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Executive Women's Conference 2013

"Making Money in the 21st Century"

The 2013 Swedish-American Executive Women's Conference was held at Swedbank's Headquarter, Brunkebergstorg 8 in Stockholm, Sweden on April 18.

Since it's launch 10 years ago in 2003, EWC has become one of the Chamber's marquee events. The Conference is today an invaluable forum for enhancing business relationships, creating a unique and prominent network for executive women in Sweden and the U.S.


April 18th, 2013


"Making Money in the 21st Century"

08.00 am
Registration & Coffee

08.30 am
Welcoming Remarks
Catrin Fransson, EVP & Head of Group Products, Swedbank

Opening Remarks
Renée Lundholm, President, SACC New York

Conference Introduction

Joanna Heimbold, Master of Ceremonies

Opening Keynote:
New Generation Millennial Values:
A Key to Making Money in the 21st Century
Natalia Brzezinski, Writer & wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden

Session 1:
Knowing & Growing Your Value
 -From protecting IPRs to setting the right price on your contribution

Moderator: Helena Stålnert, EVP & Head of Group Communications, SSAB

Helene Barnekow, SVP WW Field & Channel Marketing, EMC
Juanita Hardy, Executive Director, CulturalDC
Petra Hedengran, Managing Director & General Counsel, Investor
Elisabet Lundgren, Partner, Linklaters
Maria Veerasamy , CEO, Svenskt Tenn

10.30 am
Coffee break

11.00 am
Morning Keynote:
Value Creation through Active Ownership
Susanna Campbell, CEO, Ratos

Session 2:
Growth and Leadership
- In a world of financial turbulence and exploding innovation

Moderator: Pia Gideon, Partner, Gaia Leadership

Luisa Deplazes Delgado, Executive Board and Global Managing Board Member, SAP
Catrin Fransson, EVP & Head of Group Products, Swedbank
Stina Honkamaa, Country Director, Google Sweden
Stephanie Hyde, Executive Board Member and Head of Regions, PwC UK
Maria Rankka, CEO, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

8th Annual Mentor Award Presentation

12.30 pm
Networking Luncheon

02.00 pm

Afternoon Keynote:
The Competitive Advantage of Gender Intelligence
Barbara Annis, CEO & Founder, Barbara Annis & Associates

SACC New York Mentor Program Presentation

Session 3:
The ABCs of Money
- Identify your drivers and fulfill your dreams

Moderator: Natalie Pace, CEO & Founder, Women's Investment Network

Anna Bager, VP & General Manager, Interactive Advertising Bureau
Maja Egnell, VP of HR, Talent Development & Diversity, Skanska USA
Laurie Fitch, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley
Pingis Hadenius, Blogger, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Economista
Isabella Löwengrip, Blogger, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Economista

Closing Keynote:
Women Entrepreneurs:
Driving Economic Growth in Emerging Markets
Jenny Grey, Head of Public Affairs, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Citi

Charity Partner Presentation
Swedish Brain Foundation
Gunilla Steinwall, Secretary General, Swedish Brain Foundation
Dr. Anna Josephson, M.D., Neurosurgeon, Professor of Neuroscience, The Karolinska Institutetet 

Concluding Remarks
Dr. Beatrice Engström-Bondy, Senior Advisor to Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor

05.30 - 7.00 pm
Cocktail Reception
The Residence of the American Ambassador

April 17th, 2013


Leadership with the Brain in Mind

Dr. Marie Ryd, Ph.D.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Atlas Copco, Sickla Industriväg 19, Nacka
(In their mine, 20 meters under ground)




As we are awaiting the conference, please continue discussions and networking in our LinkedIn Group.

SACC New York is proud to present 2013 year's EWC Charity Partner; Hjärnfonden (Swedish Brain Foundation).

