“Equality in Sweden isn’t perfect, but it might be the best that we have in the world”
Why should it be harder for half of the population to fulfil their potential? Why should the ambitions and ideas of female staff be stifled? Why does one gender continue to dominate the resources of the labour market?
That doesn’t make sense to us in Stockholm. Of course, we’re not perfect. We are still working to close the pay gap between men and women, for example, and we don’t have yet enough female board members. But with positive attitudes towards equality, strong gender discrimination laws and modern industries full of forward-thinking companies, we believe there’s no better place for talented women to thrive.
We Are A Woman's Place
Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm
"Last year women all over the world highlighted the structural and personal barriers that still keep them ‘in their place’, as the saying goes. But in Stockholm, we believe that a woman's place is wherever she wants it to be. And that is why I am proud to declare that Stockholm is a woman’s place.”
Principles of A Woman's Pace
- This is a place where women are free to fulfill their professional potential.
- This is a place where women and men have equal access to resources, knowledge, and networks.
- This is a place where women feel safe and free from sexual harassment.
- This is a place where women’s and men’s ideas and ambition carry equal weight.
- This is a place where women and men have the same opportunities to combine work and private life.
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A Woman's Place Podcast E01
When Australian native Grace McCallum entered an online competition to join the ABBA Choir, she never imagined she would end up uprooting her entire life and relocating to Stockholm. She was soon taken under the wing of music industry veteran Sara Herrlin, and the two have gone on to form Stockholm Music City, a movement bringing together Sweden's two most dynamic industries: music and tech.
Is this the best place in the world to be a woman?
Following the US election, Christine and her husband packed their bags and figuratively set sail for Stockholm, seeking a city more in line with their political beliefs.
Seminar - Recruiting with greater diversity
This is a talk by Rättviseförmedlingen on representation, gender equality and diversity - a closer look at the profits of increased gender equality and diversity and the risks of a lack of diversity.