September 16, 2021 Women in Tech

Thursday 16 September 2021
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Date: September 16, 2021

Time: 10.00 – 11.15



What are the possibilities and challenges for women tech entrepreneurs in this time of pandemic and a booming demand for tech solutions and a growing tech industry? What impact does it have on women tech entrepreneurs? How do we create diverse workplaces where women are free to fulfill their professional potential and have the equal access to resources, knowledge and networks as men?

Today, women are still challenged in their pursuit and progression within the tech sector. We understand the importance of gender equality and diversity, but how could you implement policies promoting it at your company? What is it about a company that makes it uninviting for women to apply? Why are tech women still under-represented at most companies? It doesn’t make any sense because obviously there is no difference in skills or competence. They’re out there, but how can you get them into your organization?

In this webinar we bring together experts and women leaders in the tech community for an inspiring session about diversity, inclusion, inspiration and disruption.  Welcome to join!

Introduction remarks:

The Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund








Quotes from speakers:


Dr Cara Antoine, Managing Director Digital Transformation, IG&H | Global Women in Tech, The Netherlands

“Never underestimate the competence and ability of another. I think that the simple things and taking small action is important.”





Ariane Bucquet-Pousette, Project Manager Start-Ups Invest Stockholm
“We have a saying in Sweden called ¨we have a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other¨. I would say there is a special place in hell for men that doesn’t help women.”





Ruth de Jager, Country Manager Netherlands Storytel
“Never tell a girl she’s bossy but that she has management skills.”





Indra Sharma, Author, Investor 

“If we don’t change we will continue to have a world build by men for men. I don’t want that. I think this should be the top priority for politicians as well and to make sure that entrepreneurship and diversity is the main target for the future development of Sweden and Europe.”






Rens Goudsmit, Moderator, Head of TK Tech & Attorney at law, TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen

“New technologies and developments are leading to innovative, interesting and complex (legal) issues. So especially in this sector it is crucial to share best practices, insights, experiences and know how. I believe making connections is key in the Tech sector. This is exactly where the Tech Tables are meant for”.





Welcome by Kerstin Gerlagh, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands
Introduction by Moderator Rens Goudsmit
Introduction remarks by Johannes Oljelund, Ambassador of Sweden
Presentation Cara Antoine
Presentation Ruth de Jager
Presentation Indra Sharma
Presentation Ariane Bucquet-Pousette
Q&A and Discussions
End Event Thank you by Moderator Rens Goudsmit and by Kerstin Gerlagh




The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Tech Talent webinar is supported by TK




Women in Tech is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in partnership with:





The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s for the Netherlands Tech Talent webinar is part of the series Tech Tables and invites Swedish Chamber Members and leading experts, exciting entrepreneurs and challengers alongside passionate change makers to participate in the exciting discussions. How will technologies shape the future and what can we learn from each other? The Tech Tables 2021 will focus on four Themes: Tech Talent – Tech Finance/VC investment – Women in Tech – Tech for Good


Upcoming Tech Table webinar by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands:
October 19, 2021 Tech for Good





Participation Fee

Free of charge

Registration details

This webinar is offered by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands free of charge, registration however, is compulsory.

Welcome to register digitally below or send an email to

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