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Women in Business and Politics - High Profile Seminar chaired by Cherie Blair


On 2 February 2010 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK will be hosting a seminar on "Women in Business and Politics". The seminar will be the first in a series of "Business Meets Politics" and will focus on the cases of Sweden and the United Kingdom. Today, one of the most often debated issues in business and politics, in Sweden and in the United Kingdom, is the lack of women at senior level of management, in the board rooms and in politics. The case of gender equality continues to make headlines in the world press and the facts below speak for themselves; there is a gap in the distribution of men and women in both politics and business. The seminar will be moderated by Cherie Blair, QC and panellists will include amongst others: Maria Eagle MP, Deputy Minister for Women at Government Equalities Office Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Labour Angela Knight CBE, Chief Executive, British Bankers' Association Ingrid Bonde, President, AMF Helena Morrissey, CEO, Newton Capital Management Sven Hagströmer, Chairman, Investment AB Öresund Margaret Cole, Director, Enforcement and Financial Crime, FSA Lena Olving, Executive Vice President, Saab More speakers to be confirmed. Please note that there will be a cost for this event, more information will follow. For further information please and to sign up, please see

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