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The First Annual Swedish-American Executive Women’s Conference was held on October 9 at the Scandinavia House and was a significant milestone in the history of the Chamber, which for decades has been a strictly male-dominated organization. The mission with the Conference- to create a network of professional and executive Swedish and American business women, and to strengthen corporate networking among them- was received with great enthusiasm by businesswomen from both sides of the Atlantic.
Renée Lundholm, President, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York
Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies
Francine Moccio, Ph.D., Director of Institute for Women and Work, Cornell University
Anna Bünger, Analyst, NUTEK, the Swedish Business Development Agency
Martina Arfwidson, President, Face Stockholm
Kerry Hatch, EVP and General Manager, OPEN: The Small Business Network from AmEx
Julie Livingston, Director of Corporate Communications, Scholastic
Harriet Mouchly-Weiss, Managing Partner, Strategy XXI Group
Else-Marie Östling, President, Xeeda, LLC
Moderator: Ellyn Spragins, Editor-in-Large, Fortune Small Business Magazine
Karen Katen, President, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Executive Vice President, Pfizer, Inc.
Annika Bolin, Executive Vice President, SEB, Stockholm Sweden
Debra Kelly Ennis, President, Saab Cars USA
Sue Pregartner, President, iittala, Inc.
Moderator: Susan Kohlmann, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop
Moderator: Rosemary A. Bova, President, Bova Enterprises, Inc. Advisors to Management
Kerstin Eliasson, Science Counselor, Swedish Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Carol Evans, President & CEO, Working Mother Media
Louise Firestone, General Counsel, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
Unni Jerndal, Business Editor, TV4 Ekonominyheterna
Martha McCully, Executive Editor, InStyle Magazine
Pernille Spiers-Lopez, President & CEO, IKEA North America
Moderator: Carina Sinclair, Partner, Ernst & Young
Barbro Ehnbom, President, DuHaan Groupe Inc.