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Executive Women's Conference 2012

Speakers

Efva Attling, Founder, Efva Attling
Rosemary A Bova, President, Bova Enterprises, Inc.
Linda Björk, CEO and Partner, Amore
Helene Barnekow, SVP WW Field & Channel Marketing, EMC
Alexandra Charles, Founder and President, The 1.6 Million Club for Women's Health
Catarina Dolsten, M.D., Director of International Programming, The What to Expect Foundation NY
Catarina Ericsson, Executive Vice President, PwC
Johanna Fagrell Köhler, CEO, Mobiento Group
Leija Graf, CEO, Select Collection
Karin Hehenberger, M.D., Ph.D., SVP of Scientific Affairs, Coronado Biosciences
Deborah Hopkins, Chairman of Venture Capital Initiatives and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi
Sunny Hostin, Attorney and multi-platform journalist, CNN
MaryKay Kopf, Chief Marketing Officer, Electrolux
Natalie Pace, Founder and CEO, The Women's Investment Network
Vikki Pryor, Principal, Change Create Transform LLC
Valerie Salembier, SVP, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer, Town & Country
Elisabeth Ström, SVP External relations & Communications, Vattenfall
Sofia Ulver-Sneistrup, Associate Professor, Lund University
Maria Veerasamy, CEO, Svenskt Tenn
Christina Wayne, President, Cineflix Studios

Moderators

Lotta Edling, Managing Editor and Deputy Publisher, Dagens Industri Group
Helen Jonsen, Digital and Social Media Strategist
Eva Livijn-Olin, Owner, Galleri Futura

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Efva Attling, a well known name in Sweden, has a career behind her as a top fashion model, fashion designer, succesful singer and composer. But since 1996 Efva is back where she once started; working with silver, gold and precious stones. Her jewellery, and the business carrying her name, has grown rapidly in recent years. Efva Attling Stockholm is now established in over ten countries, with six concept stores and about 200 retailers. In 2011, the company opened a concept store in New York’s Meatpacking District.

Visit website: www.efvaattling.com

Rosemary A. Bova, president and founder of Bova Enterprises, Inc. Building Engaged Organizations is an international expert in organization design, human development and managerial leadership. She has decades of experience partnering with leaders in industry, nonprofit organizations and the public sector. Requisite organization principles inform her unique approach to coaching senior executives and results in break-through thinking. She has collaborated with senior leaders to create talent pool management, mentor and coaching systems. Passionate about issues affecting minorities and women Bova is a sought after speaker and seminar leader on issues of particular interest to women leaders, and creates culturally-sensitive programming resulting in increased organization effectiveness.

Visit website: www.bovaenterprises.com

Since Ms. Björk joined the Amore team in 2004, Amore has doubled in size and revenue, frequents the awards scene and has been voted Design Agency of the Year in Sweden 2009 by client satisfaction survey Regi and Dagens Industri. Ms. Björk is passionate about bringing together Strategic thought and Creative expression. She has developed several tools to understand consumer drivers, help clients work more efficiently together and bring creative results in line with business objectives. Ms. Björk spent ten years in the U.S. prior to joining Amore and served as Creative Director and Vice President for strategic communications company Winner & Associates, A Publicis Consultants Company. Clients have included ExxonMobil, Shell U.S Gas & Power, LuxuryFinder.com with Brioni, Lulu Guiness, Lacoste, Trish McEvoy, to name a few. Ms. Björk is currently serving as member of the International Committee for Swedish Communication Agencies and is a jury member for Guldägget Design Category 2011. Ms. Björk’s educational background is in Fine Arts from Hunter College and School of Visual Arts, both in New York City.

Visit website: www.amore.se

Helene Barnekow is SVP WW Field and Channel marketing with responsibility of all EMC’s field marketing teams and channel teams. The teams, based around the world, are responsible for execution of the EMC marketing agenda in their territories. Helene Barnekow joined EMC June 2009 as VP Marketing EMEA, based in the London office. She was promoted in spring 2011 to her current position – SVP WW Field and Channel Marketing. By mid August she made the permanent move from London to the Boston area and is now based in the corporate head quarters. Before joining EMC she was VP Central Marketing for Sony Ericsson, based in their HQ in London. She spent a total of 8 years with Sony Ericsson in leadership roles in corporate marketing, field marketing and product management/product marketing. Helene Barnekow graduated from University of Lund, Sweden, 1990 with a Masters degree in International Business. Part of her upper education was achieved at universities in France (ESCP, Paris) and Switzerland (Webster University, Geneva) Helene has recently moved to the Boston area but was in EMEA a frequent contributor to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the UK, CMO circles and other professional interest groups.

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Biography to come shortly.

