Sofia Appelgren

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Name: Sofia Appelgren
Organization: Ashoka
Title: Fellow

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Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Economic development

In the close-knit culture of Sweden, corporate hiring operates on networking, personal relationships, and references. To a large degree, immigrant communities do not have access to these resources. Most live in segregated communities that are similar in design to American urban housing initiatives of a generation ago. In immigrant communities, young women face the greatest obstacles to success in the job market. Sofia has launched a program that matches the most dynamic and entrepreneurial young women with Swedish entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.

MittLiv tackles the dual challenges of integration and joblessness among foreigners in Sweden, through educational and mentorship programmes across Sweden – “Mitt Livs Chans" – that increase diversity and integration in the Swedish labour market.