What do Danish female CEOs want to fight for?


On International Women’s Day 8 March CBS is hosting a summit for female top executives, students and EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The day will result in a manifesto. So stay tuned to this event and learn more about what female CEOs in Denmark are going to fight for in the future.


What is top of the agenda for current and future female leaders in Denmark almost a hundred years after we had our first female member of parliament? That is the question - and the theme for possibly the most exciting event in Denmark on International Women’s Day. Representatives from the Danish business community, students and EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager convene on International Women’s Day 8 March in the Kiln Hall at CBS to discuss the focus of the future.

The highlight of this day will be a manifesto made by the participants during the day and presented to Karen Ellemann, Minister for Equality. The manifesto will outline the most important issues for Danish women and answer the question: what do Danish female CEOs want to fight for in the future?

Other highlights of the day include an inspirational keynote by EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and not least a panel debate between fascinating business women Malou Aamund (Google Denmark), Marianne Dahl Steensen (Microsoft Denmark), Sheela Maini Søgaard (Bjarke Ingels Group), Bodil Nordestgaard Ismiris (labour union Lederne), Barbara Bertelsen (Ministry of Justice) and Lisbeth Knudsen (business magazine Mandag Morgen).

During the day, CBS Associate Professor Sara Louise Muhr will present findings from a project  based on a survey about women, management, ambitions and barriers. Follow CBS’ social media or #JegVilKæmpeFor, on which highlights throughout the afternoon will be posted or shared, not least the manifesto, which will be posted around 18:00.

Tickets for the event have flown off the shelves, but you can catch a livestreaming of the event on Facebook at 15:00. The event will be held in Danish, but non-Danish audience will be accommodated where practicable. In addition, we have reserved a few seats for journalists who wish to cover this event.

For more information, please contact Event Manager Tanja Nesager Hejlskov. Journalists are welcome to contact Press Manager Mikael Koldby

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