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Dr Catarina R Dolsten has for a long time been commited to Global Health issues and is currently the Director of International Programming at The What to Expect Foundation (WTEF) NY. The WTEF is in the process of developing three separate prenatal care programs for Liberia, Brazil and Bangladesh. This project is financed through a grant from the US State Department. Prior to the WTEF, Dr Dolsten worked at the Millenium Villages Health Department at the Earth Insititute, Columbia University NY. She has worked at the Sahlgrenska Hospital and associated clinics in Sweden, and she is a health advisor for Pro Mujer, a South American NGO that works with micro financing and health care for women in need and for New Seed International, a NGO in Ghana that works with victims and orphanes of HIV/Aids. In additon, she worked as a financial controller at John Deere and Akerlund & Rausing. Dr. Dolsten has a Bachelor in Business Administration and Economics as well as a Medical Degree, both from Lund University, Sweden. She grew up on the beautiful westcoast of Sweden and has been a resident in the NY area since 2004.

Visit website: www.whattoexpect.org

Biography to come shortly.

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Johanna Fagrell Köhler is CEO of Mobiento Group, the leading mobile marketing group in Scandinavia. Mobiento has created several thousands of campaigns since the start in 2001 and is the winner of MMA, Red Herring Top 100, Golden Key, Golden Tag, Golden Egg etc. Mobiento has offices in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and New York. Mrs Fagrell Köhler was named CEO of Mobiento Group in January 2011, with the assignment to expand the group internationally and keep the position as one of the most creative mobile marketing agencies in the world. Mrs Fagrell Köhler, MSc, has worked with branding and interactive media since the mid-1990s, starting as Business Unit Director at Icon Medialab, one of the leading digital agencies in Scandinavia at the time. In the beginning of 2002 she founded and became the CEO of the design agency Summer, a position she held until 2005 when she became CEO of the marketing group ONE Media, listed at Aktietorget, Stockholm Exchange. She is member of the board of HiQ, listed at the Swedish stock exchange - and several other private and listed companies.

Visit website: www.mobiento.com

Biography to come shortly.

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Dr. Hehenberger has served as our Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs since December 2011 and has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Dr. Hehenberger was Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She was responsible for advancing the JDRF's involvement with scientific, financial, and commercial partners in the diabetes community. Prior to JDRF, Dr. Hehenberger worked at Johnson & Johnson as Vice President of Metabolic Strategy and Business Development. Dr. Hehenberger also has experience in public and private equity, having been a partner in Scandinavian Life Science Venture, a buy-side healthcare equity analyst at Brummer & Partners and Argus Partners, on the senior management team of Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, and earlier in her career as a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Dr. Hehenberger holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. She continued her research as a JDRF post-doctoral fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School.

Visit website: www.coronadobiosciences.com

Ms. Hopkins joined Citi in 2003 and became Chief Operations & Technology Officer later that year. She was named Chief Innovation Officer in 2008. Her mission in this role is client-focused innovation. Based in Palo Alto, California, she focuses on building partnerships with venture capitalists, start-ups, corporations, universities and thought leaders to support the incubation of emerging technologies relevant to Citi businesses and the financial services industry. She also works across all of Citi's business units to maximize creativity and to ensure operating efficiencies across products, regions and the enterprise as a whole. Ms. Hopkins also serves as Chairman of Citi Venture Capital Initiatives, seeking investment opportunities that support and enhance her mission. She has also served as Co-Chair of Citi's Women's Initiative. Before coming to Citi, Ms. Hopkins’ roles included CFO for The Boeing Company and Lucent Technologies. Fortune magazine has twice named her one of the most powerful women in American business and in 2011 she was named to Institutional Investors top Tech 50 list.

Visit website: www.citi.com

Attorney and multi-platform journalist, Sunny Hostin is CNN's legal analyst and a contributor for In Session (formerly Court TV) on TruTV. She is also an anchor on ABC News' World News Now and America This Morning. Sunny joined CNN in September 2007 as the legal analyst for CNN’s American Morning, where she became known for her in-depth analysis of headline grabbing trials and legal issues. Before joining CNN, Sunny could be seen on the Fox News Channel, where she was seen weekly on The O'Reilly Factor's "Is It Legal?" segment, sparring with Megan Kelly and Bill O’Reilly on various provocative issues and high-profile cases. Sunny has covered many of the major legal and political stories of today, including the Casey Anthony and Conrad Murray trials, Bernie Madoff, Elliot Spitzer, the FLDS polygamy case, the Michael Vick dog fighting ring, OJ Simpson’s civil trial, Brittney Spears’ custody and mental illness battles, the Duke rape scandal, and many more. As a Department of Justice alum, Sunny’s deep knowledge of the Justice Department and its inner workings made her an invaluable part of the CNN morning team during and after the historic election of Barack Obama. She has published numerous popular and scholarly articles in many outlets on topics including securities fraud, ponzi schemes, sex crimes, crimes against women, foreclosures, and everyday financial legal issues. Sunny has been profiled, featured and quoted in many publications such as Forbes Woman, Uptown Magazine, Essence, The New York Post, WSJ.com, Latina, and Ebony. Sunny is a highly sought after public speaker known for her lively and engaging speaking style at corporate and academic events. As a federal prosecutor, Sunny’s prosecution of child sexual predators and work with child sex abuse victims led to her being awarded with a Special Achievement Award by then Attorney General Janet Reno. Sunny was also a Managing Director of Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, the world’s leading risk-consulting company.

