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International Women’s Day

8 March 2021
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International women’s day is a global day of celebrating women and the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements they have reached.

8 March 2021
11:00 – 13:00
Online Webinar
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Free to attend

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Session 1: Inspirational Leaders – Growing a Business

Session 2: Financial Leadership -Inspire, Empower and Invest

Together with the British Chamber of Commerce in Copenhagen, the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce and Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce in the UK we are proudly hosting a series of panel discussions to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 and bring women in business together. 

Our aim is to bring inspiring women from different industry’s together under one roof and provide discussion and open debates to help guide other women in business, helping them excel, influence change, and take time to consider their own ambitions, aspirations, and barriers in their own working life.

We will host two separate panel discussions – the first focussing on start-up’s and will offer perspectives from Frederikke Antonie Schmidt, founder of luxury women’s footwear brand, Roccamore on her story to success as well food waste distribution superhero’s co-founder at OLIO plus sustainable low alcohol mushroom brewery, Fungtn and the Ruby Cup who produce sustainable & eco-friendly Menstrual Cups.

The second panel with focus on women in Finance & investment where we will be joined by leading panellists from SEB, DNB Markets amongst others.

There will be an opportunity to join in the discussions with an open Q&A.

We hope you will be able to join us, to connect with others, find your power in business and BE INSPIRED!

  • Agenda
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Sponsor

11.00 Welcome and setting the Scene 

11.05 Introductory remarks by Her Excellency, Emma Hopkins OBE, British Ambassador to Denmark

11.15 Moderated panel discussion – Inspirational leaders – growing a business

  • Frederikke Antonie Schmidt – Founder, Roccamore 
  • Saasha Celestial-One – COO, OLIO  
  • Zoey Henderson – Founder, Fungtn 
  • Julie Weigaard Kjær – CEO & Cofounder, Ruby Cup

Moderated by: Tinne Hjersing Knudsen, UK Correspondent (Bureau Chief), Danish Broadcasting Corporation

11.45 Open Q&A


12.00 Moderated panel discussion – Women in Finance / Investment

  • Annett Åbø – President, The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce
  • Helena Whitmore – Head of Private Banking UK, SEB
  • Nina Ahlstrand – Head of Sustainable Finance, DNB Markets
  • Camilla Helena Andersson – Chairman of the board, Feddie Distillery

Moderated by: Kim A. Page – Entrepreneur, Trainer and Coach. Company: Kim A. Page

13:00 End of programme

Tinne Hjersing Knudsen – Moderator

UK Correspondent (Bureau Chief), Danish Broadcasting Corporation Tinne Hjersing Knudsen is a well-known and respected Danish journalist. She has a long career as investigative journalist for various leading news-outlets and has  reported from many parts of the world and is currently The Burau Chief for Danish Broadcasting Corporations office in London. Previously she has been radio host of different programs on leading Danish national Radio24syv, including their award-winning morning show, a daily afternoon show on current affairs and a weekly program exclusively about Brexit. 

Frederikke Antonie Schmidt

Roccamore shoes are designed by the Danish designer Frederikke Antonie Schmidt. 

After graduating from the prestigious design school Polimoda, Frederikke worked for several luxury brands before returning to Copenhagen, where she developed her unique insole and started her own label.

Roccamore heels have been validated by scientific research to relieve 26% of pressure from your forefoot, as well as 44% from your foot’s arch while walking.

We get inspired by women with special stories, who dare to stand up for who they are and celebrate it unapologetically, who carry a little bit of a rebel inside them. And in turn, we hope to inspire more women to do the same.

Saasha Celestial-One 

Saasha Celestial-One is Co-Founder & COO of OLIO, a free app harnessing the power of mobile technology and the sharing economy to provide a revolutionary solution to the problem of food waste. OLIO is growing quickly, empowered by 60k+ volunteers. Since 2016, 2.8m OLIOers have successfully shared over 12m portions of food in 56 countries. Before OLIO, Saasha founded London’s first pay-as-you-go high street childcare provider, and prior to that she spent 13yrs at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey & American Express. Saasha was named one of the UK’s “Coolest Female Founders” by Business Insider, has an MBA from Stanford, is mum to 8-year-old Nolan, and is the proud daughter of hippy entrepreneurs

Zoey Henderson

Zoey has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Across roles as a vendor, business owner, consultant and most recently now a producer.Heading up operations for the team at Redemption Bar and developing no and low offerings, she saw the exciting category growing. Seeing the ideal opportunity to bring her interest in plants, fungi and botanicals to a consumer product.  An entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness, her newly launched brand Fungtn aims to disrupt craft beer and bring functional drinking into the low alcohol space.

Julie Weigaard Kjær

Julie is the Cofounder & CEO of Ruby Cup. Julie was first introduced to menstrual cups by co-founder Maxie whilst studying sustainable business strategies and social entrepreneurship at business school in Copenhagen. 
Fully convinced that cups were the best period product on the market, Ruby Cup was founded in 2011 based on the idea that everyone should have access to safe and sustainable period products regardless of their income, making it the first company in the world to pioneer the Buy One Give Model for menstrual cups. Julie spent 3 years in Kenya developing the business and its social impact projects and now a decade later more than 100,000 Ruby Cups have been donated in 13 countries.
She has a background in business administration and social entrepreneurship within both public and private companies, and is a passionate world traveler both in her pre-business life as a commercial dancer and later as a social and sustainable business enthusiast.

Kim A. Page – Moderator

Kim is a passionate trainer and communication expert, helping clients increase their executive presence and get their message through, using their voice and body language, influencing people with active listening and giving unforgettable presentations. She is a keynote and TEDx speaker and a conference moderator. Her career spans across three continents, from Copenhagen, to Barcelona, San Francisco and Dubai before landing in London. 

In the virtual space, Kim hosts regular Zoominars where she introduces communication topics in a dialogue format. She has delivered livestream masterclasses for over 700 viewers and participated in online panel events for professional organisations as well as given virtual book talks and webinars.  With 20+ years in the field, Kim brings a strategic perspective to her sessions and in 2018 she gathered her communication tools in the book ‘The Right Kind of Loud – Finding Your Communication Voice’, available on Amazon. www.kimapage.com – www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iYwRgs6TTs

Annett Åbø

Annett has lived and worked in London for over 19 years and has been a member of the NBCC council since 2018.

Annett has several years’ experience from the banking sector in London and Oslo.  Most recently she worked for Citigroup in London as an Equity Sales person and Account Manager, responsible for selling European Equities to Scandinavian Institutions including Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).  Annett has also worked for Commerzbank in London as a senior Equity Analyst within the Asset Management Division.  In Oslo Annett was an Equity Partner and a Financial Analyst at Fondspartner, a brokerage firm.  She has also worked for Nordea in Oslo as a Client Relationship Manager and Credit Analyst for Nordic paper companies.

Helena Whitmore

Helena Whitmore is the Head of SEB’s Private Banking UK team, and a tax and wealth planning specialist with many years’ experience advising members of the Nordic community in the UK. Prior to joining SEB Helena was the head of the private client department for an international law firm based in London.

Nina Ahlstrand

Nina Ahlstrand is heading up the Sustainable Finance team in DNB Markets. The team provides ESG-related advisory services to clients across sectors and geographies, including green, social and sustainability-linked bonds and loans as well as contributes to the integration of ESG into products and services across the bank. 

Camilla Helena Andersson

Camilla Helena Andersson: Series Entrepreneur and Business Angel Investor. In recent years, Camilla has started various companies in share-based crowdfunding and is now owner and chairman of the board, Feddie Distillery, which is only financed by women. Her vision is to get more women to invest in the unlisted market.