Why we volunteer our time and energy for more female leaders

Karin Siegle-Kvarnström, founder ANNA+Cie:

Strong and competitive enterprises and organisations are the backbone of society and the foundation for a stable growth economy.

Disruptive competition and a multicultural, demanding and limited talent base require innovative and diverse leadership. Diversity in experience, skills, cultural background and gender are therefore essential for successful leadership teams.

We contribute to a sustainable future for business and society by our female leadership training programme ANNA+Cie. We want female leaders to improve and extend the existing top management pool.

It goes without saying that we emphasise diversity in our participants, the curriculum and our contributors’ experience from diverse industries and disciplines.

Our not-for-profit organisation is an entirely independent and non-partisan operation.

The idea behind ANNA+Cie

Karin Siegle-Kvarnström

Karin Siegle-Kvarnström

  • Executive leadership advisor with a focus on leadership assessment, transition and integration
  • Investor and board director in the health care, health innovation and e-commerce sectors supporting growth companies through their scale-up phase
  • Decades of experience in top management consulting at A.T. Kearney; partner at Egon Zehnder International focusing on top executive, board and advisory council selection and evaluation
Ulla-Britt Fraejdin-Hellqvist

Ulla-Britt Fräjdin-Hellqvist

  • Board positions at DataRespons, Holmbergs First Holding, Insplorion, Mycronic and Triboron International
  • Business Advisor specialising in manufacturing, environment, research and social development
  • Various executive roles in the automotive sector and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Jan Kvarnström

Jan E. Kvarnström

  • Chairman or member of the board to various Scandinavian and European companies such as Castellum AB, Nobel Biocare AG, Swedish Post, Servisair Plc, Akzo Nobel BV, Geveke BV und Genworth Financial
  • Entrepreneurship for international start-up companies
  • Top positions in the banking and industry sectors, including SVP Nordea, CEO Securum AB (the Swedish „Bad Bank“), CEO Esselte Group, Executive Board Member Dresdner Bank AG, Executive Chairman Linebrook Ltd.