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Executive Women's Conference 2008

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.

8:00 a.m.  |  Registration & Coffee

8:30 a.m.  |  Welcoming Remarks

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

Conference Introduction

Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies

Session 1  |  Women & Power — The Leader who Connects and Commits

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

Coffee Break

Special Presentation

Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister for Trade

Session 2  |  Taking the idea from brain to bank – How to Stay Focused as an Entrepreneur

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

12:45 p.m.  |  Networking Luncheon

Presentation of the Third Annual Mentor of the Year Award

Special Presentation

Charlotte Brandin, Executive Director, World Childhood Foundation USA

Session 3  |  Keeping Your Company on Track – Taking Charge in a Crisis

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

Special Presentation

Barbara Annis, Founder, Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc.

4:00 p.m.  |  Concluding Remarks

Beatrice Engström-Bondy, Senior Advisor, Investor AB

  • IBM
  • SAS
    AQ Café
  • Charlotta Wikström
  • FACE Stockholm
  • H&M
  • Linklaters
  • Siri Berg
  • SNÖ of Sweden
  • Swedish Details
  • The Lexington Company
  • VOSS Water
  • Wasa

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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.

T: +1 212 838 5530

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