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Welcome to the celebration of the Swedish Pride summer together with Judith Gough, RFSL and the House of Innovation – 12 Jun 2023

The Stockholm School of Economics and The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL) organized an event to celebrate the Swedish Pride summer. The event was part of the ongoing work between the House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics and RFSL about how inclusion and tolerance can strengthen competitiveness and innovation in the workplace.


Celebrating the start of the Pride summer of 2023, Co-founder of Pride Sweden, Helena Westin, acting Executive Director and Fundraising Director at RFSL, Fredrik Nilsson, and Executive Director at the House of Innovation, Erik Wikberg, invited to an afternoon event that was followed by an informal mingle.

The keynote speaker of the event was Her Excellency Judith Gough CMG, the current Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Sweden. As the first openly lesbian British Ambassador, Judith Gough shared her insights and experiences on promoting openness and inclusion of the LGBTQ community.

Other speakers included Giada Baldessarelli, Assistant Professor at the House of Innovation. She gave an overview of how LGBTQ topics are covered within the business administration research.

Last but not least, Brand Expert and Co-founder of Pride Sweden, Helena Westin, took the audience on a journey through the first 25 years of Pride Sweden and shed light on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the next 25 years.

House of Innovation Development Gender Equality Lecture Network mingle Industry seminar