At long last – getting together (again)
to Reconnect & Recharge!

The 19th annual Executive Women’s Conference features a diverse list of today´s top executive women and organizational leaders sharing their insights and thoughts on the power of female networking.

seats are limited, secure your spot now

Kristine Braden - Managing Director & Head of Europe, CEO, Citigroup Global Markets A/S

Kristine Braden is Citi Country Officer for Switzerland, Monaco and Liechtenstein and the Corporate & Investment Banking Head for Switzerland, based in Zurich. She has enjoyed a 20 year career with Citi working across EMEA, Asia and Latin America in various capacities. Kristine was previously the head of the Global Subsidiaries Group for Europe serving Citi’s multinational clients, based in London. In addition to her role at Citi, Kristine serves as vice president of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland where she leads the FinTech regulatory and Cyber workstreams. In 2017, she was appointed to the board of the Swiss Banking Association, the first female board member in the association’s history. Kristine is a keen advocate of advancing women’s diversity and currently serves as the president of Advance, a network that promotes the growth of the proportion of women in management positions in Switzerland.

AnnaCarin Grandin - CEO, Coor Service Management

AnnaCarin Grandin previously held the position of CEO of Coor Sweden. She has been with Coor for 19 years, and has worked in several roles in the company, including CEO of Coor in Norway, Business Unit President and Contract Manager. AnnaCarin Grandin also has experience from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and Dalkia (now Lassila & Tikanoja).

Sandra Signarsdotter - Priest & Chaplin Gustaf Vasa Church

Sandra Signarsdotter is the supervising priest in Chaplin Gustaf Vasa Church
with responsibility for coordination and development of activities. Extensive experience in strategic work and management issues. Serves as a member of the Church Assembly, the Church of Sweden’s highest decision-making body. High social skills with the talent to build trusting relationships. Collaborated with various actors in civil society. One of those collaborations resulted in an article in DI Weekend and a further collaboration with the City of Stockholm. Innovative / Brave / Confident

Siduri Poli - Entrepreneur, Investor & Author Changers Hub

Siduri Poli is working to enable the dreams of women and poc founders. She is the Co-founder and Head of Business & Brand at Changers Hub where 1800+ ideas grow. She is the author of ‘How to make it in a white world’ (Hur du lyckas i en vit värld), Tech Investor, Keynote Speaker & TEDx speaker (x2), and Future Most Powerful, Super Talent of the Year, Digital Inspirer of the Year.

Maria Groschopp Dellwik - Business Development Strategist, Nasdaq

Experienced Senior Business Development Strategist and Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry and a drive to establish, grow and improve companies. Key strength in; business & strategy development, business architecture/design, company assessments/M&A, opportunity identification, business efficiency improvements (process/organization), business management/leadership, capital markets, exchange listings and entrepreneurship. Fluent in Swedish, English and French.

Cecilia Beck-Friis - CEO, Hemmet

Cecilia Beck-Friis is the CEO at Hemnet. Previously, she was a co-founder and board member at Rayvr. She is happy and proud to represent Hemnet as CEO. Hemnet is an exciting company with a fantastic service that many Swedes return to regularly in the hunt to find a new home or just dream away. There is a strong drive, commitment, and deep competence in the company as well as exciting development potential. Their goal is to make Hemnet’s already strong service even better for their three customer groups, sellers, buyers, and brokers.

Helya Riazat - Co-Founder & Principal, Järvaskolan

Helya Riazat is the Co-Founder and principal at Järvaskolan and took home first place on the list of Future Female Leaders 2021! Helya works to ensure that all children and young people grow up with the same conditions to manage their schooling – that is why she started Järvaskolan. She wanted to create a school where all students should have access to a school free from racism, free from prejudice, and characterized by high expectations in an environment with a strong community. A school where all children can dream big and free. A real role model!

Emma Stenström - Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics

Emma is Associate Professor and Director of the Research Center for Arts, Business & Culture at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Sweden. Her research concerns aesthetic and sustainable business, the intersection between arts and business, and the humanistic side of management. She has been also been a guest professor at the University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm. Emma has worked with transforming business education through adding inner and outer sustainability to the curricula. She runs a master course in collaboration with Transparency International on human rights and anti-corruption in global business. Emma is also a regular columnist in the Swedish daily business newspaper.

