Uppsalaekonomerna (the business administration students from Uppsala University) recently arranged their annual event ‘Women Career Day’ and ABG Sundal Collier had the pleasure of hosting part of the day at the office in Stockholm.
Some 20 young women attended the day and ABG Sundal Collier presented several important areas of the business, including corporate finance and equity sales/research. Jonas Ström, Managing Partner in Sweden, also presented the newly established foundation Women in Finance and the objective for the foundation – to increase the number of women in finance and back women that are already working within the industry.
ABG Sundal Collier had the opportunity to interview the project managers for the day Matilda Günther and Sarah Kronvall about their experiences of ABGSC and what their expectations are for the future.
What are your impressions of ABGSC following the presentations today?
The firm seems to have a very good atmosphere and what we in Sweden call ‘högt i tak’, meaning that it is an open jargon where you dare to speak up and have an opinion. It also seems to be a lot of things going on and a creative environment to work in.
Why are you interested in the financial industry?
All of us that are attending this day clearly has an interest in the financial industry and it is only increasing as you have the opportunity to listen to senior executives at firms such as ABGSC. It gives you more flavor around what the different positions at an investment bank actually entails.
What is your reaction to the launch of the foundation Women in Finance?
We had seen some information of the foundation beforehand by browsing on your website and we think it is a fantastic initiative. We haven’t heard that anyone within the industry has launched something similar so it definitely caught our interest. It is probably a good way to feel welcomed as a woman in ‘this world’ as we fear it might be a bit lonesome sometimes as women in this industry still is scarce.