Whether working at some of Sweden’s hottest startups, or leading change at global corporations, Anna Selander is obsessed with innovation.
In this conversation with BBC journalist Maddy Savage, she’ll share her experiences of driving intrapreneurship and creativity in a diverse range of workspaces, from the factory floor at Northvolt, to Ericsson’s offices in Chile.
We’re expecting a discussion packed with tips for driving disruption and overcoming resistance to change. Get involved by submitting your questions in advance or using our chat function during the webinar.
Guest & Moderator
A performance and leadership geek with a passion for people, Anna Selander has held sought-after senior roles at some of Sweden’s most innovative companies.
During the pandemic she was Head of Learning and Leadership at green battery manufacturer Northvolt, and she was recently hired as xxx for Academic Work, one of Sweden’s largest recruiters for students and academics.
Anna’s broad experience also includes designing and implementing career development tools at Klarna, consulting for H&M, and senior management and sales positions at Ericsson, which took her to the UK, Austria and Chile.
Her personal motto is “hope is not a strategy”. Instead, she’s a firm believer in driving change and performance through targeted training, continuous feedback and company culture.
After a decade as a BBC journalist and radio presenter in London, Maddy relocated to Stockholm in 2014. Since then, she’s reported extensively on Nordic innovation, tech and lifestyle trends, and is a regular contributor to BBC Worklife, the BBC's digital platform for stories about getting ahead in our rapidly changing world. Maddy has also written for international media such as HuffPost, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph, and reported for high profile broadcasters including Sky News, Monocle Radio and NPR.Listed as one of the 100 most impactful tech profiles in the Nordics by Slush and The Nordic Web in 2017, Maddy has become a popular host for startup and business events across the region. Her recent work includes moderating panel discussions and live streams at Nordic Business Forum, Slush and Women in Tech.
This talk is part of our series with innovation leaders, streamed live. Participants will be able to join the discussion by sending in questions before or during the webinar.