Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mar 6 Nordic Perspective on Female Entrepreneurship

A Nordic Perspective on Female Entrepreneurship. UoM Seminar on March 6

The five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden – consistently rank among the best places in the world to live. Contributing factors are robust economies, access to free health services and free higher education, as well as generous programs for parental leave when a baby is born. An aspect that is often overlooked is gender equality and the high participation of women in the work life. Nordic women are also entrepreneurial, creating viable businesses from innovative ideas.

In cooperation with the Nordic Embassies in Washington D.C., the Norwegian Consulate General in Minneapolis will host a seminar called “A Nordic Perspective: Female Entrepreneurship, The Role of Gender in Job Creation”.

When? Monday March 6, from to 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where? Humphrey Conference Center, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis

Keynote Speaker:
Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States

Panelists:
Lars Gert Lose, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States
Ambassador András Simonyi, Managing Director, SAIS/Johns Hopkins University and Editor of “Nordic Ways”
Göran Lithell, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Sweden
Nauja Bianco, Senior Adviser/Office of the Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
Mette Søs Lassesen, Director of Marketing, Ramboll Environ

Moderator:
Meredith McQuaid, Dean, International Programs, University of Minnesota

The event will include light refreshments. It is free and open to the public
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