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Caroline has presented recommendations on gender equality to the Japanese Prime Minister

Caroline has presented recommendations on gender equality to the Japanese Prime Minister

Caroline has, in her capacity as G7 advisor and member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC), presented recommendations on women’s economic empowerment to the Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Kishida.

Caroline’s focus in the GEAC work has been Private Investments, where the goal is to overcome gender bias in capital allocation and ensure equal opportunities for women-led fund managers and companies.

The recommendations are centred around implementing measures to encourage gender-smart investment in the private sector and provide women entrepreneurs with equal access to private funding.

In the report, the G7 advisors highlight the spearheading work done by 2X Global, a global industry body for gender finance.

Read the full report here: https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/GEAC-2023.pdf

Photo Source: Cabinet Public Affairs Office

Caroline is nominated to INvolvepeople’s 2023 Heroes 100 Executives Role Model List

Caroline is nominated to INvolvepeople’s 2023 Heroes 100 Executives Role Model List

Involvepeople’s 2023 Heroes Role Models list showcase a global group of trailblazing Executives Future Leaders and Advocates driving change for women in business. All the individuals within these lists are championing inclusion and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace. These Role Models are essential drivers of change by leveraging their expertise and knowledge to drive impactful initiatives and strategic change across global organizations. Additionally, they are leading the way to create workplaces where everyone can succeed.

You can view the full lists here: https://bit.ly/3P6LNjh

Caroline reappointed to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

Caroline reappointed to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

Caroline Farberger has received an invitation from Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, to join the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) during Japan’s G7 presidency.

The invitation letter from the Prime Minister was delivered today at my office at Wellstreet by Mr. NOKE Masaki, Ambassador of Japan in Sweden.

During today’s meeting the Ambassador and Caroline had a fruitful discussion on the area of promoting gender equality and empowerment of women.

The Ambassador conveyed his wish that cooperation between Sweden and Japan will further develop when Sweden is assuming EU presidency and Japan G7 presidency.

Caroline conveyed her aspiration to contribute proactively to this year’s work in GEAC to provide good and actionable recommendations on gender equality to the G7 leaders, especially in equal access to investment capital for women.

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Winner of the Kerstin Hesselgren award

Winner of the Kerstin Hesselgren award

Caroline Farberger has been named this year’s winner of the Kerstin Hesselgren award. The prize is awarded annually by Sweden’s HR Association to a role model who, with a long-term commitment, focuses on equality and humanity in our workplaces and in our society. The decisions and actions of the laureate, or laureates, are characterized by civil courage, bravery and outspokenness.

Caroline Farberger has shown proof of both civil courage and great bravery by being Sweden’s first top manager in business to publicly share her transition journey from man to woman. Her life story has helped highlight inequality and the importance of inclusion, and she has been active in her leadership roles to make a difference.

– Through her personal courage and her great commitment, Caroline Farberger has worked to raise the issue of equality and inclusion in workplaces and in society, says Carina Malmgren Heander, board chairman of Sweden’s HR Association and jury chairman for the Kerstin Hesselgren prize.

Caroline appointed to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

Caroline appointed to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

On picture: President Biden, President Macron, Prof. Jutta Allmendinger

Caroline Farberger has been invited by the German chancellor Olaf Scholz to be one of 19 members of this year’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC).



At the recent G7 summit in June, the GEAC Chairperson Prof. Jutta Allmendinger met with the G7 leaders to discuss the agenda for gender equality and how to empower women.

GEAC has formulated priority areas to work on, and Caroline will together with three other GEAC members, Chiara Corazza, Alexis Ohanian Sr., and Chetna Gala Sinha, focus on the area of promotion of more equal investments and ownership for women.

GEAC’s agenda was endorsed by all leaders of G7 & Senegal, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina, India at the recent summit. At a meeting in fall, GEAC will present their recommendations.

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Caroline Farberger is awarded the Womenomics Leadership Award 2022

Caroline Farberger is awarded the Womenomics Leadership Award 2022

On picture: HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Caroline Farberger and Trine Willumsen, Above and Beyond Group

Womenomics Awards 2022 Womenomics Awards are nominated by the Womenomics Award Committee, and are presented at the conference to four trailblazing recipients who are leaders in their fields and are making a difference as role models – professionally and personally.

The Womenomics Leadership Award 2022 goes to Caroline Farberger With the award, Caroline Farberger is honoured for her significant leadership career in the insurance sector, as CEO of ICA Insurance and at Trygg-Hansa Insurance. Furthermore, Farberger has put LGBTQ+ inclusion on the agenda with her prominent voice and book, “I, Caroline,” where she talks about her experience as a transgender woman and CEO in the Nordic business community and outlines the disparities and biases that she has experienced in relation to this. She has also been vocal in highlighting how important it is for the new generation of leaders to be true to themselves.

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Aura Cloud Names Caroline Farberger as Chairwoman of the Board

Aura Cloud Names Caroline Farberger as Chairwoman of the Board

On picture: Caroline and Prem Bhagwat, Founder & CEO Aura

Fintech startup Aura Cloud announced today that the esteemed finance executive Caroline Farberger is joining the company as chairwoman of the board of directors – an engagement that comes on the back of her upcoming work with Wellstreet, one of Aura Cloud’s main investors, along with Almi Invest.

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Aura Cloud is on a business growth pathway and now seeks to further secure its market position by adding this impressive name to its board. With her broad network of contacts, Caroline Farberger will help to build awareness and trust in the market. In addition, as an Aura Cloud board member, she will leverage her experience by bringing valuable insights into the decision-making moments and supervising the company’s direction, increasing the confidence for prospects and customers.

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Caroline awarded being one of the World’s Most Inspiring Women Over 40 by F10 Fe:maleOneZero

Caroline awarded being one of the World’s Most Inspiring Women Over 40 by F10 Fe:maleOneZero

F10 Fe:maleOneZero is proud to present in cooperation with their presenting partner Capgemini Invent the line-up for the very first edition of “40 over 40 – The World’s Most Inspiring Women” #FoFi22.
Caroline Farberger, CEO ICA Försäkring AB – The Transformer

Caroline’s inspirational story begins in 1967 when she was born as a boy named Carl. She would spend the first 50 years of her life living as a man. With dual university degrees in electrical engineering and business administration, a distinguished military service ranking as #1 in cadet school, a stellar career, and a beautiful family, some would say Caroline had it all. Then one day in 2018, she simply told her coworkers that the next day she would be changing her name and gender. In Sweden, and most places around the world, undergoing a public gender transition while serving as CEO isn’t something that happens every day. Still happily married to her wife and father to their three children, Caroline has written about her transformational journey in her book Jag, Caroline, yrkeskvinna och familjefar (I, Caroline: Businesswoman and Family Father). “My insights from comparing living as a man and living as a woman is that we still have a very long way to go,” she states. With new perceptions on gender matters and a fresh approach to leadership style, in the spring of 2022, Caroline will join the investment company Wellstreet as Partner and Working chairwoman.

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