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Executive Women's Conference 2010

The Ninth Annual Swedish-American Executive Women’s Conference was held on October 7 at Citi Headquarters. This year we were especially proud and honored to welcome H.R.H. Princess Madeleine of Sweden to the conference. The first session, “Burning to do it better than the Rest”, discussed ways to better channel that inner fire for maximum results. Next, we delved into “True Customer Understanding – What is it?” In our final session, “In Every Recession there is an Opportunity”, our notable panelists and moderator helped the women seek out their own silver lining in every economic cloud.

The Chamber was also very pleased to present its 5th Annual Mentor Award to Jonas Bonnier, CEO of Bonnier AB. The award is given each year to a man who has demonstrated significant achievement mentoring female business leaders.

8.00 a.m.  |  Registration and Coffee

8.30 a.m.  |  Welcoming Remarks

Michael L. Corbat, CEO, Citi Holdings

8.30 a.m.  |  Opening Remarks

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

8.30 a.m.  |  Conference Introduction

Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies

Session 1  |  Burning to Do It Better Than the Rest

Sharon Allen, U.S. Chairman,Deloitte
Betsy L.Anderson, Senior Inspector, U.S. Department of State
Annika Falkengren, President & CEO, SEB
Helen Jonsen, Editor-in-Chief, Working Mother Media
Eva Swartz, Managing Director & CEO, Natur & Kultur
Meg Tivéus, Former CEO, Svenska Spel
Moderator: Jenny Ljungberg, Creative Director & Owner, c/o Hotels

Coffe Break

Special Presentation

Yvonne Thunell, Program Director, SACC New York Mentor Program

Session 2  |  True Customer Understanding - What is it?

Signe Gammeltoft, Executive Director Strategy, External Affairs & Corporate Communication,
L'Oreal Scandinavia
Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, VP CSR, Ericsson
Elisabet Lundgren, Partner, Linklaters
Elizabeth Moore, General Counsel, Con Edison
Elisabeth Ström, SVP & Head of Group Function Communications, Vattenfall

12:45 p.m  |  Networking Luncheon

Special Presentation & Presentation of the Fith Annual mentor of the Year Award

Yvonne Thunell, Program Director, SACC New York Mentor Program

2:45 p.m  |  Special Presentation

Elisabeth Tarras-Wahlberg, Expert Commentator, TV4 & Former Marshal of the Swedish Royal Court

Session 3  |  In Every Recession There is an Opportunity

Pia Grahn Brikell, President, Storåkers McCann
Lena Olving, EVP & COO, Saab AB
Karen Peetz, Senior EVP, BNY Mellon
Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, County Governor, Island of Gotland
Muriel Siebert, Founder & President, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.
Moderator: Ellyn Spragins, Founder & CEO, What I Know Now Enterprises

Concluding Remarks

Joanna Heimbold

  • Linklaters

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • SAS

  • Handelsbanken

  • Investor

  • Agneta Livijn
  • Bridgewater Chocolate
  • dbrand
  • Deloitte
  • Dress for Success
  • FACE Stockholm
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson
  • Mocana
  • Swedbank
  • The Madeleine Chocolate Company
  • The Standard Hotel
  • The Xanté Company
  • Volvo Group North America
  • Working Mother Media

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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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