Around 150 participants will be welcomed to the Nordea headquarters in Stockholm by the Swedish trade minister, HE Ewa Björling, Nordea’s chairman of the board of directors, Hans Dalborg and the UAE ambassador to Sweden, HE Najla Al-Qassimi.
Women for Sustainable Growth (WSG) is an outreach project from the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University. The WSG initiative has generated considerable attention and support since its establishment in June 2010.
“WSG’s unique foci – women, sustainability and the Middle East – are certainly hot topics”, said Jaleh Taheri, the founder and director of WSG.
“But more importantly, in my conversations with these women, great interest has been expressed in both regions to increase cultural, political and economic cooperation. WSG aims to facilitate this interest and focus the increasing engagement around the themes of sustainability and female leadership.”
Accordingly, the foundation of WSG is conducting research, facilitating a network and running training programmes that are beneficial for participants from both regions.
“Women and men from Scandinavia and the Middle East have a lot to gain from doing business or working together. This is something that becomes evident once misconceptions of each other, which exist in both regions, are overcome”, said Jaleh Taheri.
Media is welcome to attend the event in part, or in full, but must register at the location prior to entering the summit.