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Gender equality is a cornerstone of Swedish society and nowhere is this better illustrated than in Stockholm. In the second season of A Woman's Place, you'll meet the city's leading experts in gender equality in the workplace and learn practical tips to make your business more diverse and inclusive. In the first season, you'll be introduced to eleven inspiring women who have found a city where they can fulfil their professional ambitions, where their voices are heard and where their gender is not a disadvantage. This podcast series is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm.

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Gender equality is a cornerstone of Swedish society and nowhere is this better illustrated than in Stockholm. In the second season of A Woman's Place, you'll meet the city's leading experts in gender equality in the workplace and learn practical tips to make your business more diverse and inclusive. In the first season, you'll be introduced to eleven inspiring women who have found a city where they can fulfil their professional ambitions, where their voices are heard and where their gender is not a disadvantage. This podcast series is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm.

    2.5 How norm criticism can make your company more gender equal

    2.5 How norm criticism can make your company more gender equal

    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 discussed in the podcast by clicking the links below:


    - A Woman's Place
    - A Woman's Place podcast
    - Make Equal
    - Norm creativity
    - Leklust’s pram-pushing Spiderman


    The original music at the start and end of the podcast is called Lions and was composed by the all-female Stockholm-based band REIGN. Check them out on Instagram.


    A Woman's Place is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min
    2.4 How to recruit with greater diversity

    2.4 How to recruit with greater diversity

    "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 says, “if you only recruit from half the population you will miss out on a lot of talent."


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    Read more about everything discussed in the podcast by clicking the links below.


    - A Woman's Place
    - A Woman's Place podcast
    - Rättviseförmedlingen
    - Diversity


    The original music at the start and end of the podcast is called Lions and was composed by the all-female Stockholm-based band REIGN. Check them out on Instagram.


    A Woman's Place is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 20 min
    2.3 How to measure gender equality in the workplace

    2.3 How to measure gender equality in the workplace

    "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 how to overcome them and increase inclusivity.
     
    Read more about everything discussed in the podcast by clicking the links below:
    - A Woman's Place
    - A Woman's Place podcast
    - Add Gender
    - EQmeter
    - Inclusiveness


    The original music at the start and end of the podcast is called Lions and was composed by the all-female Stockholm-based band REIGN. Check them out on Instagram.


    A Woman's Place is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 15 min
    2.2 How to bring a gender equality policy to life

    2.2 How to bring a gender equality policy to life

    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.


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    Read more about everything discussed in the podcast by clicking the links below:
    - A Woman's Place
    - Equalate
    - Gender equality policy, Sweden


    The original music at the start and end of the podcast is called Lions and was composed by the all-female Stockholm-based band REIGN. Check them out on Instagram.


    A Woman's Place is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 18 min
    2.1 How to increase female representation in leadership positions

    2.1 How to increase female representation in leadership positions

    "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 more deeply rooted than they realised. She highlights the many benefits of diverse management teams and offers advice to companies that are keen to get more women into leadership positions.


    Read more about everything discussed in the podcast by clicking the links below:


    - A Woman's Place
    - AllBright Foundation
    - Meritocracy
    - Deloitte study 'Inclusive Mobility: How mobilizing a diverse workforce can drive business performance'
    - McKinsey study 'Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity'
    - 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' by Daniel Kahneman


    The original music at the start and end of the podcast is called Lions and was composed by the all-female Stockholm-based band REIGN. Check them out on Instagram.


    A Woman's Place is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 16 min
    Season one bonus episode: A Woman's Place at Almedalen Week

    Season one bonus episode: A Woman's Place at Almedalen Week

    "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 Olson are two of the three founders of Asynjor Invest, a platform which educates women in investing so they can gain more control over their capital. The pair discuss how the platform operates as well as why Stockholm is the perfect place to launch such a venture.


    Plan International is a charity that advances equality for girls around the world. Sophie speaks with Agnes Björn, acting program director at Plan International Sweden, to get a better idea of what the organisation is doing to support young girls in conflict zones.


    If we learned one thing from the #MeToo campaign, it’s that for real change to happen men have a big role to play. Particularly men in senior positions who have the power to instigate that change. One seminar at this year's Almedalen Week discussed just this issue. 'Women say #MeToo, what do the men say?' was organised by cooperative housing federation HSB Göteborg and included speakers from companies such as Volvo, the Swedish police, and Chalmers University of Technology. Also on the stage was the CEO of HSB Göteborg Lars Göran Andersson who joined Sophie for a chat following the seminar.


    Christer Modig is a veteran of MTG, Sweden’s leading international entertainment group, and spent over seven years as the CEO of MTG Radio. He found a few minutes during the busy week to explain to Sophie what MTG is doing to ensure the company is, and continues to be, a place where both men and women can work free from discrimination.


    Read more about everything discussed in the podcast by clicking the links below:










    - A Woman's Place
    - Almedalen Week
    - Nordic Entertainment Group
    - MTG
    - Gotland
    - Asynjor Invest
    - Plan International Sweden
    - #MeToo movement
    - Volvo
    - Chalmers University of Technology
    - HSB Göteborg
    - Swedish police force


    The original music at the start and end of the podcast is called Lions and was composed by the all-female Stockholm-based band REIGN. Check them out on Instagram.


    A Woman's Place is produced by The Local in partnership with Invest Stockholm. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min

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