Today, men outnumber women by a margin of nearly nine to one on the nominating committees for the board of directors of the 59 major Swedish companies listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange's Large Cap list.
While smaller in number, this unbalanced gender composition is reflected on the majority of boards of directors for Swedish companies as well.
AmCham Sweden invites you to hear from Margareta Neld, Women in Progress CEO and Amanda Evans, General Manager for POC and member of the AmCham Sweden Board of Directors, as they discuss ways that Swedish companies can consider to add more equal representation on their boards.
Margareta is founder and owner of Neld International Consulting and Women In Progress.
She is an organizational consultant, advisor, mentor/coach and has 18 years of board experience as co-owner and Managing Director. Margareta has experience from Swedish and international companies.
Over the past 12 years, Margareta has arranged board and leadership programs for women. She is an accredited teacher of the Swedish Institute of Corporate Governance (StyrelseAkademien) course Right Focus.
Margareta is co-author of the book Stories from the Board room (Berättelser från styrelserum – mellan dinosaurier och pappersdrakar).
Amanda's career has been in international sales and management, in both large corporations (Eurosport, Bertlemann Media, Pearson Television, Thames Television, ICL Computers) and smaller entrepreneurial companies (POC, Odyssey Entertainment).
Currently, Amanda serves as the General Manager for POC, a Swedish company that was founded in 2005 and acquired by Black Diamond Inc. in 2012. She is also a member of the AmCham Sweden Board of Directors.
Amanda is passionate about building businesses and is most interested in profitable growth. She also likes to develop and sell products and services that make a difference to people's lives, as well as the environment.
Having lived and worked in Kenya, Japan, U.K., Spain, France, Poland & Sweden, Amanda has a keen interest in working across different cultures and understanding how to get the most out of a variety of mindsets.