1st Roundtable Discussion

Featuring Katja Iversen, Claus Lønborg & Chris Shern

A discussion about the social welfare state model, Nordic leadership values, diversity and inclusion issues and how it affects global talent attraction

The Global Denmark Podcast is proud to announce a brand new roundtable format where we dig deeper into the lessons to and from Denmark.

 

Join our inaugural roundtable as we welcome back podcast alumni Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver, Chris Shern, Managing Director of IME Fond/Henley Business School and Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity. 

 

This is a 2 part series where we discuss; the social welfare state model, Nordic leadership values, diversity and inclusion issues and how it affects global talent attraction.

"Many of the investments we see coming in, especially to Denmark, they are not looking for low-wages manufacturing, they are typically looking for where they can get the best skills, the best ideas, and the best source of innovation."

- Claus Lønborg

CEO of Copenhagen Capacity

"Companies that have more diversity, including strong gender diversity, in both the C-Suite and on the Boards, do better, and the work environment gets better."

- Katja Iversen

CEO of Women Deliver

"Working in international business, we always have to adjust our business models, but at the end of the day, who doesn’t want to be respected? Who doesn’t want to be listened to? That’s universal, and that’s something Denmark and the Nordic countries can inspire the rest of the world."

- Chris Shern

Managing Director, IME Fond & Henley Business School

Show Notes (Part 1):

  • The social welfare state model [3:08]

  • Measuring gender equality [6:23]

  • The welfare model and attracting global talents [8:01]

  • Gender equality and hiring biases [13:00]

  • The low power distance [16:08]

  • Nordic values - courage and trust [18:04]

  • Attracting global talents through Nordic values [22:26]

  • Danish Innovation Centres and the future of leadership [24:32]

  • Starting a business in Denmark [26:42]

Show Notes (Part 2):

  • Gender diversity in Denmark and in Iceland [1:35]

  • Changes to close the gender gap [3:55]

  • Networking in Denmark and how [7:35]

  • A best practice of social welfare and inclusiveness [13:43]

  • Wishes for Denmark and the world in 2020 [17:51]