SEB's head Annika Falkengren. File photo: Scanpix

Swedish corporations call for more female execs

Leading Swedish companies, including H&M, Ericsson, Ikea and Volvo, have launched a joint project to ensure more women become executives within the corporate world.  

An op-ed for the Dagens Industri newspaper, signed by the CEOs of 10 Swedish corporations, states that the number of women holding management positions in listed companies today is “unacceptably low”.

In Sweden, the share of women in such positions is 16 per cent.

The 10 corporations have now launched the initiative “Battle of Numbers” to learn from each other’s experiences and to share information regarding recruitment strategies that have proven successful.

The companies are Ericsson, H&M, Ikea, Saab, Sandvik, Scania, SEB, SPP, SSAB, Volvo.

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