Patricia Olby Kimondo

Welcoming Speech by Patricia Olby Kimondo (Physical & Virtual)

The Hall of Mirrors (Spegelsalen), Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Welcoming speech in the Hall of Mirrors by Patricia Olby Kimondo,  Founder of People Productions and Double Up Impact.

Panel of leading International Female Founders (Physical & Virtual)

The Hall of Mirrors (Spegelsalen), Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Patricia Olby Kimondo

Patricia Olby Kimondo is the founder and CEO of People Productions Sweden, a portfolio of brands within talent sourcing and talent development. The common thread that runs through her companies and non-profit engagement is the focus on better connecting humans and opportunity.

People Productions believes that talent comes in many shapes and sizes - and that potential is stronger than in the past. The brands are all strongly dedicated to developing innovative solutions for a changing world of life and work, for those looking for good jobs and for those looking for talent. 

Among the brands are Pamoja, an AI-driven job digital platform for on demand work and Lärarförmedlarna, Sweden'sSwedens leading experts on talent in the Education sector. The companies employ more than 2000 people on a yearly basis. 

Patricia has also co-authored the book The People Centered Economy by Silicon Valley based think tank Innovation for Jobs (now PCI, People Centered Internet).

Patricia is also the founder of Double Up Impact, an initiative to encourage more investment in female led businesses. Last but not least Patricia has served on several organizational boards and currently serves on the board for UN Women Sweden. 

During the years Patricia and her companies have received several awards and recognition for excellence such as DI Gasellföretag, Veckans Affärers Superföretag och Tillväxtföretag. 

In 2018 People Productions was listed on Inc Magazine Europe 5000 fastest growing companies and in 2020 the company was among the finalists in SvD Affärsbragd.

Patricia is a Founders Alliance Ambassador Member.

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Lilia Yeghiazaryan
Co-founder and CEO of Dexatel

Panel of leading International Female Founders (Physical & Virtual)

The Hall of Mirrors (Spegelsalen), Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Lilia Yeghiazaryan

Dexatel build an omni channel messaging platform and drive the era of full personalization within cloud communications.

Lilia Yeghiazaryan is an experienced leader, with over 15 years of experience in finance and management. Previously, she held senior positions and provided consulting at a number of financial institutions, including World Bank, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, National Mortgage Company and others. 

Lilias journey in the startup world began years ago and since then, she has been curious and dedicated to helping businesses interact with their customers by innovating and personalizing the way they do so.

Dexatel was founded in 2015, and are now one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies with over thousands of small businesses and world’s largest enterprises across every industry using Dexatel to communicate with their customers. 

Lilia is a life-long learner, always on the lookout for new challenges and processes to improve and optimize to lead the growth at Dexatel.

Recently, she was honored to be named among the most influential women in business in Europe, winning the Gold Globe of the Female Executive of the Year/Europe category in Business World Awards 2021 as well as the Stevie Women in Business 2021 in the Fastest Growing Company of the Year category. 

Lilia was awarded by Founders Alliance in 2022 as Founder of the Year and she is a member of Founders Alliance Group Club 33.

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Shori Zand
Founder Avesina Investment Group

Panel of leading International Female Founders (Physical & Virtual)

The Hall of Mirrors (Spegelsalen), Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Shori Zand

Avesina is the joint name for all healthcare related companies founded, owned and developed by Shori Zand. The company started as a midwife clinic with two staff and barely 1 MSEK in turnover. After 8 years Shori Zand had created a diversified healthcare group of >1,300 employees and >400 MSEK in turnover across four key areas; primary care, specialist care, elderly care and diagnostics.


• Managing growth: Expanded a company from 1 to >1,300 employees in 8 years.• Culture building: Culture beats strategy and this was key element in entrepreneurial success.

• Operational excellence: Highly complex and efficient healthcare delivery systems with excellent outcomes and quick decision paths.

• Innovative service design: Avesina’s success was built on finding new innovative solutions to old healthcare problems. This coupled with building innovative teams created a great basis for growth.

• Healthcare area: Expertise from wide areas within healthcare and deep understanding of success factors. This is also applicable into other complex service companies.

• Public procurement/De-regulation based growth: Broad and deep network in political space on both the elected and non-elected official side.

• Broad corporate network: After 14 years in various board capacities an extensive network of professionals has been amassed that can help companies thrive.

• Academic network: In field of med-tech in both Sweden and abroad through engagement in Drexel University, UCLA, John Hopkins and International University in Antalya, Turkey.

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Lova Svensson
Co-founder & deputy CEO Period Pack International

Panel of leading International Female Founders (Physical & Virtual)

The Hall of Mirrors (Spegelsalen), Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Lova Svensson

Lova Svensson and Amanda Mattsson founded Period Pack Sweden 2019 and are the sole owners. Period Pack International is headquartered in Örebro, Sweden and is established in Scandinavia. 

The company is selling dispensers made for menstrual products as a subscription service to workplaces, schools and municipalities with the goal to make sanitary protection in bathrooms as natural and accessible as toilet paper and soap. 

The founders want to break the taboo related to this subject and make sure that no girls' school attendance or any woman's work effort depends on if they are on their period or not. The products are produced in Scandinavia to minimize emissions.

Lova's driving force is to help women in their everyday lives. Both here in Sweden, and in Europe, but also in developing countries. Also, to inspire other women to have the courage to go their own way and never be dependent on anyone.

To Lova, social sustainability is where all basic needs are met. The purpose of our work is to make every day safer for women by increasing the accessibility of sanitary products in workplaces and schools. Something that lies close to her heart is that no girl's attendance in school or woman's attendance at the workplace is dependent on their period.

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Maria Längquist
Founder Bonliva

Panel of leading International Female Founders (Physical & Virtual)

The Hall of Mirrors (Spegelsalen), Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Maria Längquist

Bonliva, formerly known as Doc-Connect, was founded in a small room in Stockholm in 2012 by Fredrik Olsmar and Maria Längquist. It began as a medical staffing company focusing on lung medicine to improve healthcare continuity in Västernorrland. Over the years, Bonliva expanded its services, grew its team, and established a strong presence in Sweden and Norway.

Key Milestones:

  • Transitioned to providing resource doctors with a focus on continuity.
  • Expanded services to various medical areas and established medical teams.
  • Moved to larger offices and set internal quality standards.
  • Promoted health through initiatives like the Running Club.
  • Became one of Sweden's top healthcare staffing companies.
  • Achieved ISO certification and the highest credit rating.
  • Rebranded as Bonliva to unify its specialized areas.
  • Became a market leader in healthcare staffing and recruitment.
  • Aligned with Vision 2050 for a better life in healthcare and society.
  • Expanded into Norway and continued to grow its team and consultant network.

In 2050, Bonliva envisions a more equitable healthcare system, where patient safety is first, healthcare professionals are celebrated as heroes, and a better work-life balance is achieved for all in the welfare sector. 

Bonliva is committed to working towards this vision on a global basis.

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All you need to know


Large scale international female founders and select founders enabling positive change in the society meet up for lunch and to be inspired by Panellists and Round Table Exchange at The Hall of Mirror at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

Global large scale female founders will be participating both physically and online.

Check-in time

Check in physical and virtual starts at 11:30 am.


Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

Photo: Jean Lapin

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