There is a special, vibrant energy that evolves when you bring people together – and for real. When you get to meet, listen, learn, share moments, and become inspired. It is a feeling of hope and togetherness, and it is something we are finally allowed to experience again.

With society opening back up, we think it’s time we Reconnect & Recharge – by once again bringing brilliant and fantastic women together into one room. A room where we jointly can create that special, vibrant, feeling of togetherness and celebrate the importance of networking. The 19th annual, SACCNY Executive Women’s Conference will dive deep into the power of female networks – knowing the importance of meeting, inspiring, and sharing experiences with each other. By opening the floor to a diversity of participants, we will hear from known, and not so known speakers, sharing their opinions and lessons learned. How can individual experiences inspire a generation of women? How can we together create the networks we desire? – and most importantly help each other grow? Join us for this extraordinary conversation!

Lisa Lindström - CXO EMEIA & CEO, EY Doberman

Lisa leads the digital design firm, Doberman since 2003. In just a couple of years, she managed to turn the firm and its negative result into a top-ranked design firm with a turnover of 40 million SEK with customers such as SVT, DN, Apoteket, BabyBjorn, Posten. Since Lisa’s takeover, the firm has been recognized with several design awards and appointed Sweden’s best agency for nine consecutive years by Dagens Industri.

Lotta Edling - Editorial Director, Bonnier News

Lotta Edling is on the Executive Management team of Bonnier News, part of Sweden’s largest media company and the owner of Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, Dagens industri, HD-Sydsvenskan and local newspaper group MittMedia. Prior to this, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Dagens Industri and has a background in business press for 20 years. Lotta is also on the boards of danish business daily Dagbladet Börsen, Sweden’s national news agency TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå) and Swedish Media Publishers’ Association TU (Tidningsutgivarna).

Anna throne-holst - President, SACCNY

Anna Throne-Holst is a hard-working leader, devoted mother of four and the President at SACCNY. Prior to her presidentship at SACCNY, Anna was active in the political arena: She worked for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, served as the Town Supervisor of Southampton for six years and most recently she ran as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress to represent the First Congressional District of New York in 2016. Notably dedicated to supporting children from low-income families, Anna also co-founded the Hayground School in Bridgehampton and served as the Executive Director at Bridgehampton Child Care & Rec. Center.

Thursday, March 10,
Lunch & conversations
12:00 – 14:00

Magasinet Münchenbryggeriet, Södermälarstrand 25, 118 25 Stockholm

Networking mingle
14:00 – 15.00

EY Doberman, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2,
118 25 Stockholm

The seats are limited,
Make sure to secure your seat now!

Book your ticket to the Stockholm
Luncheon & networking mingle

The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, New York, (SACCNY) is the oldest and largest Swedish chamber of commerce outside Sweden. Founded in 1960, SACCNY acts as an invaluable support arm for Swedish businesses already, or aiming to, establish in the largest and most competitive market in the world – The United States. Headquartered in New York with its unique market position for innovation, collaboration and exponential success.

Most notable is SACCNY’s recent initiative, Gateway – a collaborative innovation, co-working, meeting and networking platform. Acting as a soft-landing pad and dynamic launch and networking platform for Scandinavian startups & scaleups, as well as larger, well-established corporations, Gateway merges SACCNY’s legacy and unique network with Sweden’s turbo-charged and leading international commercial innovation sector – providing a meeting place for energetic entrepreneurs, curious investors and long-standing Swedish powerhouses.

The platform is already home to more than 80 Scandinavian companies and the number keeps growing. Meet and collaborate among hungry, entrepreneurs; learn from the wise and experienced corporates – that is Gateway.

Emma Fredwall, COO & Head of Business Services, SACCNY
emma.fredwall@saccny.org

Irena Nilaj, Gateway & Event Manager, SACCNY
irena.nilaj@saccny.org