Upcoming events

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden are very pleased to invite our members and relations to a bilateral Roundtable discussion featuring Marianne Hamilton, Business profile and Author, on how to support women to take charge of their careers, strive for top positions and better navigate in business for a better future.

 

Today gender diversity and inclusiveness are on top of the agenda for many governments and companies. Within the EU probably all. But what do we mean?  Is it about percentages? Or output? When are we satisfied? How do we measure?  What is on the agenda for the youth of today’s? Why are companies so slow in getting equality in place? Or are they not?

 

We are very pleased to welcome Marianne Hamilton for an interview with Swe-Cham Member Viveka Andersson and to invite you all to an interactive Panel discussion together with Marianne and our pannelists Ruth de Jager, Country Manager, Storytel, Ruben Brunsveld, Sr. Advisor at Enact Sustainable Strategies and Peter Møllgaard,  Dean at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics and Professor of Industrial Organization about how far have we come with corporate gender diversity and what still needs to be done?

 

Marianne was Atlas Copco’s Senior Vice President, Organizational Development and Management Resources for sixteen years. She has extensive board experience from sitting on multiple corporate boards. Her ground-breaking introduction at Atlas Copco of an internal global job market, where everyone was welcome to apply for open positions, led to a unique opportunity to improve the organisation and make its corporate culture even stronger. This internal job market concept has subsequently been copied by several world-leading companies.  Marianne has a strong faith in the individual. In her book Advice To My Dear Daughter, which was released in Dutch this year, she gives her own very personal advice to women aiming for top executive positions who want to grow professionally. Her thoughts and ideas provide pragmatic, down-to-earth guidance for women to take charge of their careers and thrive.

 

 

 

Program

15.00                Welcome by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Kerstin Gerlagh

15.05                Interview with Marianne Hamilton, author of Advice to My Dear Daughter by Viveka Andersson, Wevando

15.20               Panel discussion with Marianne Hamilton and company representing Dutch and Swedish companies in Sweden and in the Netherlands.

15.50               Q & A and Panel discussion

16.05               Conclusion by Moderator Viveka Andersson

16.10                Thanks’ by Dutch Chamber of Commerce Els Berkers

 

 

Advice to My Dear Daughter

Advice to My Dear Daughter is written for young women who have just started their business careers. The target group are strong, professional women who want to understand the corporate world. The utmost objective with the book is that more women will reach top management positions where they have the power to change things in accordance with their own values. To have more companies with diversity in their management teams and that are delivering sustainable profitable growth.

In the book the reader gets 46 pragmatic advice. The most basic is that the woman must put her mind on achieving results. She should not be egocentric but result orientated. She should move from “Did I do a great presentation?” to “What impact did my presentation have?”  The book is based on Hamilton’s own experiences. It focuses on what a woman can do, but also on how she can do it. It gives guidance on how to ‘read’ and manage a certain a certain situation, not on the obstacles.

Marianne Hamilton strongly believes in the power of the individual. The woman herself is the only one who really knows her potential. Her own judgement is much more important than the judgment of other people. “Yes, I did it!” is much more worth than “Excellent, my girl!” The 46 advice cover various situations from understanding the individual’s role in the organization, to the steering of a business, the vision, strategy, and company processes. The more a woman understands the better she can navigate and deliver results. The advice also guides the woman on how she can become a leader, but even more, how she can become the manager of a business.

In the book Hamilton stresses that, while pursuing a career, the woman must have a good life, which is not necessarily meaning having a balance. A professional life is typically a bumpy journey, the woman must be prepared and organize herself accordingly. Doing this, she can also have a welcoming home, a family, friends, and lots of fun.

 

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to invite our members to a webinar in collaboration with Swedish Chamber International (SCI) and new Swe-Cham Member IPscreener on March 9, 2021.

 

Best practice for AI tools and IP Boosting innovation through automation and digitalization. 

 

Date: 

March 9, 2021

Time: 
11.45 – 12.45

 

Zoom

 

More information to be confirmed.

