SE – Caroline Snellman and Anna Lensmar-Friedman

The Swedish Financial industry has recently come under critique for its recruitment and promotion principles. According to the OECD it has a very low rate of Non-European employees and the financial community in Stockholm had been described as “a closed network of insiders” also offering women less career opportunities.

What are the driving factors behind this and how can you as a graduate navigate the current environment? What can you do to contribute to a fairer workplace and how do you stand up for yourself and others in a productive way?

Women’s Career Network warmly welcomes you to an interactive event to discuss this and much more with Caroline Snellman and Anna Lensmar-Friedman.

Caroline Snellman is a business lawyer and CEO at LW advisory. Caroline has an impressive resume where she has focused towards the goal of a fair workplace regardless of gender or ethnicity.  She has discussed sustainability with focus on gender equality at UN, toured with Alice Bah Kuhnke and talked about #metoo, is one of the initiators to #medvilkenrätt and worked with preventing mental illness amongst young women. Caroline is currently vice president of Tjejzonen – Sweden’s largest organization supporting women, board member of Ownershift that focuses on increasing women’s ownership, board member of Samordningen Metoouppropen amongst other missions.

Anna Lensmar-Friedman has a background as a business lawyer and as a CEO of one of Sweden’s leading recruitment companies. She takes a keen interest in what makes people thrive at work and holds a certificate of psychology for high performance sports. She is the founder of Fairplace, a recruitment company and an impact advisory, matching top-talents with ethic organizations with regards to people, planet and profit. Fairplace is part of the Sustainable Finance Lab where researchers and selected industry members now create a leading international center for the development of sustainable financial markets. The Sustainable Finance Lab is led by KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) and includes Handelshögskolan (the Stockholm school of Economics) among others.

When? Thursday, April 8th, 12.00-13.00 (Swedish time)
Where? Virtual – a link to the meeting will be sent out per email before the event.
Please note that this event will be held in Swedish.

Please note that this is an interactive event where we expect you to have your camera on. Upon registration to the event you will receive some study material to prepare yourself for the event. The spots are limited so don’t forget to sign up as soon as possible!

Sign up for the event below. The places are limited for female and non-binary law & business students, first come first served. Please note that you will receive a confirmation if you get a place at the event and that the confirmation may take a couple of days to receive. Also make sure to check your junk mailbox if you have not received any confirmation. If you have any issues with signing up, contact us at Please note that the registration is binding due to a limited number of spots at the event. If you get a spot and don’t show, you will not be able to attend other events. If you are prevented from attending the event, please send an email to