Cinnober's CEO Veronica Augustsson has been designated as one of Sweden's most successful young female managers. The organization behind “Future Women Leaders 2015” is Ledarna, a Swedish managers’ association, in collaboration with talent partner Nova.
Of nearly 400 candidates, 75 have now qualified for the final placement list, which will be announced at an event on May 12 in Stockholm. The award, now in its ninth season, seeks to highlight young prominent female executives as role models, illustrate the importance of a gender-equal managerial market, and clarify the need for modern leadership and the need for young women in senior positions.
“This is of course an honor to be mentioned, even though I think it is unfortunate that we still need to distinguish ‘leaders’ and ‘women leaders’ in the year 2015,” says Veronica Augustsson. “I just see myself as a leader and prefer to work from a perspective of diversity, where a talent is a talent and all of an employee's qualities can be utilized in the best possible way.”
“I am active in a future-oriented industry, where technological progress take place at an incredible tempo. On the other hand, gender equality is still lagging behind, even if we see an increasing number of women in leadership positions. Here at Cinnober we are thus working intensely with enabling all talented individuals to enter our industry, and awards like this one contribute positively to a healthy dialogue on the issue.”
Augustsson has received several prestigious placements in recent years on both Swedish and international charts. This includes Financial News "40 under 40 rising stars of trading and technology", and the Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer’s list of 125 "most powerful women in business”.
Augustsson became CEO of Cinnober in 2012, after more than a decade working in various positions within the company. These included sales manager as well as a variety of development projects for international customers. She has also studied computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.