Current research shows a clear link between inclusive leadership, diversity and inclusion and the creation of innovative teams. Evidence that diversity contributes to new perspectives and increased rates of innovation is hardly needed for inclusive leaders. But hiring diversity is not the same as embracing it ...
What are the characteristics of inclusive leadership? How should you lead in an inclusive way? As a leader, how should you harness the full power of diversity to create an inclusive work environment?
Tomas Oxendorff, Diversity & Inclusion, Nordea
Promotes diversity and inclusion at Nordea and passionately pursues issues that respect and value each employee as an individual, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
Anders Barnå, CEO Unicus - Leading with variations
Anders started Unicus in Sweden 5 years ago and will share his experience and tips for "Leading and including people outside the norm".
Panel discussion - The art of managing cultural diversity:
Annika Berge, Senior Consultant Intercultural Leadership Certified Coach (ACC) BBi Communication
Annika is a leadership consultant and coach with 25 years of practical experience in training, lecturing and coaching employees and management teams in intercultural communication and leadership.
Born in Liberia, with parents from the US and Sweden, and having lived and worked in France, she has developed an understanding of how cultural differences affect us, our leadership and the way we communicate. Annika has a distinctive ability to analyse and understand intercultural groups and situations. Together she shapes and provides business-focused solutions and tools needed for better communication and successful leadership in multicultural organisations.
Reni Lummo, Chief Operating Officer ISS
Young leader driven to create customer value and joy in a business made up of staff from different backgrounds and cultural differences. Reni is responsible for 54 service employees in a geographical area.
Originally from Bulgaria and living in Sweden since 2008. Reni has been working as a cleaner for 11 years and
was recruited as a team leader for ISS in 2018 and became the Operations Manager in 2019. Internally, she has had the opportunity to mentor other Operations Managers who started their journey within ISS after Reni.
Moderator: Sara Sadarangani, Head of Consultancy Unicus
Chat Facilitator: Alma Lagergren, student volunteer Stockholm University