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Cherie Blair, QC and Patricia Hewitt to join the Swedish Chamber's seminar on Women in Business and Politics

Press Release   •   Dec 16, 2009 12:12 GMT

On 2 February 2010 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK will be hosting a high profile seminar on "Women in Business and Politics" in London. The seminar will be moderated by Cherie Blair, QC and includes several high profile speakers within British and Swedish politics and business.

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 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

"We are delighted to see such an esteemed panel of speakers join us for this important event", says Peter Sandberg, Communications Manager at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK. "It is a topical event and it will be interesting to learn from both British and Swedish experiences when it comes to gender equality in business and politics".

More speakers are yet to be confirmed. To sign up to this event, please see

For further information please contact Ragnhild Christiansen, Events Manager, on eventsmanager or by tel 020 7224 8001



The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1906 and has around 400 Member companies, representing not only Swedish companies but also British and European companies interested in strengthening their existing ties with Sweden and the UK or expanding to new markets. Today the Swedish Chamber is one of the largest and most active foreign Chambers in the UK.

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