2.5 How norm criticism can make your company more gender equal
A Woman's Place
by The Local
1y ago
The Local’s Sophie Miskiw sits down with Armina Etminan, education manager at Make Equal, a Stockholm based-company that has reached over 100 million people with its campaigns to help organisations and businesses engage practically with equality.Armina introduces the concept of norm creativity and explains how it can be used to create more inclusive external communications. Norms, she explains, are limiting and exclude people. By identifying these norms, companies can create new ways to engage with and include people both within and outside of the organisation.Read more about everything d ..read more
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2.4 How to recruit with greater diversity
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by The Local
1y ago
"Recruitment is one of the most important tools to reach diversity within your workplace."The Local’s Sophie Miskiw is joined by Henrik Fröjmark, Managing Director of Rättviseförmedlingen, a Swedish fundraising foundation focused on promoting equality and diversity. Based in Stockholm, the initiative helps different projects, organisations and media companies to find candidates from underrepresented areas with relevant knowledge and experience.Henrik discusses the most common mistakes companies make during the recruitment process and what they can do to avoid them. After all, he ..read more
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2.3 How to measure gender equality in the workplace
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by The Local
1y ago
"How can we in a specific situation make people feel at home, welcome, talk to each other in a more fair way, not stereotyping or excluding?”The Local's Sophie Miskiw is joined by Pernilla Alexandersson, CEO and founder of Add Gender, a Stockholm-based consultancy service committed to improving equality and diversity in the workplace. Pernilla discusses the steps companies can take to start measuring how equal their workplaces are as well as the benefits that result from more diverse organisations. She highlights the most common issues companies face of their quest for diversity and ..read more
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2.2 How to bring a gender equality policy to life
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by The Local
1y ago
In the second episode of A Woman's Place season two, The Local’s Sophie Miskiw sits down with Johanna Lundin, CEO and founder of Equalate, a Stockholm-based consultancy service dedicated to developing equality, diversity and inclusion within organisations.Johanna explains why all businesses should have a gender equality policy and, more importantly, how to bring it to life. She offers solutions that help companies to get a full picture of gender equality in their workplaces and practical steps they can take to make all employees feel safe, valued and able to succeed.PODCAST GOES HERE ..read more
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2.1 How to increase female representation in leadership positions
A Woman's Place
by The Local
1y ago
"Most of the organisations we at AllBright meet want to talk about, 'How do we find, hire and keep women?'. And they don't see how the recruitment process or promotion process is biased."Season two of A Woman's Place kicks off with The Local's Sophie Miskiw meeting Jennifer Råsten, training strategist at AllBright Foundation, a politically-independent, non-profit foundation that promotes equality and diversity on the management level in Sweden.Jennifer regularly meets with companies that want to increase female representation on their leadership teams, many of them unaware that the issue is mo ..read more
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Season one bonus episode: A Woman's Place at Almedalen Week
A Woman's Place
by The Local
1y ago
"If you just have an organisation with white men, its going to be very boring."So declares Christer Modig, VP Radio of Nordic Entertainment Group, during an interview with The Local's Sophie Miskiw at Almedalen Week 2018. Gender equality was a recurring theme throughout the week-long event which takes place annually in Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland.This special episode includes a series of interviews with some of the people who are continually working to make sure Stockholm is, and remains, A Woman's Place.Entrepreneur and investor Margareta Neld and public relations expert Ann-Sofie ..read more
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1.6 Jana, Iolanda, and the future of robots
A Woman's Place
by The Local
1y ago
'People think 'social robots' will steal all our jobs. I get lots of disaster questions like, 'When will robots take over the world?''For Jana Tumova and Iolanda Leite, a woman's place is in the lab. Both of the assistant professors moved to Stockholm to work in the Department of Robotics at the esteemed KTH Royal Institute of Technology, exploring the many possibilities of robots.From helping the elderly to live independently to the humble vacuum cleaner, robots are predicted to play an increasingly significant role in the future. And Jana and Iolanda are two women shaping that future.Unfortu ..read more
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1.5 Margot Wallström and the mansplainers
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by The Local
1y ago
"Isn't it time that we try women in decision making and trying to make peace? Because men have really failed."Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström is no ordinary politician. Throughout her 30+ year career, she has served as the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict; European Commissioner for the Environment; and as Sweden's own Deputy Prime Minister.She's also the woman responsible for Sweden's world-famous 'feminist foreign policy' which places gender equality at the core of Swedish foreign policy.In this episode of A Woman's Place, host Samanda ..read more
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1.4 Denise, Paula, and the naked Swedes
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by The Local
1y ago
"Just as there is a pay gap, there is an orgasm gap. Why aren’t we talking about that?"When it comes to taboo topics, this week's guests don't hold back.Host Samanda Ekman is joined by Irish author Denise Conway who moved to Stockholm for love in 2011...only to split up with her partner two days later.She decided to stay and, in the six years since, has made the career transition from head of sales at clean-tech company Climeon to soon-to-be published author. Her book The Flower Empowered tackles pelvic floor dysfunction, a chronic, uncomfortable, and distressing condition suffered by millions ..read more
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1.3 Anette, Elin, and the latte pappas
A Woman's Place
by The Local
1y ago
"We need to continue driving equality because if we don't have targets or a vision we can also fall behind."To the rest of the world, Stockholm may seem light-years ahead in terms of equality. But the Swedes know best of all that, without continued efforts, the situation can quickly regress.Host Samanda Ekman and The Local's James Savage are joined by Managing Director of management and technology consultancy Capco, Anette Tånneryd, and Ericsson veteran and co-founder of Stockholm-based Lennox PR agency, Elin Ahldén, to discuss how Stockholm can continue on its upward trajectory towards equali ..read more
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