6th Annual Mentor Award in connection with their Tenth Annual Swedish-American Executive Women's Conference in Stockholm on October 6, 2011.
2011 year's Mentor Award was awarded to Hans Vestberg, CEO, Ericsson AB, for his endeavors in promoting women to executive positions within Ericsson. Mr. Vestberg’s priority and ability to foster diversity in race, culture and gender in Ericsson’s corporate management as well as throughout the company has lead to a strong leadership with a significant increase in diversity within the company.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York presented the 5th Annual Mentor Award in connection with the Ninth Annual Executive Women´s Conference on October 7, 2010, in New York.
2010 year’s Mentor Award was presented to Jonas Bonnier, CEO of Bonnier AB, for being essential in promoting women to executive positions in the Bonnier Group. A strong focus on organizational diversity has pervaded Mr. Bonnier´s leadership values and contributed to the second female editor-in-chief for the Swedish leading morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter, since its launch in 1864. Also the Bonnier owned business journal Veckans Affärer recently selected their first female editor-in-chief.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York presented the 4th Annual Mentor Award in connection with their Eight Annual Swedish-American Executive Women's Conference in Stockholm on October 1, 2009.
2009 year's Mentor Award was awarded to Börje Ekholm, President & CEO of Investor AB for his endeavors in making Swedish business more gender equal. Studies show that Investor has gone through a transformation to become one of Sweden’s leading companies in gender equality. Mr. Ekholm became President and CEO of Investor in 2005 and the company has ever since shown great initiatives in recruiting women to all levels of the organization. When recruiting new employees, Investor always emphasizes that they are looking for both men and women. Mr. Ekholm is furthermore strongly supporting Investor’s part-owned recruiting company, Novare Management Program, designed for women executives only.