Event Overview

Striving for Equity: Understanding ownership inequalities and growing your financial independence

Despite progress in gender equality, women still own significantly less of the society’s assets, both private and corporate assets, and are less likely to make investments that grow wealth, negotiate salaries and attain financial independence. Lack of financial confidence keeps many women from pursuing education in personal finance, yet female investors outperform male investors. We still have a long way to go in narrowing the gender gap in finances and alleviating systemic hurdles women face. Why is that, how does it impact the society and women on an individual level and how do we accelerate women’s ownership?  

Welcome to an inspirational online seminar with AIJA Women Network on financial ownership taking place on Thursday 21 September at 13:30! Following the seminar at 14:30, the AIJA Women Network co-chairs invite you to stay online for a networking moment with the participants. 

Our guest speakers for this session are Emma Heikensten and Michaela Berglund.

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   Emma Heikensten is a doctor in economics and has researched issues related to economic inequality and behavioral economics, her research questions includes topics such as how to increase savings. Today, Emma works as a senior sustainability specialist at SEB Investment Management with topics relating to everything from how we can invest more in gender equal and inclusive companies as well as how to limit negative impact on biodiversity. She is also one of the early forces behind SEB's initiative for equal opportunities, with a focus on women's ownership and finances. Since 2018, Emma has been involved with the think tank Ownershift, focused on increasing women's ownership within a range of different asset types, such as houses, land, shares and companies. Emma will talk about the reports that she has written with Ownershift and touch upon why ownership is important and why we haven’t discussed this widely in the gender-debate. What the differences are between men and women, why there are difference and how we all can contribute to change the status quo.
  Michaela Berglund started her career in communication and business development and has since held leading positions within tech and content marketing. In 2018 she became the CEO of Feminvest, Sweden's largest hub for female entrepreneurs and investors with nearly 47,000 members. Feminvest has the ambition to inspire and educate women to dare to own more, both as investors and as entrepreneurs. The network currently has over 30,000 women of all ages with the common denominator to see their ownership grow in different ways.  Michaela is also an active member of a number of company boards as well as television presenter for EFN Ekonomikanalen with a focus on financial news. Michaela will talk about how to get started or grow your investments and savings in order to reach financial independence.


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