08:00 – 08:30 Coffee and Registration
08:30 - 09:15 Future-proofing the financial industry – why the sector needs to awaken
The Group CEO of the Nordic investment bank ABG Sundal Collier, Jonas Ström, will address the issue on lagging gender diversity in the financial industry, what measures ABG Sundal Collier takes to combat this, and the need to future-proofing the sector. In order to stay relevant to clients and to modernise one’s organisation, Jonas Ström is convinced that increased diversity is business-critical, and encourages a proactive industry approach to diversity as it will enhance workplace culture, performance, and positively affect the talent pool.
Followed by a discussion with
Anna Stenberg, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur
09:15 - 10:30
Marriage durability for women and men who are promoted to top jobs in the economy
Johanna Rickne, Professor of Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, will address women's under-representation in top jobs in organizational hierarchies. Her research shows that promotions to top jobs dramatically increase women's probability of divorce, but do not affect men's marriages. A description of male and female job candidates' household formations sheds some light on the mechanism behind this result. For most male candidates for top jobs, their promotion aligns with the gender-specialized division of paid and unpaid labor in their households. Many female candidates for top jobs live in dual-earner households and are married to older husbands who take a small share of parental leave. Divorce among women in top jobs occurs more often in couples with a larger age gap and a less equal division of leave, and in households in which her promotion shifts the division of earnings (further) away from the norm of male dominance. No divorce effect is found in couples that are more gender-equal in terms of having a smaller age gap and a more equal division of parental leave. Johanna will argue that norms and behavior in the marriage market hinder the closure of the gender gap in the labor market.
Followed by a panel discussion
Tove Bångstad, Head of Nordics at Amundi
Gabrielle Hagman, Head of Institutional Clients & Fund Distribution, Danske Bank Asset Management/Danske Invest
Pär-Jörgen Pärson, Partner at Northzone
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:15
Gender Impact on Financial Advice and Investment Decisions
Bringing her experience from banking, entrepreneurship, psychotherapy and academic research Dr Ylva Baeckstrom speaks about gender in finance. Ylva’s research centres around the impacts that the gender of both individual investors and financial advisors have for how advisors make sense of the investment needs of their clients, i.e., how women and men are judged by their advisors. From an investor angle Ylva’s research considers how investors feel about their own investment knowledge, confidence and risk tolerance in relation to the gender of their advisors. Ylva places her research firmly on the opportunity that the rapid increase in female wealth has for business growth and how decreasing gender inequality is good for everyone. Her work bears relevance to financial markets regulators and institutions who are looking to attract the growing market of female investors and guide them on how to invest their wealth.
Followed by a panel discussion
Inga-Lill Carlberg, Chief Administrative Officer Trill Impact and Board Professional
Ann Grevelius, Advisor, Investor & Board Professional
Anna Storåkers, Board Professional, Investor and Senior Executive in Banking
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch at Conference Venue