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Executive Women's Conference

Executive Women's Conference 2009

The Eight Annual Swedish-American Executive Women’s Conference was held on October 1 at Swedbank Headquarters. The agenda covered a broad range of topics from “How to Build a Strong Brand” and “How to Lead the Young Generation and Meet their Expectations” to “Do Women Managers Shine in a Downturn”. The Chamber’s 4th Annual Mentor Award was presented to Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Investor AB.

8:00 a.m.  |  Registration & Coffee

8:30 a.m.  |  Welcoming Remarks

Annika Wijkström, Executive Vice President, Swedbank

Opening Remarks

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

Conference Introduction

Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies

Session 1  |  How to Build a Strong Brand

Mary Beth Borgwing, SVP, Willis Group Holdings
Pia Grahn Brikell, CEO, Storåkers McCann
Luisa Delgado, General Manager Nordic Region, Procter & Gamble Sweden AB
Kristina Lindhe, Founder & CEO, The Lexington Company AB
Malin Persson, President & CEO, Volvo Technology
Moderator: Helena Stålnert, EVP Communications, SSAB

Coffee Break

Special Presentation

Marie Wallenberg, Chairman, Lundsberg School Foundation

Session 2  |  How to Lead the Young Generation and Meet Their Expectations

Annika Falkengren, President & CEO, SEB
Sanna Lindberg, HR Manager Worldwide, H&M
Elizabeth Moore, General Counsel, Consolidated Edison
Pernille Spiers-Lopez, Head of Global HR, IKEA
Cathinka Wahlström, Managing Partner, Accenture
Helene Willberg, CEO & Senior Partner, KPMG AB
Moderator: Mia Odabas, Journalist & Moderator

12:45 p.m.  |  Networking Luncheon

Special Presentation

Yvonne Thunell, Program Director, SACC New York Mentor Program Presentation of the Fourth Annual Mentor of the Year Award

2:30 p.m.  |  Special Presentation

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

Session 3  |  Do Women Managers Shine in a Downturn?

Ingrid Bonde, President, AMF
Patricia M. Cloherty, Chairman & CEO, Delta Private Equity Partners
Magdalena Gerger, CEO, Systembolaget
Sarah McPhee, EVP, Storebrand ASA
Beth Topolovsky, Managing Partner, Stinson Partners AB
Annika Wijkström, Executive Vice President, Swedbank
Moderator: Robin Bernstein, Lawyer-Linguist, Translegal Sweden AB

Special Presentation

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

Concluding Remarks

Beatrice Engström-Bondy, Senior Advisor, Investor AB

  • Berns Salonger

  • Linklaters

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • SAS

  • Investor

  • Volvo Group North America

  • Bonniers
  • Dermanord
  • Go Green
  • KPMG
  • Linklaters
  • Mackmyra
  • Orrefors Kosta Boda
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Snö Halsband
  • Swedbank
  • The Xanté Company
  • Veckans Affärer
  • Willis
  • Working Mother Media

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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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