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The Tenth Annual Executive Women's Conference was held on October 6th at Grand Hotel in Stockholm. The theme of the Conference was "the Power of Creativity in Business", and more than 200 women attended the sold-out event.
The Conference included three very appreciated panels; a Media panel "How to Leverage the New Media Scene", a Branding panel "Building your Brand in Bites and Bytes", a M&A panel "Securing Value Growth and Keeping the Talents", as well as several inspirational key note speakers.
The 6th Annual Mentor Award went to Hans Vestberg, CEO, Ericsson, for his longstanding and extraordinary support and encouragement of women in business.
2011 CONFERENCE PROGRAM:
RHETORIC IS NOT THE ART OF SPEECH - IT IS THE ART OF MAKING PEOPLE LISTEN
3 pm - 5 pm
Natur & Kultur
Markeliussalen, 5th floor
Karlavägen 31, Stockholm
8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Conference including a Networking Luncheon
The Grand Hôtel Stockholm
S. Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm
5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
The Residence of the American Ambassador
Nobelgatan 2, Stockholm
8.00 am Registration & Coffee
8.30 am Welcoming Remarks
Marie-Louise Kjellström, Managing Director, The Grand Hôtel
Renée Lundholm, President,
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies
Our Role in the Digital Society
Malin Frenning, President Broadband Services, TeliaSonera
Session 1 - Media:
HOW TO LEVERAGE THE NEW MEDIA SCENE
Anne Årneby, CEO, McCann Worldgroup Sweden
Eva Hamilton, Managing Director, SVT
Revital Marom, Head of Consumer & Market Insight, Alcatel-Lucent
Eva Swartz Grimaldi, CEO, Natur & Kultur
Helen Jonsen, Director Digital Media, Working Mother Media
Better & Worse: A Veteran’s Perspective on Women in Media
Kathleen Parker, Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post
10.30 am Coffee Break
Session 2 - Branding:
BUILDING YOUR BRAND IN BITS AND BYTES
Moira Elms, Brand, Communications & Experience Leader, PwC
Johanna Fagrell Köhler, CEO, Mobiento
MaryKay Kopf, Chief Marketing Offi cer, Electrolux
Vikki L. Pryor, CEO, American Red Cross, Greater New York
Cecilia Schelin Seidegard, County Governor, Island of Gotland
Maria Rankka, CEO, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Presentation of the 6th Annual Mentor of the Year Award
12.30 -2.00 pm Networking Luncheon
Counterfeit is NOT a Victimless Crime
Valerie Salembier, SVP/Publisher & Chief Revenue Offi cer, Town & Country
Session 3 - Merger & Acquisitions:
SECURING VALUE GROWTH AND KEEPING THE TALENTS
Introduction by Bina Chaurasia, SVP & Head of Group Function Human Resources & Organization, Ericsson
Erica Berthou, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Isabelle Ducellier, CEO, Pernod Ricard Sweden
Elisabet Lundgren, Partner, Linklaters Advokatbyrå
Helena Stjernholm, Partner, IK Investment Partners
Pia Gideon, Partner Consultant, GAIA Leadership
Gender Politics and Economic Growth
Nyamko Sabuni, Swedish Minister for Gender Equality
Beatrice Bondy, Senior Advisor, Investor AB
5.30 pm Cocktail Reception
As one of the leading global law firms, we undertake the most important and challenging assignments for the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments, helping them to achieve their objectives by solving their most complex and important legal issues.
We build lasting relationships with our clients, and we are committed to supporting them at all times, as they adjust to changes in their markets and the regulatory landscape.
Scandinavian Airlines or SAS is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the largest airline in Scandinavia. As the national carrier of not one, but three of the world’s most contemporary, innovative and modern countries, Scandinavian Airlines prides itself on representing the region well.
Vattenfall's vision is to create a strong and diversified European energy portfolio with sustainable and increased profits, significant growth options and will be among the leaders in developing environmentally sustainable energy production.
The geographic focus is our core markets Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, the three main products are electricity, heat and gas.
The Electrolux Group is a Swedish appliance maker and as of 2010 the 2nd largest home appliance manufacturer worldwide. Their products sell under a variety of brand names including its own and are primarily white goods and vacuum cleaners. Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in 150 countries every year.
The publishing company Natur & Kultur, founded in 1922, publishes books for the general literature, educational and university markets. The foundation Natur & Kultur was established in 1947 and its statutes state that we should “counteract totalitarian ideas and forms of government and foster economic and political freedom”.
Volvo Group North America is the corporate office that provides Group Representation, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for North America. Government Relations and Public Affairs is an important part of its functions.
Handelsbanken has been acclaimed one of the strongest banks in the world by news agency Bloomberg. The ranking is based on factors such as financial strength, the ability to manage risk and cost-effectiveness. Handelsbanken is in second place on the list of the strongest banks in the world published by Bloomberg on 10 May, 2011. Only one other European bank is among the top ten – Swiss UBS in ninth place.
Investor is a Nordic-based industrial holding company founded almost 100 years ago by the Wallenberg family. We have investment activities in Europe, the United States and Asia.
The business concept is to generate long-term attractive returns for our shareholders by owning and developing companies with solid potential for value creation. We are an engaged owner and apply experience, knowledge and a unique network to develop listed and unlisted companies to make them best-in-class