Sweden’s IWEC awardees 2013

Ida Backlund, CEO of Rapunzel of Sweden, and Signhild Arnegård Hansen, owner of Svenska LantChips, are Sweden’s IWEC awardees 2013, a prestigious mentorship program encouraging women business leaders to grow their international businesses.  International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) is this year held in Lima, Peru, on Nov 11-12.

Watch the interview with IWEC Awardee Ida Backlund, CEO of Rapunzel of Sweden

Rapunzel of Sweden was founded by Ida Backlund only six years ago. Today, Rapunzel of Sweden is one of the leading suppliers of human hair extensions on the Nordic market and the company offers its own brand to hairdressers and individuals worldwide through its own online store and through selected retailers. This remarkable expansion has taken place without any credit from the banks. See more: www.rapunzelofsweden.com

Watch the interview with IWEC Awardee Signhild Arnegård-Hansen, CEO Svenska Lantchips

Signhild Arnegård Hansen started Svenska LantChips AB, a food company, together with her husband in 1992. Since then she has a successful track record as a leader and entrepreneur, bringing the Svenska LantChips brand to the top of the Swedish market. The company is a corporate supplier to IKEA and has its vision set on further expansion in Europe, the US as well as Africa. See more at: www.lantchips.com   [hr color=”cccccc” width=”100%” border_width=”1px” ]   IWEC is a unique program which targets international business women active in trade and exports. I believe there is a need for more role models within this area and think that both our Swedish candidates, Ida and Signhild can make an important difference here, says Charlotte Kalin, CEO of Chamber Trade Sweden. Västerbottens-Kuriren November 10th, 2013 Press release in English Press release in Swedish More information on the 2013 IWEC awardees IWEC’s homepage:  Chamber Trade Sweden contact – Charlotte Kalin, CEO, charlotte.kalin@chambertrade.se