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With Holly Kristinsson (Founder/CEO, Responsible Foods), Hildur Smaradottir (CEO, Defigo), Frances Simowitz (CEO, WEVE Acceleration), Jenny Hrafnsdottir (Crowberry Capital), Faye Penn (Dir., Women NYC), Ulla Hemminki-Reijonen (Helsinki Education Hub), Marie Espedal (CEO, Diller).
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 09:30 AM   Absolutely Free   Rise NYC, 43 W 23rd St

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A 2022 Nordic Talk

Women InNovation is a global 1-day in-person conference of women in sustainability - policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs & organizations - supporting female founders. On May 24th, we'll explore, connect, & share ideas on closing the gender gap, supporting women entrepreneurs, encouraging investors to support equal access to funding, & building thriving ecosystems built on value creation & innovation.

Opening Remarks
9:30 am EST

Opening remarks by select supporters & organizers.

Green Capital for Planetary Health
10:15 am EST

Meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement by 2050 will require approximately $4.2 trillion in annual direct investments. This journey to net zero calls for public & private investors to mobilize funding in support of renewal energy, carbon capture & storage, sustainable agriculture, transport electrification, & water technologies.


Jenny Hrafnsdottir, General Partners, Crowberry Capital

Ecosystems for Gender Equality
12:00 pm EST

Women professionals working within the entrepreneurial, corporate, non-profit, and

public sectors need a community of allies & advocates who affirm their self-worth.

From New York to Helsinki, women-focused networks are providing their members

with resources, mentorship, peer learning, & support.


Pia Bilting Bearfield, President, Swedish Women's Educational Association, NY

Faye Penn, Executive Director, Women NYC

Frances Simowitz, CEO, WEVE Acceleration

Luncheon & Networking
1:00 pm EST

Making 2022 the year of women-led Sustainability.

Champions for Impact
2:00 pm EST

Women-led startups & legacy firms are pioneering new sustainable tech solutions & business models for a positive environmental impact. Now, they're sharing their best practices & new approaches for launching products, scaling growth, & entering emerging sectors.


Holly T. Kristinsson, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, Responsible Foods

Hildur Smaradottir MBA, CEO, Defigo

Education for Leadership
3:00 pm EST

Technology & new ways of thinking have unlocked new opportunities for knowledge & learning for women. Alternative

educational formats have allowed the next generation of entrepreneurs & creative

catalysts to gain new skills for success.


Ulla Hemminki-Reijonen, Community Manager, Helsinki Education Hub

Marie Espedal, CEO, Diller USA
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