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Executive Women's Conference

Executive Women's Conference 2007

The Sixth Annual Swedish-American Executive Women’s Conference was held on October 4 at the office of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers. We were once again fortunate and privileged to have so many brilliant and qualified speakers on hand. The Chamber was pleased to present the 2nd Mentor Award to Christian W. Jansson, CEO of KappAhl, for his strong belief in the power of diversity.

8:00 a.m.  |  Registration & Coffee

Welcoming Remarks

Peter Clemedtson, Vice Chairman, Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers Anna-Carin af Ekenstam, Partner, Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers

Opening Remarks

Renée Lundholm, President, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New York

Conference Introduction

Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies

Session 1  |  Successfully Aggressive – Communication Patterns Across Genders

Jane Friedman, President & CEO, HarperCollins Publishers
Pia Gideon, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Ericsson North America
Elizabeth Heider, Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Kathy Sanders, Partner, AccentureThe Royal Palace
Helena Stålnert, Director of Information, SSAB
Moderator: Marie-Thérèse Allen, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

Coffee Break

Mentor Program Presentation

Yvonne Thunell, Authorized Mentor, Thunell, Odhnoff Sundström & Partners

Session 2  |  Putting Yourself in the Driver’s Seat – Harnessing Your Financial World

Donna Cordner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasury, Tele2
Annika Falkengren, President & CEO, SEB
Adine Grate Axén, Former Executive Vice President, Investor AB
Robin Lawther, Managing Director, JP Morgan
Moderator: Margareta Leijonhufvud, Former Head of Group Taxes at Nordea

Special Presentation

Unni Jerndal, Business Editor, TV4

1:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon

Mentor Award Presentation

Session 3  |  Swedes and Americans – as Other People See Them

Suzanne Bean, Vice President & Senior Project Executive, IBM
Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Co-Founder & President,
Louise Julian, CEO, EF Education
Sanna Lindberg, Country Manager, H&M
Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg, Marshal of the Royal Court, The Royal Palace
Moderator: Dr. Béatrice Engström-Bondy, Senior Advisor, Investor AB

Special Presentation

Signhild Arnegård Hansen, Chairman, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

4:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks

Dr. Catarina af Sandeberg, Senior Lecturer, Stockholm University

  • IBM
  • IKEA
  • Investor
  • Nordea
  • SAS
  • Skanska
    Agneta Livijn AB
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
  • Ericsson
  • FACE Stockholm
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Wideum Garden

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Partnership Opportunities

Take the opportunity to reach out to this impressive and exclusive group of executive women and contribute.

Some of the benefits enjoyed by sponsors include exposure in all printed and electronic material consisting of, but not limited to Save the Dates, Invitation, Conference Program and being featured on our website and newsletter. In addition sponsors will be promoted during the event with the possibility of a promotional booth at the venue but also by reaching the ideal target group of conference participants by including products and/or informational about your company in the goody bags distributed during the Conference. If you would like to discuss these partnership opportunities further please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please contact Jennie Purushothaman, Project Manager, The Executive Women's Conference, for further information.

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