March 8, 2021 Lunch Talk International Womens Day – How to be a change maker

Monday 8 March 2021
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When: March 8, 2021

Time: 12.00 – 13.00 CET

How to be a changemaker – Are you curious to know how to impact people and planet in a positive way?

In this Lunch Talk Lisen Wirén, Programme Manager at the IKEA Social Entrepreneurship at Inter IKEA Group will share her thoughts and drive to work with social  entrepreneurship and to contribute to positive change.


IKEA has been collaborating with social businesses since 2012, and currently, the initiative is generating work for more than 30,000 people. Handcrafted collections and products produced in collaborations with social businesses are sold in IKEA stores worldwide. Today, IKEA announces scaling up social entrepreneurship business with the ambition to reach 95,000 jobs by 2025.

For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for people who need it the most. The social businesses produce unique handcrafted products in order to create financial independence and life-changing opportunities for marginalized groups and women in vulnerable communities. The ability to earn an income also has a direct and positive effect on nearly 150,000 family members of these artisans today.


Opening by Ambassador of Sweden for the Nehterlands, Annika Markovic
Welcome by Kerstin Gerlagh
Opening words by Ambassador of Sweden for the Netherlands, Annika Markovic
Keynote speaker: Lisen Wirén
Iinteractive Discussion and Q&A
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About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.



Participation Fee

Members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the NL: Free of charge
YP Members: Free of Charge
Non Members: Euro 15.00

Registration details

Upon registration you will receive a confirmation and closer to the event you will receive a link to access the webinar.