2001 - Anna Levander
The Female Economist of the Year 2001 is Anna Levander. From a group of highly qualified candidates she was appointed the first FEOY and received the FEOY glass sculpture specially created by top Orrefors designer Erika Lagerbielke at the awards ceremony held at the famous Confidencen in August last year.
An entrepreneurial mindset coupled with proven leadership skills made this double-major (marketing & accounting and managerial finance) the selection committee's candidate of choice.
Anna's comments on the Scholarship
When I saw the scholarship announcement I thought to myself - this is too good to be true. An opportunity to combine a great professional experience with a cultural endeavor only comes once in a lifetime. I have not been disappointed! The challenges I'm facing on a daily basis have given me a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in the American corporate world as well as a greater knowledge of the complex pharmaceutical industry. Working with marketing and product management enables an interaction with a large variety of market incumbents providing a great networking opportunity which is priceless in striving towards greater challenges in years to come.
The Female Economist of the Year Award Ceremony 2001
The first scholarship ceremony of Female Economist of the Year was held at Confidencen, the theatre at Ulriksdal (Ulriksdals slottsteater). Over a hundred guests were gathered on a beautiful summer day, August 13, 2001.
The ceremony offered Musical Diversions by Kjerstin Dellert, Kristina Hansson, Marcus Forss and Ivan Renliden. The award presentation included speeches by Barbro Ehnbom, Leif Lindmark (Dean at SSE), Leigh Ann Nicholson (H.R. Project Director, Pharmacia), Erika Lagerbielke (Chief Designer, Orrefors) and award winner Anna Levander, who received the Orrefors glass sculpture specially created for the scholarship. Steve Trygg (Chairman, SandbergTrygg) was also given a sculpture for "Best Male Support".