Are you a sustainable leader?
Grant Thornton’s Women’s Network is a good reason to get up an be somewhere at 7.30 in the morning.
The main question was What is a sustainable leadership?
One possible answer:
I enjoy these networking breakfasts because I force myself to sit with strangers, speak Swedish, learn something new and enjoy being in the company of women in business.
I am a true believer in networking but also believe that it should have added value.
Grant Thornton has figured that out too and created two professional networks for women.
One network met this week and was treated to a presentation about EQ by Amazing Leaders.
The premise of the evening’s lesson was emotional capital will distinguish one company from another and those leaders who have high EQ and develop that within their team will leave their competitors behind.
After performing several exercises, participating in discussions, and learning from others we were invited to network over drinks and really nice food. It was dinner time after all. I left with a few business cards, a feeling of empowerment and the knowledge that, that was time well spent.
Multi-Chamber Seminar & Mingle
Attending the AmCham Sweden, Chamber Trade Sweden, the French-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, and the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in-depth discussion on current free trade practices, of course.
The lively panel discussion was moderated by David Landes. David Landes is Head of Commercial Content at The Local Europe, a Stockholm-based network of English-language news sites. He joined The Local in 2008, serving as editor of The Local Sweden from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining The Local, he worked in commercial and public diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm and the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC.
The seminar opened with Johan Norberg defending trade by saying it is because of global trade that 9% of the world’s population lives in extreme poverty which is less than 1.25 billion people. That is a decrease of 1/2 over the last 25 years. Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker. He lectures about entrepreneurship, global trends, and globalization around the world. Johan has received several prestigious awards and is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. His most recent book, the celebrated Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016) was chosen as the Book of the Year by The Economist, Guardian, and Observer. www.johannorberg.net
Bringing in the perspective of a global company with Swedish and Swiss roots, Patricia Kempff is head of Public Affairs at ABB Sweden where she is supporting business interests to implement the company’s strategy towards key stakeholders in the public sphere. Patricia has a broad network within the Swedish public opinion and socioeconomic communities. She previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Public Affairs at Swedbank with responsibility for community engagement and community relations. Patricia has also worked for government agencies and within non-profit organizations.
Tanja Rasmusson is the Director of the WTO (World Trade Organization) Department at the National Board of Trade in Sweden. Tanja previously served in the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was State Secretary working alongside the Minister of Development, Hillevi Engström. As State Secretary, Tanja was responsible for implementing government aid policy and coordinating it with trade and foreign policy. She shed insight on what nations want.
I was definitely back in Stockholm where the panel was gender balanced and the participants were cool, poised and stylish.
The seminar, held at United Spaces, was fully booked.
Change is always necessary but often hard to achieve if you do not know where to start.
AG Communications Group can help you lead the change you need in the way you communicate and it does not have to be painful.
Step 1: send an email to adrianne (at) agcommunicationsgroup.com. After all, change is good.
Internet of Things
You’ve likely heard the phrase “Internet of Things” — or IoT — at some point, but you might also be scratching your head figuring out what it is or what it means.
The IoT refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can all be connected through the IoT. And as the Internet of Things grows in the next few years, more devices will join that list.
Terms and Basic Definitions
Internet of Things: A network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors.
Internet of Things device: Any stand-alone internet-connected device that can be monitored and/or controlled from a remote location.
Internet of Things ecosystem: All the components that enable businesses, governments, and consumers to connect to their IoT devices, including remotes, dashboards, networks, gateways, analytics, data storage, and security.
Read more at Business Insider.
The portfolio has undergone numerous incarnations. There is something to be said for a leather binder containing your best works, your career memories, your trajectory and growth on a few sheets of paper. But it is also the 21st century and a digital version of just about everything is the norm.
Here is the abbreviated flipbook version of the classically bound version of my public relations portfolio.
AG Communications Group is a woman-owned consultancy able to bring unique insights to your writing, social media and WordPress website needs.
Here are just a few of the global events on off the beaten paths locations ion Europe you can attend to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.
Une inauguration d’exposition qui fédère les talents de nombreuses femmes!
Ici Est l’Art est un acteur culturel très actif sur le plan local. En sélectionnant des artistes plasticiens de grande qualité, Ici Est L’Art valorise le cadre de travail des salariés en entreprises, institutions publiques ou bureaux de professions libérales.
When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing. She travels the world to interview an impressive range of women about their attitudes to their bodies, including: Mia Freedman, the youngest ever editor of the Australian edition of Cosmopolitan; Adelaide researcher Professor Marika Tiggemann; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; body image blogger Jess Baker (a.k.a. The Militant Baker); and motivational speaker Turia Pitt.
NOT off the beaten path…
We at Stadswild feel very strongly about equal rights for all. The rights for women to vote, education and be independent are rights very hard fought for. Let’s honour the brave women of previous generations who were bold for change!
Ever feel like being “one of the guys” isn’t exactly you’re favorite thing, especially when you’re skiing? As women, we know that there is just about no better ski day than one spent in good company with great ladies looking to get the same things out of the mountain. That’s why we would like to invite you to celebrate International Women’s day here in Andermatt and join our top female instructors of Alpine Sports Andermatt on the mountain.
Find and event near you.
And here is something you can do every day. Click on the Breast Cancer site to fund a free mammogram.
Source: Pew Research
Today around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves. Explore the patterns and trends shaping the social media landscape over the past decade below.
Social media use over time
When Pew Research Center began tracking social media adoption in 2005, just 5% of American adults used at least one of these platforms. By 2011 that share had risen to half of all Americans, and today 69% of the public uses some type of social media.
As more Americans have adopted social media, the social media user base has also grown more representative of the broader population. Young adults were among the earliest social media adopters and continue to use these sites at high levels, but usage by older adults has increased in recent years.
Which social media platforms are most popular
Facebook is the most-widely used of the major social media platforms, and its user base is most broadly representative of the population as a whole. Smaller shares of Americans use sites such as Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Who uses each social media platform
Usage of the major social media platforms varies by factors such as age, gender and educational attainment.
How often Americans use social media sites
For many users, social media is part of their daily routine. Roughly three-quarters of Facebook users – and around half of Instagram users – visit these sites at least once a day.
Multi-award winning blog releases book to celebrate anniversary.
WATCHFIELD, England – Jan. 10, 2017 – PRLog — In 2006 a blog was launched to celebrate the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. 10 years and several awards later, a book was created and dedicated to them.
Adrianne George, founder of the Black Women in Europe™ Blog, started the blog after moving to Sweden from Belgium. Originally from Washington, DC she sought a way to connect with like-minded black women across Europe. The blog spawned a social network, Linkedin group, Facebook groups, YouTube Channel and more.
“You will meet 11 Sheroes I have encountered over the past 10 years”, Adrianne George says. “Many of them have gifts for you contained within. They all have unique stories and talents to share”.
The Kindle book also contains quotes from women in the exclusive social network, the Black Women in Europe™: Power List – A List of Our Own© started in 2010, and introduces readers to two men who have supported this blog from 2006.
The book is exclusively available on all of Amazon’s websites including Amazon.co.uk-
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