Partnership for greater diversity

In September, Wihlborgs and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden arranged a launch event for the Chamber’s “100 List” — an initiative to increase the proportion of women on company boards in southern Sweden. The event took place within the framework of the Wihlborgs’ Kontaktyta forum concept. The purpose of Wihlborgs’ participation was to contribute to the development of business in the region and to place a spotlight on the need for greater diversity.

We both works to ensure that the region keeps developing and prospering

“Ahead of the launch, we wanted to have a strong partner with a network that complements our own. Wihlborgs is a strong player in the region which, like the Chamber, works to ensure that the region keeps developing and prospering. Wihlborgs’ Kontaktyta forum is a neutral arena where people can meet both within and across industries,” explains Ulrika Dieroff, Head of Business Support at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden, who has worked on developing the 100 List.

The 100-list is growing all the time

At the time of the launch, the List contained more than 100 candidates who are ready to take seats on company boards, advisory boards or similar assignments — but the list is growing all the time.

“Following the launch of Wihlborgs’ Kontaktyta forum, interest in the 100 List has increased even further. Some candidates have already told us that they have received enquiries thanks to being on the List, but this is something we will of course follow up on in the longer term,” concludes Ulrika Dieroff.

”Wihlborgs is a strong player in the region which, like the Chamber, works to ensure that the region keeps developing and prospering"

Ulrika Dieroff
Head of Business Support at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden