Sweden tops the global rankings when it comes to both gender equality and innovation. So it should come as no surprise that Stockholm has an entire conference devoted to Women in Techology, which took place in March earlier this year.
But now the city will also have a regular meetup specifically devoted to the topic.This week the new SheTec group in Stockholm held its first meeting.
The event was a mingle with inspirational speakers, and was the kickoff event for the SheTec Spotlight series, where the organizers share stories of Women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries.
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The speakers at this event included Ana Alonso from Ericsson, Thea Demanuele Olsson from Skype at Microsoft, Jenny Dybedahl from Geek Women Unite, Mei Wen from Startup Sweden, and Anna Bongenhielm from King, the makers of Candy Crush.
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“SheTec brings together successful women in Technology to support each other, collaborate, learn, network, and, ideally, provide mentorship to other women in the community,” said the main organizer of the Stockholm network, Shaena Harris.
The group is open to professional women at all levels of their career whether they are in technology today or pursuing a technology role in the future.
The event was held at the King headquarters in Stockholm, and was a smashing success.
“Bravo to the King team! Nice evening, inspiring speakers and invaluable networking,” said Golnaz.
— Ayda Moayedzadeh (@ayda_mz) October 20, 2015
Great event,” Zuzanna J agreed. “Wish we had more time to continue the panel discussion, which was excellent! Thank you to the panelists! The office tour was a pleasant surprise – thank you, King!”
The event focused on women's roles in tech, but was of course open to the public and attendess of all genders. Swedish comedian celebrities Johan Rheborg and Henrik Schyffert stopped by as well.
— Germaine Thomas (@germainethomas8) October 21, 2015
Anyone who is interested in joining future meetup events can join the group here.