WOMEN LEADING IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. The SACCNY Mentor Program 2020 supports the next generation of female leaders by connecting young professionals with experienced mentors involved in international business. By utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers young female professionals a unique mentor experience. All with the goal of excelling in the fast-paed and ever-changing world and professional arena we now live and work in.

About the program

Women Lead, a new initiative by Women For Leaders and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York with a joint mission to help female professionals achieve their best through knowledge and experience sharing and support. Women Lead is an exciting, high level and intense mentorship program for women with a career in international business.  The yearlong program features five interactive events where mentors and mentees will meet both in group and individual settings to help develop their business network, professional skills and tools, and to gain insight and inspiration around modern leadership best practices – all with the goal of excelling in the fast paced and ever-changing world and professional arena we now live and work in. Mentors and Mentees will meet for five group meet-ups and deep dives in to relevant and important topics led by industry and content leaders, and in between will meet and connect on a regular one-on-one basis for sparring, development and reflection. The mentorship program ends with a festive diploma and closing dinner.

Target group

The Mentor Program targets female leaders, regardless of age and current work position, who strives to develop their leadership skills and extend their business network in an international context.

Program content

  • MEETUP 1: Kick-off Meeting in Stockholm – February 2020
    Introduction of the Mentor Program and WFL/SACCNY. Mentors and mentees meet for the first time. Separate program points for mentors/mentees – crash course in mentorship and self-reflection.
    Theme: Building trust and engagement
    Actively engaged employees performs significantly better and are much less likely to change employer. There is a direct relationship between employees’ commitment, customer satisfaction and profitability. Gain knowledge and insights on what creates commitment and confidence in teams and organizations.

 

  • MEETUP 2: Trip to Executive Women’s Conference & SACCNY in NYC – May 2020
    Participation in the eWc Conference & tailor-made program point for Women to Lead with company visits
    Theme: Leadership in a rapidly changing world
    Digitalization, Innovation and globalization creates extremely high pressure for change and challenge the way we lead organizations. Get knowledge about mega trends and influential factors that underlie the high rate of change.

     

  • MEETUP 3: Leadership Workshop in Stockholm – September 2020
    Theme: Sustainable leadership for my company, team and myself.
    Sustainable leadership builds high-performing teams that are prosperous and sustainable for the leader herself. In today’s connected society, it is more important than ever to control your energy through self-leadership.

 

  • MEETUP 4: Leadership Workshop in Stockholm – November 2020
    Theme: Coaching and communicative leadership.
    Communicative and coaching leadership is crucial to lead groups effectively in organizations of the future. Gain insight into conversation and coaching techniques for dialogues that create change.

 

  • MEETUP 5: Diploma Dinner – January 2021

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Program starts in February. Please note that the application closes November 30, 2019.  

PREVIOUS MENTORS

PIA GIDEON, CHAIRWOMAN - KLÖVERN & ACTION AID

ANNA-CLARA AF EKENSTAM - PARTNER, PWC SWEDEN

NYAMKO SABUNI - VICE PRESIDENT SUSTAINABILITY, ÅF

MAGDALENA GERGER - CEO & PRESIDENT, SYSTEMBOLAGET

FAQ

What IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?

– Evening workshops focusing on leadership, business strategy, and career development in international organizations.

– Personalized counsel and valuable networking opportunities.

– One-on-one sessions with a mentor in international business.

– Seminars with prominent guest speakers.

are you a mentee?

– The highly successful year-long program, includes one-on-one sessions, seminars, and workshops.

– The ideal mentee has a few years of work experience, knowledge of managing and executing projects, as well as a proven ability to lead.

are you a mentor?

– We are currently welcoming mentor applications from female business leaders.

– Mentoring relationships provide mutual growth and learning.

– Take the opportunity to offer guidance to young women in their early career and play a first-hand role in shaping the global business leaders of tomorrow.

HOW MUCH IS IT?
Program fee is $4,900 and includes 1 year of tailored mentorship.

Still have questions about the program? Don’t hesitate to reach out!

“It was truly valuable to have a mentor together with whom I could discuss and reflect on certain topics in relation to my job. In addition, the SACC New York Mentor Program creates value by showing female role models.”

HELENA STJERNHOLM, CEO, INDUSTRIVÄRDEN
SACCNY MENTEE 2009
”A MENTOR, BY DEFINITION, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT. IN THE SACC-NY MENTORING PROGRAM, THE WORD MENTOR HAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MEANING. TO BE ASSIGNED A MENTEE WHO IS ALREADY A QUALIFIED, SUCCESSFUL AND COMPETENT INDIVIDUAL AND BE OFFERED INSPIRATIONAL LECTURES FROM SOME OF SWEDEN’S FOREMOST ROLE MODELS HAS MEANT THAT I HAVE GROWN AT LEAST AS MUCH AS MY PROTÉGÉ. I HAVE EXPANDED MY NETWORK AND FOUND AT THE VERY LEAST ONE NEW FRIEND”.

NYAMKO SABUN
VP OF SUSTAINABILITY, ÅF
CURRENT SACCNY MENTOR
“THE SACCNY MENTOR PROGRAM HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS EXPERIENCE. NOT ONLY DUE TO THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING A DEDICATED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE MENTOR FOR A FULL YEAR, BUT ALSO DUE TO THE MENTOR PROGRAM ITSELF AND ITS COMMUNITY, WHICH CONSISTS OF SO MANY INSPIRING AND PROFICIENT PEOPLE.”

EMELIE JARNESTEN
GLOBAL CORPORATE CLIENT GROUP, NASDAQ OMX MENTEE, 2012

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