The History of Mitt Liv

Mitt Liv was founded in Gothenburg in 2008 by Sofia Appelgren, and was developed in 2009 to become a social enterprise. Its foundation is a strong conviction, a vision of equal opportunities for jobs and equal working conditions for everyone in the Swedish labour market. Appelgren devoted time to personal research into the needs of young people who had grown up in segregated communities.

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Mitt Liv is founded in Gothenburg by Sofia Appelgren. Five companies and organisations become sponsors, and the programme focuses on young people at Angereds High School and business role models.

Mitt Liv blir ett bolag AB (svb), dubblar Mitt Livs Chans och börjar jobba lika mycket med företag och organisationer som med mentorprogrammet Mitt Livs Chans.

Mitt Liv becomes a limited company, doubles the activity of Mitt Livs Chans and begins to work with companies and organisations as much as with the Mitt Livs Chans mentorship programme.

Mitt Liv is launched in Stockholm by Henrietta Bean and continues to expand Mitt Livs Chans. The programme is now aimed at male and female graduates with foreign backgrounds. Sofia Appelgren is elected as a Fellow in the prestigious global Ashoka Support Network.

Mitt Liv expands in Stockholm and increases the number of collaborations with companies and organisations. Networks and new products emerge due to demand. Mitt Livs Chans increases its number of places. Mitt Liv receives the “Årets västsvensk” award from the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce.

Mitt Liv continues at the same pace to ensure quality and find development opportunities ahead. Mitt Liv is awarded an annual grant from the Anna Lindh Foundation.

Mitt Liv grows and is set up in Östergötland (Norrköping and Linköping) by Claire Karlsson. Mitt Liv is selected by Ben & Jerry’s as Sweden’s best social entrepreneurs.

Mitt Liv grows in Östergötland and is set up in Malmö by Fatime Nedzipovska. Mitt Liv is named best company in Gothenburg in 2015 by the Swedish Federation of Business Owners.


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