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Are you a young professional looking to accelerate your career en grow your professional network?

                                                                      or

Are you an international business leader within the Chamber’s network looking for an opportunity to connect and support the next generation’s business leaders?

Apply to the Swe-Cham Mentorship Program 2020-2021!

When?
Launch October 29, 2020 – June 10, 2020
Mentor guidelines meeting October 22, 2020 Time: 17.00 – 18.00

 

What makes the difference between a career that thrives and one that stalls? For many in the business world, it’s a mentor. In addition to helping you define your professional development path, a mentor an help you deal with the everyday concerns in the daily job life. While one should never blindly follow in the footsteps of others, the lessons learned from others’ experiences and missteps, can prove invaluable.

With this program the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting Mentees from the Young Professionals with mentors from the Chamber’s extensive network of international leaders.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a 8-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops covering topics as Cross-border business culture, How to create international teams, Leadership strategies & Personal growth and recruitment processes in corona times, by business experts from various fields. 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 utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience.

 

Time Schedule and Program Details 2020/2021

October 22, 2020
17.00 – 18.00
Zoom
Mentor meeting sharing Mentor guidelines and frameworks (Mentors only)

 

October 29, 2020
18.30 – 21.00
Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Introduction and speed dating
Hendrik Jan Guitink

During the first meeting, the Kick-off, you will meet your Mentor/Mentee and you will get introduced to the Mentorship program and what to expect. The program and guidelines will be presented, and material will be supplied, including a Mentorship agreement. At the kick-off, we will also have our Kick-off Speed Dating session to get to know each other better and to make it possible to build your business network from day 1.

 

December 3, 2020
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
International and cross border Business Culture and Networking Skills
Hendrik Jan Guitink

Guest Speaker:  Tba

February 3, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Creating (international) teams and defining your role
Henrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

 

April 22, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Personal development and growth
Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

 

June 10, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Recruitment strategies
Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

At this final meeting we will also  evaluate on personal lessons learned and you  will receive a certificate for accomplishing the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.

 

Register before October 12, 2020  at our event page https://bit.ly/3mQkQkX

 

The Program
The highly successful program includes one-to-one sessions, 5 mandatory seminars and workshops,  further described below,  scheduled throughout 2020 – 2021 will help you to reach your goal for personal growth and development and to increase your professional leadership skills as well as to share experiences and insights with others and building on your business network. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then more than 700 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited for their future personal and professional growth and the many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and to learn more about their insights and values.

 

Who?
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is open to all Young Professionals members of the Swedish Chamber and members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and encourages both mentors and mentees to register. It is designed for Young Professionals between 25 and 36 years old with high ambitions to develop and grow. The ideal Mentee has a few years of work experience and knowledge of managing and executing projects.

For Mentors a special Mentor meeting will be planned (zoom) prior to the launch to share Mentor guidelines and best practice.

 

How?
The Mentor/Mentee couples will be selected carefully according to the application forms by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in close co-operations with the Program facilitator. After mentors are paired up with mentees both Mentors and Mentees are participating at the five pre-scheduled Workshops and Seminars throughout the year both as individuals and as couple. At these Seminars and Workshops time has also been included for one-to-one meetings between the Mentor and the Mentee. In between the mandatory meetings one-on-one meetings are encouraged to take place once every six weeks, in person or digitally, offering opportunities for in-depth discussions.The personal success of the Mentorship Program is most of all depending on your commitment to yourself and to invest time in You!

 

What?
For 8 months you will benefit of having a Mentor or being the Mentor to a Mentee and building a Mentorship relation. You will learn more about yourself and learning from others. You will share insights and ideas with experts on Cross boarder business culture, Leadership strategies, Creating international teams and Recruitment processes (in corona times) and build on your (business) network within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. You will get to know and share ideas with other members both from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and YP Young Professionals.

 

For further information regarding the Mentorship Program please contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce by sending an email to info@swedishchamber.nl

 

 

The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and AIMS sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems.

 

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About Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career.

As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”

Hendrik Jan Guitink

 

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Are you a young professional looking to accelerate your career en grow your professional network?