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MaryKay Kopf is Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of AB Electrolux, responsible for brand, marketing and design, globally. She joined Electrolux in 2003 from DuPont Nomex where she held Marketing and segment management positions. At Electrolux NA, MaryKay was responsible for all marketing for Frigidaire and Electrolux kitchen and laundry appliance brands. She handled retailer marketing, five year new product generation planning across multiple product categories and extensive consumer insight driven innovation. She drove the launch of 500 new products each year with TV, print and digital marketing. Ms. Kopf, a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a BA and Layola College with an MBA.

Visit website: www.electrolux.com

Natalie Pace is the author of You Vs. Wall Street and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is, and the founder and CEO of the Women’s Investment Network, LLC. She is a blogger on HuffingtonPost.com and a repeat guest on national television and radio shows such as Good Morning America, Fox News, CNBC, ABC-TV, Forbes.com, NPR and more. As a strong believer in giving back, she has been instrumental in raising tens of millions for public schools, financial literacy, the arts and underserved women and girls worldwide. Follow her on Facebook.com/NWPace.

Visit website: www.nataliepace.com

Vikki Pryor is Principal at Change Create Transform LLC, an organization formed in 2010 to promote transformational leadership. Change Create Transform helps individuals as well as mission driven institutions embrace change and achieve exceptional results by unleashing and nurturing human potential. Vikki is a sought after Advisor and public speaker, giving frequent talks over the past ten years on subjects ranging from leadership to sustainability and has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes Online and was twice named by Crain’s New York Business, as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York and by Black Enterprise Magazine, as one of the 75 Most Powerful African American Women in Business. She has held senior leadership positions with Oxford Health Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Allstate, and the Department of Treasury. Vikki was President and CEO of SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. for 11 years. The company was twice named among the 50 best places to work in New York City. Vikki serves on the Board and nominating committee of the New York Women's Forum. She has also served on the boards of Keyspan, Riversource Funds, and the Partnership for New York City among many others. Most recently, Vikki dedicated a year of service to the American Red Cross in Greater New York as the Regional CEO, where she led a regional consolidation and assisted in the largest response since 9/11. Vikki earned a B.A. degree magna cum laude and a Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she serves on the Dean's Advisory Council. She also earned an MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a CPA, CLU and ChFC and is admitted to practice law in New York and Illinois. She received an honorary doctorate degree from Sacred Heart University in 2004 and the Presidential Medallion from Bronx Community College in 2008. She is the single mother of one son, Daniel.

Visit website: www.changecreatetransform.com

Valerie Salembier is Senior Vice President/Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Hearst Corp’s Town&Country Magazine. Previously, she had been SVP/Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar and Vice President and Publisher of Esquire Magazine. Prior to joining Hearst in 1996, Ms. Salembier had been Senior Vice President of the New York Times, President of the New York Post, Publisher of TV Guide Magazine and Senior Vice President at USA Today. Ms. Salembier has been Chair of the NYC Police Foundation since 2003 and a Trustee for 20 years. She is a global leader and spokesperson for the fight against luxury product counterfeiting. Since 2004, she created and has continued to host an annual Anticounterfeiting Summit, featuring keynote speakers New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Juan Carlos Zarate, then Deputy Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing. In 2007 Ms. Salembier introduced the Anticounterfeiting Alliance and a unique website, www.fakesareneverinfashion.com to educate consumers about the human cost of fakes and the criminal activity tied to counterfeiting; child labor, terrorism and drug cartels. In 2007, Ms. Salembier held an International Anticounterfeiting Summit in London. She has addressed senior government, law enforcement and business leaders on the topic of consumer education at Anticounterfeiting seminars around the globe. In 2008, Jose Manuel Barroso, then President of the European Union, invited Ms. Salembier to speak at an Anticounterfeiting Summit in Brussels.

