PRLab launches third pro bono campaign to help purpose-driven startups & NGOs
On August 2nd 2022 Global PR agency , one of the leading PR agencies for tech companies in Europe with offices in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Munich, is launching its third pro bono campaign to help purpose-driven startups and NGOs gain greater visibility through PR and marketing. "After the success of our previous pro bono campaigns, we decided to launch a third. There are so many important initiatives out there that lack visibility due to a lack of resources or PR skills. We look forward to supporting local initiatives in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands with our expertise," says Matias Rodsevich, founder and CEO of PRLab. The campaign targets tech startups and NGOs that have innovative solutions to problems in society or industries, and runs until mid-September. The winner will receive three months of free PR support during the last quarter of the year. "Last year we received over 60 entries, with initiatives ranging from more diversity in tech to raising awareness of individual wellbeing as part of an organisation's success. It will be exciting to go through this year's entries, and we look forward to helping the winner engage their audience in the best way possible during the final months of the year," says Matias Rodsevich. The closing date for entries is 16 September. Companies can submit their entries by visiting the PRLab website and filling in the form. The winner will be announced on 23 September 2022. PRLab is an international PR agency with offices in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Munich, specialising in PR services for tech startups and scaleups. Known clients include Meltwater, Peak, Looklet, TomTom and Wayflyer.   Click to learn more.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce gives a warm welcome to new Member SAE International. SAE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. SAE’s relatively small staff of 300 persons supports 200,000 volunteers worldwide who do the real work. For over 100 years, these dedicated professionals do everything from mentoring children and engineering students to contributing to technical papers and standards. As a global organization, SAE International has offices in the USA, UK, Netherlands and China and works with affiliate SAE organizations in Brazil and India and provide the following:
  1. Neutral forums that abide by international anti-trust guidelines for engineers to convene and collaborate on issues that affect their broader industries and society
  2. Consensus-based standards that advance quality, safety and innovation
  3. A global community whose diverse wisdom makes mobility safer, cleaner and more accessible
  4. The most reliable and comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed engineering resources in mobility
  5. STEM education and collegiate programs to inspire and build mobility’s future workforce
  6. Professional engineering and management training to advance careers and build adaptable workforces
  Welcome! Click to learn more.
SAVE THE DATE for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2022-2023. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then, more than 100 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited from their future personal and professional growth. The many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and learning more about their insights and values. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Mentorship Program is an 7-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops covering topics as leadership, digitalization, business culture, personal development and mindfulness and recovery. The sessions are inspired and supported by senior business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish-Dutch business community. It strives to provide participants with the opportunity to grow in their careers and to enrich their personal developments by exchanging experiences, views, and knowledge. By using the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience under the supervision of The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program Program Manager Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. For more information, follow the link:       
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce congratulates Edge Technologies on their official launch of their Net Zero strategy, cutting carbon emissions on company and project levels by 50%. Since sustainability is one of our cornerstones we are proud to have our office in one of your amazing buildings and excited to join your revolution. Click to watch the clip.
Business profile and author Marianne Hamilton turns 75 years old. Many of our Members will remember the very inspiring webinar on January 26, 2021 when the Swedish Chamber of Commerce was honored to welcome Marianne Hamilton to discuss her book Advice to my dear daughter and gender diversity together with an expert panel. Listening to Marianne and reading her book it is hard to imagine that Marianne now turns 75 while her advice how to influence your career by finding your own drive and competence feels so very up to date and fits everyone who are interesting in personal development and growth. Marianne is a true role model by becoming the first woman in Atlas Copco's management team, where in 1991 she was given responsibility for HR and organizational development. Her ideas still characterize Atlas Copco's global operations, not least through the internal global job market that she introduced, a process that has been praised by many companies, and the decentralized structure. Marianne Hamilton's belief in the individual's own power and willingness to contribute to results permeates her entire career. After retiring from Atlas Copco in 2007, she began writing books. Advice to my dear daughter is today published in four languages*) and is used in circles, mentorship programs and as a read-and-ponder book in many countries and companies. An Organizational Philosophy describes Atlas Copco's journey towards a global internal job market with the principles and guidelines that were set up for success. She has also published three novels. Marianne Hamilton works tirelessly for everyone - woman or man - to understand for themselves how they can influence their career with the help of their own drive, competence, and attitude. On July 31, Marianne Hamilton turns 75 years old. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce wishes Marianne a very happy birthday and hope she will continue her important mission for many years to come. *The Dutch edition, Advies aan mijn lieve dochter, has an introduction by the Chair of Ericsson, Ronnie Leten.
