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Inside a Swedish Company

Olivia here! This week I’ll be showing you all a sneak peek into what it’s like visting a Swedish company here in Stockholm. As part of the Finance Society at Föreningen Ekonomerna (SBS’s Student Business Association as mentioned from two weeks past), one of our biggest projects that I have been working on is called the Women’s Finance Network- in which we set up, coordinate, and plan corporate visits as well as other networking opportunities for women who are interested in a career in finance or banking.

This kick-off event for the project this fall semester was a Women’s Career Event hosted by Carnegie Investment Bank, where we were invited to a lovely dinner and fika with inspirational presentations from women at Carnegie as well as a very interesting panel debate about life as women in the finance industry.

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Aside from the lovely food, what we were able to take from this event was the encouraging experiences of these talented women who made what seems to many as difficult, a career in a male-dominated profession, a grand reality. Though they had their ups and downs as we may imagine, they were able to prove many wrong along the way- while maintaining a harmonious balance between work and family, job and play.

We will have yet another corporate visit, this time to Nordea Bank, in the coming weeks- so be sure to look out for that post!

Until next time,
Olivia

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Author: oliviavonsydow

New York City - Stockholm - Hong Kong

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