Recommended Hotels in Stockholm:

Lydmar Hotel
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2

SEK 5200 Large Room, about 50 sqm
SEK 3600 Medium Room, about 25-35 sqm
SEK 2900 Classic Room, about 20-25 sqm

The price is per room and night, including breakfast, free WIFI and on demand movies.

To book please contact:
Cecilia Berggren
+46 (0)8 22 31 60

(Please mention The Swedish-American Executive Women's Conference, when making the reservation, to get the corporate rates above.)

Grand Hôtel Stockholm - 
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8

SEK 1500 Single Room facing Sidestreet/Courtyard
SEK 2590 SIngle Room with View

The price is per room and night, including breakfast and free WIFI.

To book, please contact:

(Please mention Ref: 1100661 / Swedish American Chamber in the email when making the reservation, in order to get the corporate rates above.)

Scandic Sergel Plaza -
Brunkebergstorg 9

SEK 1860 Standard room, single
SEK 1960 Standard room, double
SEK 2060 Superior room, single
SEK 2160 Superior room, double

The price is per room and night, including breakfast.

To book please contact: 

(Please mention Ref: SWE130417 / Swedish American Chamber in the email when making the reservation, in order to get the corporate rates above.)

  • 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.

  • Citi works tirelessly to serve individuals, communities, institutions and nations. With 200 years of experience meeting the world's toughest challenges and seizing its greatest opportunities, we strive to create the best outcomes for our clients and customers with financial solutions that are simple, creative and responsible. An institution connecting over 1,000 cities, 160 countries and millions of people, we are your global bank; we are Citi.

  • Host to the Swedish-American Executive Women's Conference 2013. Swedbank is a modern bank firmly rooted in Swedish savings bank history. We are an inclusive bank with 7.8 million private customers and more than 600 000 corporate and organisational customers. This makes us Sweden’s largest bank in terms of number of customers and gives us a leading position in our other home markets of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. As a major bank, we are a significant part of the financial system and play an important role in the local communities we serve. We are dedicated to helping our customers, our shareholders and society as a whole stay financially sound and sustainable.

  • Our commitment: Deliver Value, with you, every day Imagine the power of 160,000 people with a common purpose — building relationships that create value for you and your business. This is PwC. Every day, our people work with you to build the value you are looking for. We'll start by getting to know you. You do the talking, we'll do the listening. Our tailored solutions will help you meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the US market, and beyond.

  • 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.

  • Elanders is a global printing group with production in ten countries on four continents. Our product areas are Commercial Print, Packaging and Web2Business (W2B). Elanders is serious about its environmental work and continually strives to improve processes, production methods and products to reduce environmental impact. In the U.S. you can find your local Elanders printing house in Davenport, Iowa and Acworth, Georgia.

  • EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

  • Handelsbanken is again the bank with the highest customer satisfaction, for both private and corporate customers. Handelsbanken is this year again in first place for customer satisfaction among the four major banks in Sweden, according to SKI’s (Swedish Quality Index) annual survey.

  • Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with locations in more than 130 countries, SAP AG is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services.* Explore our 40-year history of innovation – and access late-breaking company news, financial and investor information, career opportunities, and more. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, and desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently – and use business insight more effectively. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and on-demand deployments, and mobile devices. We believe that the power of our people, products, and partners unleashes growth and creates significant new value for our customers, our company, entire industries, and the economy at large.

  • Novare erbjuder specialistkompetens inom området Human Capital. Vi består av ett flertal bolag där varje enskilt bolag är specialister inom sitt område. Tillsammans hjälper vi företag, organisationer och individer att växa.

  • Sandvik is a global industrial group with advanced products and world-leading positions in selected areas – tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2011 the Group had about 50,000 employees and representation in 130 countries, with annual sales of more than 94,000 MSEK.

  • Skanska is one of the world\'s leading construction groups. In the U.S., we are a provider of comprehensive construction services and a developer of public-private partnerships. We apply our expertise to everything from small renovations to billion-dollar projects, using a variety of delivery methods.

