Date: 20 November 2018
Venue: Swissôtel (Tornimäe 3, Tallinn)
Session I: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES – SO WHAT?
- The #sowhat conference is taking place… why? Answering this question will be conference moderator Annika Arras from Miltton and Christer Haglund from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office.
- Opening words from Rene Tammist, Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.
- Iceland has been at the top of the World Economic Forum for the last nine years as the most gender-equal country in the world. Joining us for a discussion on how this tiny island nation has managed to achieve this is Ásmundur Einar Daðason, the Minister of Social Affairs and Equality in Iceland.
- CEO of Nordic West Office Risto E.J. Penttilä will tell us how, as the head of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, he managed to launch a large number of social initiatives to help boost the number of women in leadership positions.
- ‘How do you keep a debate equal?’ Participating in this panel will be former Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand, Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia director Christer Haglund and Gunvor Kronman, CEO of the Hanaholmen – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre.
*More speakers to be added
Session II: DIVERSITY AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE – SO WHAT?
- McKinsey & Company expert Lisbeth Møller from Denmark took part in a substantial research project „Bridging the talent gap in Denmark: Insights from female representation in STEM“ together with the Danish Innovation Fund. At the #sowhat conference she will give an overview of the findings, and on how diversity can be translated into a competitive advantage for business.
- Diversity & Inclusion Specialist Sara Salmani from Finland will talk about the development of subconscious prejudice and how our decisions are influenced by it in both leadership and everyday life.
- AllBright Stiftung CEO Christian Berg from Germany found as a result of his research that the most popular name in the 160 businesses listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is Thomas. It became evident that there are more Thomases and Michaels than women, no matter what the women’s names. How has it come to be this way and how can we change it?
- Panel: ‘Does diversity give you a competitive advantage?’
Christian Berg (AllBright Stiftung), Martin Kõdar (BaltCap) & Larissa Shabunova (Fortaco Estonia)
*More speakers to be added
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The conference is being organised by the Estonian Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers and The Finnish Institute in Estonia.
Partners: Hanaholmen – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Nordic embassies in Estonia, Icelandic embassy in Helsinki, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, Miltton, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Finnish – Estonian Chamber of Commerce, the Norwegian – Estonian Chamber of Commerce, the Danish – Estonian Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia.
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