Swedes Worldwide is an independent and non-profit organization whose mission is to support Swedes living abroad by monitoring, informing, and influencing their interests and concerns. On July 9, 2022, Swedes Worldwide presented a new report about the number of Swedes living abroad showing that around 700,000 Swedes are living outside Sweden. To be precise 68500 persons, which is an increase compared to the same report in 2015 when the number was 660000. According to the Swedes Worldwide report, there are Swedes living in at least 177 of the world’s approximately 200 countries. The majority live in Europe, but the USA is the country with most Swedes followed by Spain and the UK. “We cannot verify how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the results, but an increased uncertainty connected to health, closed borders and vaccination, and a desire to live closer to family and friends have most likely influenced the results" - says Cecilia Borglin, General Secretary of Swedes Worldwide (Svenskar i Världen) In addition to the Report on the number of Swedes outside Sweden, 10,000 people participated in a survey by Swedes Worldwide to gain more knowledge of the lives of Swedes abroad. The result of the survey shows among others that love and climate are the main reasons for many to leave Sweden and when they are established abroad most of them appreciate the possibility to take part in other cultures but that sometimes the bureaucracy in the new country can be a bit of a problem. From the groups that participated in the survey, professionals, partners to professionals, students, and pensioners, the latest group had the lowest interest in moving back to Sweden. The Report was made in collaboration with Swedish foreign organizations abroad. Click to read the full report.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to invite you to our Tech Table – Women in Tech on September 8, 2022. In this Tech Table we aim to involve you in an inspiring session about Empowerment Leadership by sharing the stories of esteemed leaders within our network. Leadership is about empowering others and creating a lasting legacy. We welcome all members, women, and men to join us to learn how to become an empowering leader at any stage of your career!

  The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite you for an inspiring session with Keynote speaker Dr. Cara Antoine, Managing Director at IG&H. She has seasoned Executive experience in digitally transforming businesses and cultures across global corporates and industries from Royal Dutch Shell, to Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Polaroid and more. She holds various Non-Executive Board positions, including President & Chairwoman at Women in Tech Netherlands and Non-Executive Supervisory Board Member, Wortell Group, and at the Cornea Patients Association. Cara will share her experiences and thoughts about “Empowerment Leadership” and the attributes we all need to empower others in our workplaces and communities to leave a lasting legacy.   Cara’s talk will be followed by presentations by Tuva Palm, Digitalization Expert, Utopia Music AG. who is s considered one of Sweden's most powerful women in tech as she in leading positions has built software and hardware for millions of users, expanded and digitized companies as a CTO of Nordnet Bank, Product Director at the fintech Klarna, Engineering Manager at Oracle, once even a developer of the Java programming language, amongst other interesting positions. Now she works with acquisitions within MusicTech at the Swiss scaleup Utopia Music but is also aboard professional and investor in companies such as EasyPark, TradeRepublic, Lunar Bank.   Also joining us with her inspiring insights is Lotta Gunnarsson, Director Software Development at Lotta’s expertise is Tech, Change Management and Leadership. She's had leading positions in both small and large multinational companies. In her current position she works with tech strategy and organizational development in a very diverse company. As a woman in Tech, she has always been part of a minority. She's had to learn how to navigate politics, without sacrificing her family for a career.   Thei talks will be followed by an interactive Q&A and Panel engagement   More speakers to be confirmed.    

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On July 15 Handelsbanken Nederland announced its half-year results for 2022. Incomes in the Netherlands rose with 16% to EUR 67,3 million and the costs rose with 12% to EUR 38,3 million. Handelsbanken Nederland's operating result thus amounted to EUR 25 million, 11% higher than in the same period last year. “Ondanks de onzekere marktomstandigheden heeft de groei zich in het eerste halfjaar onverminderd voortgezet. De rentebaten van de door ons verstrekte hypotheken en vastgoedfinancieringen namen toe en de aan ons toevertrouwde spaar- en depositogelden zijn verder gegroeid. Daarnaast namen ook de fee- en commissie-inkomsten via onze dochter Optimix Vermogensbeheer toe. Ook in de tweede helft van het jaar streven we ernaar de groei op het gebied van hypotheken, vastgoedfinancieringen en vermogensbeheer door te zetten.”     Roland van Pooij, CEO van Handelsbanken Nederland   Click to read the full press release in Dutch.