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Meet Ingrid Tappin, keynote speaker for Tech Talent and Diversity In tech, May 23
We are proud to present Ingrid Tappin, CEO and Founder of Diversity Leaders in Tech, as the keynote speaker for the insightful event “Tech Talent & Diversity in Tech”, presented by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and KPMG Meijburg & CO on May 23, 2024! This event moves beyond the WHY diversity strategy is needed, and instead focuses on the HOW.
"Whether it’s in the workplace or in society at large, we all have a responsibility and a right to use our talents for good. It’s not enough to simply recognise the need for change; we must also take action to make it happen."
Ingrid Tappin is on a mission to set the standard for DEI Excellence in European tech, leading the very first community driven DEI Platform in the Netherlands. Through Diverse Leaders in Tech'ss data-led approach, peer-to-peer learning solutions and DEI partner network, Tappin’s social impact venture helps companies attract, retain and leverage the innovation power of DEI; powered by tech and at scale. to participate in this important event!
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Meet Ashna Chhatta, ethical fashion stylist Clothes Swap April 25
We are very proud to present Ashna Chhatta, ethical fashion stylist, who will offer professional styling at this week’s Clothes Swap event, in collaboration with Young Professionals and Edge Workspaces. Join us this Thursday, April 25, to get personal styling advice from Ashna, and update your wardrobe with circular fashion pieces for spring! Ashna sees fashion and style as an expression of self-love. As an ethical fashion stylist and personal shopper, she takes you on an inner journey, so that you can discover and shape what suits your unique personality. Her mission is to help people have a responsible, durable, timeless, circular wardrobe. Together with Ashna, you will get to know the stores and brands that are reliable, honest and transparent, both socially and environmentally. The event includes a keynote presentation on circular fashion by Andrea Orsag, Clothes Swap Market offering unisex, male, and female clothing suitable for spring and office wear, and mingling with music and drinks. All unswapped clothing items will be donated to Dress for Success.Welcome to this dynamic after-work event hosted by the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber and Edge Workspaces!
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Empowering Personal Leadership online course by Zumflow – now with exclusive discount for Swedish Chamber Members
This spring, I was offered the opportunity to join the inspiring course Personal Leadership by Zumflow, a coaching company empowering professionals and inspiring change since 2009. The online course is led by their founder, Kristina Zumpolle. Zumflow works with coaching, designing and delivering programmes with a focus on effective and authentic leadership. The five-week course aims to help participants find clarity and lead their lives better by trusting themselves, managing limiting beliefs, and reaching their goals. Through videos, reflection material, and live sessions, it provides you with new perspectives and tools to help you get the most out of both your personal and professional life. One Friday morning in February, I stepped out of my usual routine and logged into a Zoom meeting filled with strangers, not really knowing what to expect. The group was a dynamic mix of people from various backgrounds, nationalities, ages, and industries, going through a wide range of changes in their lives, which had brought them to Zumflow. Despite being strangers at first, the conversations immediately felt natural and open. I spent the next five Friday mornings together with inspiring this group of people, delving into discussions on how to lead our lives more effectively. It's understandable that Friday mornings soon became a favorite part of my week. The course covered group discussions, personal reflections, meditations, writing exercises, and one-on-one chats with Kristina in front of the group during the live sessions. Listening to the other participant’s life stories and challenges, each unique, was truly eye-opening. Kristina's emphatic and encouraging coaching style made us feel empowered, safe, and connected as a group. The discussion during the live sessions often stayed with me, and suddenly I found myself talking with friends over dinner which values they find most important in their life, or calling my mom to ask if she experiences limiting beliefs holding her back in life. I also brought material from Personal Action Plan to our team at work, fostering a meaningful conversation about our energy management. Did you know the mind can stay in a high productive and positive energy for maximum 1-1.5 hours? I suggest you schedule a team coffee this week to discuss that fact. Reflect on how your shared routines can foster recovery and healthy habits, ultimately creating mental well-being and better performances. In conclusion, the Personal Leadership course by Zumflow is a great way to reflect on your life, understand your motivations and actions, and find inspiration from others. I would like to thank Kristina Zumpolle for the opportunity to participate in this high-level course in personal leadership, and all participants for sharing their stories and insights. If you're interested in investing in your own leadership journey, consider signing up for this course by Zumflow using the exclusive discount code: EARLYBIRDPL24, available to all Swedish Chamber members from April 22 to May 10. This code gives you access to the five-week online program, including videos, reflection documents, weekly Zoom sessions with Kristina, a Personal Action Plan, and one year of access to training material for 1497 excl. VAT (regular price is 1995 excl. VAT). The following Personal Leadership course by Zumflow starts on September 13, 2024, at 09:00 AM CET. I highly recommend anyone interested in self discovery and personal growth to join Zumflow's course. The course is created for young and middle leaders, up to director level. If you would like to know more about my experience, you are welcome to contact me at alexandra.gummesson@swedishchamber.nl By Alexandra Gummesson Communication & Marketing Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands  
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Thank you for the insightful presentation on Sustainable Leadership with Niels Thijssen
The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals extend our heartfelt gratitude to Niels Thijssen for generously sharing his expertise and personal anecdotes on Sustainable Leadership, last week at this enlightening session and part of the Mentorship Program 2024. With engaging insights drawn from his personal journey, including his experiences coaching Belgium’s elite hockey team, Niels Thijssen delivered a captivating presentation emphasizing the importance of connecting with oneself, the team, and the broader world to cultivate sustainable leadership.
“People try to limit the risks before trying. Instead, we need to be comfortable with failing forward” – Niels Thijssen, Professional Leadership Coach, Facilitator and Author
We also thank all attendees for their active participation, and AIMS International for their valued collaborations. The Swedish Chamber is proud to facilitate these pivotal discussions on sustainable leadership. Find more photos from the event ! Join us on May 14 for the next Mentorship presentation on Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance with Kristina Zumpolle and Jasmijn de Smit from Zumflow. for details and registration!    
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