  • CHERRY HEERING® liqueur, purveyor to H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and over the years had the honor to be purveyor to every royal court worthy of their name, has been produced since 1818 and is the original Cherry Brandy. CHERRY HEERING® liqueur is sold in more than 100 countries all over the world and is the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling and classic Blood and Sand cocktails. A present day classic has recently been introduced, created around CHERRY HEERING® liqueur, The Copenhagen, duly named after the capital of Denmark, inspired by other cocktails representing iconic cities, for example “The Manhattan”. COFFEE HEERING® liqueur is made from a recipe using only natural ingredients and with no additives or artificial coloring. The base is a smooth blend of Caribbean rum, coffee and cacao. COFFEE HEERING® liqueur can be enjoyed after dinner as a digestive or as a base for cocktails and long drinks.
  • Economista offers products and services in financial literacy. The concept of Economista, is to make personal finance interesting for young women through seminars, digital content, apps and a book, amongst others. When you learn the rules of Economista, you control your money and thus run your life the way you want it to be. The Company Economista was founded by Pingis Hadenius and Isabella Löwengrip, both passionate about improving women’s lives.
  • Emma S. is a Swedish skincare company owned by the founders Emma Wiklund and Nora Larssen. Emma S. develops and produces skincare products together with CCS Healthcare in Borlänge in north of Sweden. All the products are produced in Sweden. Emma S. products are sold in Sweden, Norway and Finland, through our retailers, Åhléns (Sweden), VITA (Norway), and KICKS (Sweden and Finland).
  • Lexington is a lifestyle brand, and is represented with the Lexington Home Collection in 20 markets around the world, foremost in Europe, but also in Australia, Middle East and China. The Lexington Home Collection is found in many prestigious department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges in Great Britain, El Corte Ingles in Spain, de Bijenkorf in Holland, Rinascente and High Tech in Italy, Galeries Lafayette in France and Illum Bolighus in Denmark. In China, Lexington is represented in department Stores like Lufthansa and Shin Kong in Beijing. In 2008, Lexington Company added Apparel to the product range and created their unique Lexington Lifestyle Concept. Lexington Apparel has so far been sold in the Nordic Area only, but is now also available in the UK and France. In 2012 Lexington also established two stores on the East coast of the Unites States, in East Hampton, NY and Greenwich, CT. You will find Lexington at approximately 900 retailers with Flagship Stores in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo in Scandinavia and also in China World in Beijing/China. There is now a total of 15 Lexington stores in Scandinavia, 9 in China and 2 in the USA and there will be more store openings during this year.
  • Marabou Premium was launched in 2002 and is today the most popular brand of dark premium chocolate in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Our chocolate is made with cocoa beans of high quality from carefully selected cocoa varieties to deliver an intense taste experience.
  • SF Anytime is the leading Video on Demand service in the Nordic countries and is part of SF Consumer Entertainment in the Bonnier Group. The company was founded in 2002 and currently operates in seven countries. SF Anytime is available through leading TV operators and partners. The service works on PC and Mac, Smart TVs from Samsung, Panasonic and LG and Samsung tablets. SF Anytime offers a wide range of titles that cover everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to quality art house films and television shows.
  • Spa by us is a luxury spa centrally located in Östermalm, the heart of Stockholm. We offer a wide variety of treatments customed to every clients' need: facials, body treatments, massages and nail care in a cozy environment. Customers are welcome to enjoy our Jacuzzi before and/or after treatment.
  • Transderma Vitamin Cosmeceuticals by ProBios Laboratories All Organic deep absorbing vitamin serums for all skin types! For Smooth Lustrous skin at any age. No preservatives, No Fragrance, No animal testing Invented in Sweden At ProBios we have focused on key active natural elements to promote Dr. Alvin Ronlan's 30 years of research in the fields natural antioxidants. Protection -Prevention-Regeneration

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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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