An inclusive labour market 2024

On April 24th, Mitt Liv is hosting its annual and third edition of An Inclusive Labour Market – a symposium designed to highlight key insights and tools for fostering an inclusive labour market and workplace.

This year's event is a must-attend for everyone striving to be at the forefront of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion). Anticipate the latest global trends and research on DEI, best practices and tools for successful DEI leadership, a deeper understanding of social sustainability - and live-music from the amazing Triple & Touch! The program and speakers will be be updated continously.

The symposium is free of charge and will be held in English. It will be live-streamed from Volvohallen in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Watch the replay from April 24th:


Madeleine Opira

Symposium Moderator / Founder, A Million Minds

Alia Amir

Research Associate, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS University of London

Andreas Diedrich, Ph.D

Professor of Management and Organization Studies, University of Gothenburg

Alexander Wennergren Helm

CEO, Ernströmgruppen

Bi Puranen

Secretary General World Values Survey Association, Sweden & Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Future Studies

Bruce Roch

Global Head of Inclusion, Adecco

Carl Dahlén

COO North West Europe, Securitas

Carl Magnus Nesser

H.E. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Claire Karlsson

Head of DEI Strategy & Research, Mitt Liv AB (svb)

David Brannon, PhD

PhD Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Senior Research Fellow at Hotelschool The Hague

Elisabeth Peregi

CEO, Kappahl

Elisabeth Beskow

CEO, DNB Sweden

Heidi Robertson

Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ABB

Jakub Jankowski

CEO, IKEA Industry

Jan Dernestam

CEO, Mannheimer Swartling

Ludvig Strand

Emerging Tech & AI Future Analyst, Axel Johnson

Lenka Prokopec Karlberg

CEO, Mitt Liv AB (svb)

Magnus Sahlholm

Head of Group Strategy at Volvo Group

Martin Malmvik

CEO, Axel Johnson International

Nasim Khosravi

Nasim Khosravi, Head of Axelerate, Axel Johnson

Paula da Silva

CEO, P27 Nordic Payments

Sabine Hergenröder

Head of Internal Communication & Manager Employee Engagement Global, SKF Group

Sofia Götmar-Blomstedt

CEO, PwC Sweden

Sofia Appelgren

Founder & DEI Strategist, Mitt Liv AB (svb)


Don't have time to watch the entire symposium? When you participate online, you can choose which parts of the program you want to watch! Please note that the times below are approximate.

09:00 | Symposium opening

09:10 | Global trends and a new world emerging 

Bi Puranen, Secretary General World Values Survey Association, Sweden & Senior research fellow, Institute for Future Studies
Carl Magnus Nesser, H.E. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Jim Rottman, Global Head of Culture, Inclusion and Belonging, Volvo Cars

09:40 | Panel discussion: Best practice - Navigating inclusion challenges in a global context

Industry thought leaders and experts delve into the complexities faced by companies striving for inclusion on a global scale. The conversation aims to uncover challenges and propose tangible solutions, providing a roadmap for companies committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.

Heidi Robertson, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ABB
Nasim Khosravi, Head of Axelerate, Axel Johnson
Magnus Sahlholm, Head of Group Strategy, Volvo Group
Sabine Hergenröder, Head of Internal Communication & Manager Employee Engagement Global, SKF Group

10:10 | Keynote: AI and Human Rights – balancing AI's ethical challenges and shaping it's opportunities

Explore the dual impact of AI on human rights: its challenges to democracy and human rights, and its potential to revolutionize for greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This session offers a critical analysis of AI's role in upholding human rights and reshaping workplace practice.

Speaker: Ludvig Strand, Emerging Tech & AI Future Analyst at Axel Johnson

10:25-10:50 | Break

10:50 | Panel discussion: The latest DEI research and trends

A panel debate featuring leading experts discussing the most recent research and trends surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. The forum explores innovative strategies to promote DEI, highlighting key findings and their impact on creating equitable work places.

Alia Amir, Research Associate, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS University of London
Andreas Diedrich PhD, Professor of Management and Organization Studies at University of Gothenburg
David Brannon, Senior Research Fellow at Hotelschool The Hague, PhD, Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Bruce Roch, Global Head of Inclusion, Adecco

11:20 | CEOs for D&I, Group 2: Progress and perspectives - review of the action program one year on

The CEOs for D&I program, launched by Mitt Liv in 2021, aimed to accelerate DEI efforts within the business sector. At last year’s symposium, the second group of CEOs for D&I presented their joint commitment: a blueprint targeting the boards of all Swedish companies, plus an engagement in organizations working within marginalized communities. Now, one year after the group concluded their program, they are set to share the outcomes, impacts, and learnings of their dedicated initiatives.

Carl Dahlén, COO North West Europe, Securitas
Elisabeth Beskow, CEO DNB Sweden
Jan Dernestam, CEO Mannheimer Swartling
Joakim Skarborg, CEO Novax
Sofia Götmar-Blomstedt, CEO PWC Sweden

In the group, but not on stage; Freddy Sobin, former CEO Kicks

11:50 | CEOs for D&I, Group 3: Commitment in action - unveiling of the 2023 group's joint action plan 

Alexander Wennergren Helm, CEO Ernströmgruppen
Elisabeth Peregi, CEO Kappahl
Jakub Jankowski, CEO IKEA Industry
Martin Malmvik, CEO Axel Johnson International
Paula da Silva, former CEO P27 Nordic Payments

12:10 | Navigating DEI with data - setting goals and tracking progress

Speaker: Lenka Prokopec Karlberg, CEO, Mitt Liv

12:20 | Take-aways and closing of the symposium 

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Watch the replay

An inclusive labour market 2023

Below you can watch the symposium that was broadcasted on March 23, 2023 - with a series of exciting speakers giving you new perspectives, the latest research and inspiration regarding diversity and inclusion matters in the workplace. The event was live-streamed from Volvohallen in Gothenburg.


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11 Sep 2023

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