The photos and text above are Vattenfall’s contribution to a special feature appearing in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri for International Women’s Day.
The black and white photo was taken in 1958 in Vattenfall’s Boardroom, while the second one was taken this year and shows some of Vattenfall’s managers who are also members of Ruter Dam, a network for women active in the Swedish business world. The aim is to draw attention to Vattenfall’s efforts to increase diversity within the company as well the proportion of women in leading positions.
A clear trend
The picture was naturally arranged to reflect the specific agenda, but the trend is clear: the proportion of women in leading positions is increasing at Vattenfall. At the end of 2016, 22 per cent of its managers were women. The initial aim is to reach 25 per cent, i.e. women should be represented among the managers in a proportion that closely reflects their presence among Vattenfall’s employees as a whole on all its markets.
The black and white photo shows Vattenfall’s Boardroom in 1959, with Director General Erik Grafström, board members as well as office managers reporting to the Board. (Photo: Lennart Nilsson)
The colour photo shows, starting from the Chairman’s seat: Kerstin Ahlfont, Senior Vice President HR, Charlotte Korssell, Chief Information Officer SKB, Lena Wiklund, Director Sales Development, Jenny Larsson, Vice President Heat Sweden, Annika Viklund, Senior Vice President Distribution, Anna Borg, Senior Vice President Markets, Annika Olsson, Director Energy Services, Malin Larsson, Director Hydro Projects, Charlotte Loid, VP Projects & Services, Sandra Grauers Nilsson, Director Onshore Wind. (Photo: Felicia Yllenius)