                                                                      or

Are you an international business leader within the Chamber’s network looking for an opportunity to connect and support the next generation’s business leaders?

Apply to the Swe-Cham Mentorship Program 2020-2021!

When?
Launch October 29, 2020 – June 10, 2020
Mentor guidelines meeting October 22, 2020 Time: 17.00 – 18.00

 

What makes the difference between a career that thrives and one that stalls? For many in the business world, it’s a mentor. In addition to helping you define your professional development path, a mentor an help you deal with the everyday concerns in the daily job life. While one should never blindly follow in the footsteps of others, the lessons learned from others’ experiences and missteps, can prove invaluable.

With this program the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting Mentees from the Young Professionals with mentors from the Chamber’s extensive network of international leaders.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a 8-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops covering topics as Cross-border business culture, How to create international teams, Leadership strategies & Personal growth and recruitment processes in corona times, by business experts from various fields. 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 utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience.

 

Time Schedule and Program Details 2020/2021

October 22, 2020
17.00 – 18.00
Zoom
Mentor meeting sharing Mentor guidelines and frameworks (Mentors only)

 

October 29, 2020
18.30 – 21.00
Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Introduction and speed dating
Hendrik Jan Guitink

During the first meeting, the Kick-off, you will meet your Mentor/Mentee and you will get introduced to the Mentorship program and what to expect. The program and guidelines will be presented, and material will be supplied, including a Mentorship agreement. At the kick-off, we will also have our Kick-off Speed Dating session to get to know each other better and to make it possible to build your business network from day 1.

 

December 3, 2020
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
International and cross border Business Culture and Networking Skills
Hendrik Jan Guitink

Guest Speaker:  Tba

February 3, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Creating (international) teams and defining your role
Henrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

 

April 22, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Personal development and growth
Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

 

June 10, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Recruitment strategies
Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

At this final meeting we will also  evaluate on personal lessons learned and you  will receive a certificate for accomplishing the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.

 

Register before October 12, 2020  at our event page https://bit.ly/3mQkQkX

 

The Program
The highly successful program includes one-to-one sessions, 5 mandatory seminars and workshops,  further described below,  scheduled throughout 2020 – 2021 will help you to reach your goal for personal growth and development and to increase your professional leadership skills as well as to share experiences and insights with others and building on your business network. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then more than 700 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited for their future personal and professional growth and the many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and to learn more about their insights and values.

 

Who?
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is open to all Young Professionals members of the Swedish Chamber and members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and encourages both mentors and mentees to register. It is designed for Young Professionals between 25 and 36 years old with high ambitions to develop and grow. The ideal Mentee has a few years of work experience and knowledge of managing and executing projects.

For Mentors a special Mentor meeting will be planned (zoom) prior to the launch to share Mentor guidelines and best practice.

 

How?
The Mentor/Mentee couples will be selected carefully according to the application forms by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in close co-operations with the Program facilitator. After mentors are paired up with mentees both Mentors and Mentees are participating at the five pre-scheduled Workshops and Seminars throughout the year both as individuals and as couple. At these Seminars and Workshops time has also been included for one-to-one meetings between the Mentor and the Mentee. In between the mandatory meetings one-on-one meetings are encouraged to take place once every six weeks, in person or digitally, offering opportunities for in-depth discussions.The personal success of the Mentorship Program is most of all depending on your commitment to yourself and to invest time in You!

 

What?
For 8 months you will benefit of having a Mentor or being the Mentor to a Mentee and building a Mentorship relation. You will learn more about yourself and learning from others. You will share insights and ideas with experts on Cross boarder business culture, Leadership strategies, Creating international teams and Recruitment processes (in corona times) and build on your (business) network within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. You will get to know and share ideas with other members both from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and YP Young Professionals.

 

For further information regarding the Mentorship Program please contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce by sending an email to info@swedishchamber.nl

 

 

The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and AIMS sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems.

 

IMG_0014

About Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career.

As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”

Hendrik Jan Guitink

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