Karin Nilsdotter, CEO of Spaceport Sweden, has been named the 2014 Technology Woman of the Year. She has been awarded the prize in recognition for her activities in promoting Swedish technology and innovation by developing technology products and world class services in this area. The award is presented by defence and security company Saab as part of the Talent Excellence Summit & Awards, organized by the employer branding company Universum.
– I am both pleased and proud to have received this award as Technology Woman of the Year and hope to inspire more women to choose a career within technology, and aim for the top. Saab’s initiative to encourage female leaders and innovative thinking is important. If Sweden is to be competitive, we must work with challenging projects that can take the world by surprise. If we succeed in attracting talent and diversity, the potential – just like in space – is infinite, says Karin Nilsdotter.