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Elisabeth Ström grew up in the small town of Uppsala, about 100 km north of Stockholm. Raised in an academic environment with dinner discussions on the natural sciences, it was not very popular when she decided to enrol at the Bergh’s School of Communication. Before becoming the SVP External Relations & Communications at Vattenfall AB in 2010 Elisabeth has been Headmaster at Bergh’s, Marketing Director of Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), EVP at Föreningssparbanken (today Swedbank), EVP at COOP Sweden and Deputy CEO and EVP at the Swedish Post. She has also been advisor in business and brand development. Through her career, Elisabeth has had the opportunity and responsibility to manage issues of public trust and corporate reputation. Her experience is that these issues must always be managed with a deep understanding of the commercial realities of the company.

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Sofia Ulver-Sneistrup, holds a doctorate in Business Management and Consumer Research, and is Associate Professor at Lund University, Sweden. Sofia is a frequent speaker, consultant and analyst on consumer trends and market research. She finished her doctoral thesis in 2008 on global status consumption, and has since published articles in international scientific journals and presented at international conferences on topics such as global consumer trends, brand meanings in ethic consumption, status consumption and retail experience. She investigates larger, structural and cultural changes in global society, to see how they change the way we think, feel, live, consume, and ultimately innovate. At the Swedish-American Executive Women’s Conference, Sofia will speak about ten important mega trends in consumer society, that already are, or are increasingly becoming important for most industries to contemplate and take into consideration when thinking new or rethinking old.

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Maria Veerasamy is the CEO of Svenskt Tenn, Swedish Interior and Design store. Ms. Veerasamy has always been interested in art, fashion and culture. Maria’s first 4 years working was within the glass industry at the Swedish company Orrefors. To work close with craftsmanship has always been a priority for Maria, and after Orrefors she worked as a journeyman at a ladies’ tailor. After working for 21 years within the Swedish company Indiska as Store Manager, Sales Manager, Purchasing Manager and Deputy CEO, Maria became the CEO of Svenskt Tenn in 2011. For Maria it was like a dream come true to get the opportunity to work with one of Sweden’s most reputed companies with high quality, Swedish craftsmanship and a strong design philosophy, in addition to continue to form the long-term strategies including strategy for growth and production capacity.

Visit website: www.svenskttenn.com

Based out of the New York office, Christina is responsible for overseeing the company’s push into scripted programming for Canada, the US and the UK. Christina is an Executive Producer on Cineflix Studios’ first scripted series Copper, a one-hour period crime drama set to air on BBC America in August 2012. Christina joined Cineflix from AMC where, as Senior Vice-President of Scripted Series and Mini Series, she oversaw the Emmy award winning hits Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Broken Trail. A successful screenwriter and director, Christina has also written and directed a number of commercials and music videos, as well as a documentary about the murder of actress Dominique Dunne for E! Entertainment. Her other credits include screenplays for major Hollywood sequels, including Dirty Dancing 2, as well as original screenplays for films such as Model Wars (USA Networks), Tart (Lionsgate) and Get This (Castle Rock).

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Lotta Edling, Managing Editor and Deputy Publisher at Dagens Industri, Swedens largest business daily and part of the Bonnier Group. Lotta has been working with economic journalism the last 15 years at swedish business magazines Veckans Affärer and Affärsvärlden and at economic site E24. She has been in editing/ledarship positions since 2003 and at Dagens Industri since 2005, and is also highly involved in Dagens Industri's growth competition, Di Gazell Awards, aiming to focus and encourage innovation and growth in small and mid-size companies.

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With a kaleidoscope career in news media, Helen Jonsen has led the digital creation, strategy and growth of Bonnier's Working Mother Media and extended the Forbes brand via video production covering financial news and lifestyle reports of the world's business leaders. Helen sees social media as a breakthrough in opening communications as a two-way street, making professional media all the more important. She has been a television and radio journalist on screen and behind the scenes in New York covering local and national issues and in Melbourne, Australia. She is a sought-after speaker and commentator on issues surrounding women and women's leadership, media, and personal communications tools and strategies.

Eva Livijn-Olin is the owner and manager of Galleri Futura, founded 1970 in Stockholm. The gallery works with Swedish and international contemporary art and has over 40 years of experience of advising and sourcing art for corporations. Art is an integral part of creating a motivational and productive corporate environment. The right art can enhance employee satisfaction and reinforce corporate culture. Gallery Futura’s main services include exhibitions, exhibitions in public spaces, art projects and art replicas as well as art decoration for corporations and residentials. It also offers a complete range of art consulting services, from strategy and planning to procurement and installation. Ms Livijn-Olin is also a board member of the Historical Museum of Wine and Spirits in Stockholm. The new museum ”Spritmuseum” will host The Absolut Art Collection with 850 artworks, an important contributing factor in the worldwide success of the Absolut Vodka brand. Ms Livijn-Olin studied Economics at the Stockholm University and worked at The Swedish-French Chamber of Commerce in Paris before going into the art business.

Visit website: www.futuragallery.se

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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.

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