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The Seventh Annual Swedish-American Executive Women’s Conference was held on October 4 at Le Parker Meridien. Despite the profound economic uncertainty, we were pleased to report that again we had a record number of delegates in attendance at the conference. We were also more than delighted to present the 3rd Annual Mentor Award to Percy Barnevik, Chairman of Hand in Hand International.
Renée Lundholm, President, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New York
Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies
Hélène Biström, Vice Head, Vattenfall Nordic
Elizabeth Heider, Senior VP, Skanska USA Building
Anita Karlsson-Dion, VP, Finance & Operations, IBM
Sanna Lindberg, Country Manager, H&M
Pernille Spiers-Lopez, President, IKEA North America
Moderator: Unni Jerndal, Head of Human Resources & Information, Aktualitet TV4
Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister for Trade
Martina Arfwidson, Co-Founder, FACE Stockholm
Signhild Arnegård Hansen, Chairman, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Kristina Lindhe, Founder & CEO, The Lexington Company
Margareta Leijonhufvud, Former Chief of Taxes, Nordea
Nina McLemore, Founder & CEO, Nina McLemore, Inc.
Susanna Norelid, Partner, Lawfirm NorelidHolm KB
Moderator: Susan J. Kohlman, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Presentation of the Third Annual Mentor of the Year Award
Charlotte Brandin, Executive Director, World Childhood Foundation USA
Pia Gideon, Partner, Wikman Gideon & Partner
Asuncion C. Hostin, Managing Director, Kroll, Inc.
Sarah McPhee, EVP, Storebrand ASA & Managing Director, SPP AB
Christine Rankin-Johansson, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Sweden
Cathinka Wahlström, Managing Partner, Accenture
Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President, Karolinska Institutet
Moderator: Helena Stålnert, EVP Communications, SSAB
Barbara Annis, Founder, Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc.
Beatrice Engström-Bondy, Senior Advisor, Investor AB