The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and Danish Dutch Business Club would like to welcome you to this year’s #NordicTalks Diversity Summit on October 11!
This summit will interactively discuss the questions below from the Diversity perspective. Diversity meaning understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations as well as with differences in education, personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases.
Diverse and inclusive companies have a better competitive edge.
Diversity often means higher financial performance.
Diversity and inclusion bridge the talent gap.
Diverse and inclusive organizations have increased adaptability.
Diversity and inclusion promote creativity and innovation.
What does it take to work actively with diversity & inclusion strategies and why does it matter? How do some of our leading Nordic companies work with their Diversity Strategies and what can we learn from each other?
16.00 Registration 16.30 Welcome 16.35 Introductory remarks by the Nordic Ambassadors 16.45 Keynote speaker Erna Versteegden 17.08 Fireside! Lena Herder, IKEA Netherlands + Caroline van Nieuwkerk, ISS Denmark 17.38 Break 17.48 Fireside! Lotta Gunnarsson, Booking.com + Wenche Fredriksen, Accenture, Norway 18.20 Panel discussion and Q & A 18.40 Conclusion remarks by Moderator 18.50 Mingle and drinks 20.00 End of program
Moderator: Stefan Wijers
#NordicTalks is designed for sharing experiences, knowledge and inspiration from others to get new insights on how to move forward and reach important policy goals in your own environment.
Photo credit: Hanne Hansen. View all of the photos on the #NordicTalks website http://nordictalks.org/portfolio/2018-diversity-summit/!
Fred. Roeskestraat 115, 1076 EE Amsterdam
Members: 38.00 Euro p.p.
Young Professionals: 20.00 p.p.
Non-Members: 55.00 p.p.
No refund possible after September 27, 2018
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Registration open until October 8, 2018
Keynote Speaker Erna Versteegden, The Changery
Erna Versteegden has over 25 years of international experience gained in marketing, sales and operations of financial services and business solutions across EMEIA and the US. Responsibilities encompassed achieving organizational set ups and changes, revenues objectives, managing divisions, consultancy and developing new concepts and business lines. Personal strengths include strategic thinking, creativity and negotiation skills in three languages (Dutch, English and German) and team management.
Moderator Stefan Wijers is a multipurpose and in demand panel chairman, facilitator and moderator. He combines intelligence and humor and was named ‘Best Chairperson of the Day’ in 2014. Stefan was born in the Netherlands but grew up in Denmark, due to this he is a native speaker in Dutch and Danish. He studied law at the University of Leiden. Since 2008, he is a professional facilitator and moderator.
Lena Herder, Managing Director/Retail manager, IKEA B.V Netherlands
Lena Herder joined IKEA B.V Netherlands three years ago as Managing Director/Retail manager, bringing with her a long experience within IKEA at several locations and positions before coming to the Netherlands. To mention a few, Lena has held positions as Managing Director/Retail manager at IKEA Finland, Deputy Managing Director/Retail manager at IKEA UK/IE, Competence and Development manager at IKEA Sweden and Deputy Managing Director at IKEA Food, Global. Before joining IKEA, Lena worked at Ericsson with B2B Sales responsible Office furniture for 6 years. Lena is a Swedish native, grown up in the city of Malmö. She holds a university degree in Marketing Economics from University Sweden. Lena enjoys travelling and has seen a lot of the world and different cultures, but yet there is still so much to experience on her “list” she says. “I love my job and our company culture due to the way we live our values. I don’t split between private and work life. It goes completely together!”
Wenche Fredriksen, Nordic Human Capital & Diversity Lead, Accenture
Wenche Fredriksen is the Nordic Human Capital & Diversity Lead at Accenture, working with leadership development, org development, inclusion and diversity. She has been with Accenture for 27 years, working as both a business consultant and an HR manager. She is frequently used as an external speaker promoting Accenture’s work with inclusion and diversity. As a proud mom, she has used her personal story, to drive the LGBTQ agenda at Accenture Nordic and in society in general. Wenche holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo, 1991.
Lotta Gunnarsson's areas of expertise are Change Management and Leadership in IT related business. She has experience in leading change in management positions in multi/national companies within Retail, IT, Dairy and Railway as well as from Consulting Business. She energizes people and organisations, and with her positive approach she engages people to deire the change, and change without pushing.
Caroline van Nieuwkerk, Regional People & Culture Director Northern Europe, ISS
Caroline is Regional Director People & Culture Northern Europe with ISS. Within ISS people are at the heart of the strategy and the purpose of Caroline’s role is to drive a people agenda that supports the employees at the customer sites to be able to give the best service every day. She is responsible for People and Culture in 9 countries with 90.000 employees. Before ISS Caroline worked mainly in IT and Telecommunications in companies like DTG, Microsoft, MCI Worldcom, NextiraOne and KPN, always in roles where change and transformation were key. Caroline holds a law degree of Leiden University in The Netherlands. She lives in Amsterdam and has two daughters (18 and 16) for whom she trusts that the future business and diversity landscape will look far more balanced than today.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participants for contributing to the success of the Swedish Chamber Patron Dinner on November 22, 2016. We cordially thank H.E. Ambassador of Sweden and Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mr. Per Holmström for hosting the Patron Dinner 2016 and Mr. Jeroen van der Veer, ING Keynote speaker and Honorary Guest, for sharing his experiences and introducing the Round Table discussions.