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Female Network

About us

Female Network enables women to pursue, get inspired, and develop their interest in finance. During the school year, we arrange guest lectures, networking events and banking tours with national and international top-firms. Women Business Conference in Lund and Female Banking Tour in Stockholm are our leading events. These events are excellent opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career within finance who want to expand their network of professionals.

Besides arranging events, Female Network aspires to increase the number of female students interested in finance. Therefore, we frequently update our social media with upcoming events and publish interviews with successful women from the industry. We aim to inspire female students and to prove what a career within finance implies.

What unifies Female Network is an interest in finance and a willingness to learn. Being a part of the committee develops your knowledge within finance while simultaneously giving you a chance to interact with like-minded students and expand your network of professionals.


Upcoming event

Here you will find our events for the upcoming semester! Each year Female Network takes great pride in supplying educational events for the Female members of LINC. This to prepper for a career within the industry as well as supply an open environment were the main goal is to gain skills and knowledge that may be required in the future.

This upcoming year we will include a fundamental analysis series, a workshop for Bloomberg and stock talks among other events. Follow us on social media or check below for updates.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Our previous events

WBC – Women Business Conference

The WBC is a yearly event hosted by Female Network where ambitious female students get the chance to meet representatives from some of the largest banks and financial institutions in the Nordic region.

Guest Lecture – Annika Winsth

Each semester, Female Network hols multiple guest lectures that aim to inspire female students towards a career in finance.

FBT – Female Banking Tour

Each year Female Network host a tour to Stockholm were ambitious student gets the chance to meet prompting firms and banks on sight. A typical visit includes a short company presentation, a tour of the office and trading floors, hints and tips about the industry and application processes and meeting representatives across different divisions.

Case Solving with KPMG

A significant part of being interested in finance is the case solving. This is where you get the opportunity to venture your thoughts on a company. Here you learn a great deal on financials, company drivers as well as possible outcome.


The committee

The committee of Female Network is reselected each year and during the executive year, additional positions may be available. Read more below on the committee of 21/22.

  • Head of Female Network – Samantha Nordqvist
  • Vice Head of Female Network – Emily May
  • Event coordinator – Aulona Fetahu
  • Marketing coordinator – Ella Appelholm
  • Relationship Coordinator – Clara Falkenek
  • Editor in Chief, Female Network Magazine – Nelly Åkesson

Applications

Applications are now closed and will re-open again next semester.

If you have any questions, please come by the LINC lab or send us an email.

Head of Female Network

Who are you and why did you join Female Network?

My name is Samantha Nordqvist, born and raised in Gothenburg and currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. I joined Female Network because I’m passionate about diversity and inclusion and believe that companies and individuals can benefit from a more inclusive company culture. Since I was young, I’ve had interests in typically “male” hobbies, like mathematics, programming and economics, but felt too intimidated to actually go for it wholeheartedly. One day I asked myself, “what’s the worst thing that can happen?” which has led me to study mathematics, computational programming and joining LINC in 2019. Not only that, but I’ve also strived to learn more about finance by working part-time at Nordea while studying, attending spring weeks at HSBC and Nomura and now doing a finance & accounting internship at P&G in Geneva, Switzerland.

Why is finance an interesting career path?

There are numerous different ways to enter the finance industry, and that’s what intrigues me the most. At the beginning of my studies, I did not think that there were many options when choosing a career in finance, but after joining LINC and attending internships, I got more insight into all the opportunities that exist. Personally, I’m very interested in all things numerical, analytical and logical. That’s why I’m currently exploring the area of financial accounting to see if that is a career that I want to pursue.

Samantha Nordqvist, Head of Female Network
Emily May, Vice Head of Female Network

Vice Head of Female Network

Who are you and why did you join Female Network?

My name is Emily and I am in my second semester of the master’s programme in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development. I originally joined LINC to expand my knowledge in finance and to get together with like-minded, driven students, but I was quickly interested in  Female Network in particular. I loved the idea of being part of a network that is encouraging women to pursue a career in finance, and I was drawn to this community where women support each other to achieve their career goals in an industry that is still very male-dominated. I also think Female Network has the potential to play a valuable role in educating women about the importance of taking charge of one’s own financial decisions by investing, for example.

Why is finance an interesting career path?

What I love about finance is the fast-paced environment in which you never stop learning. To me, it feels like every time I think I have fully understood something, there is another aspect that is unknown – which is challenging but also quite fascinating! Finance is such a broad area, and there are countless opportunities for people with many different skill sets and passions.

Marketing

Who are you and why did you join Female Network?

My name is Ella Appelholm and I’m currently pursuing a BSc in International Business. The position of marketing coordinator for Female Network felt like a perfect fit for me, being passionate about both finance and marketing. Here I get to create something meaningful together with a committee that inspires me with their own passion and drive for what they do. The Female Network serves both as a bridge, a supportive rock, and an igniting spark for women interested in finance – a process I feel grateful for being a part of. Women supporting women is a powerful force, especially within a male-dominated industry, and Female Network is truly an embodiment of just that. 

Why is finance an interesting career path?

Finance is the perfect combination of rewarding challenges and growth opportunities. It is an ever-changing and exciting field where you find yourself at the heart of the clockwork of the business world. As a result, you never stop learning! Finance as a career path is not a limited one-way trail, it is a wide network of many different varying career paths – from portfolio management to auditing, so to find something that sparks your interest is not hard.

Ella Appelholm, Marketing Coordinator
Clara Falkenek, Relationship Coordinator

External partnership

Who are you and why did you join Female Network?

I am Clara Falkenek, a first-year student at Lund University studying Economics and Programming. I have had a lifelong interest in politics as I grew up in a very politically active family where not everyone shared views. Hence I have grown to appreciate political debate and the exploration that comes with it. Following my political interest, I have worked a lot with European politics. This led me on to international trade, which led me to discover finance. Finance is hence a very new interest for me and something I want to explore further, which motivated me to join the female network. I see it as an opportunity to use my previous experience and skills to further women in finance while also deepening my knowledge in the area.

Why is finance an interesting career path?

I believe finance to be an interesting career path as it ties into so many other fields. It is a part of every business, of every organisation. It is part of everyday life and you can see the effects of finance all around. This makes finance extremely versatile and therefore exciting to pursue as a career.

Event

Who are you and why did you join Female Network?

My name is Aulona and I am currently in my second semester of my bachelor’s in Economy and Society. My passion for finance and willingness to expand my knowledge in it are one of the main reasons why I decided to join the Female Network. Despite that, I also love the idea that the Female Network tries to reduce the gender gap within the finance industry. I think this is a great way to introduce and educate females into this industry full of opportunities. Hopefully, also trying to encourage and inspire those who want to pursue a career within finance.

Why is finance an interesting career path?

Finance is an exciting global industry that is constantly advancing and expanding. The growth opportunities are endless and give you the possibilities to add new skills while building those you already possess. Personally, I enjoy problem-solving and new challenges that let me use my analytical rigour on a daily basis. These types of skills are exceptionally important and required in finance. Therefore, it feels like this is the right industry to develop these skills and discover new ones.

Aulona Fetahu, Event Coordinator
Nelly Åkesson, Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief, Female Network Magazine

Who are you and why did you join Female Network?

My name is Nelly and I am currently studying my third semester pursuing a bachelor’s in politics and economics focusing on economics. I have always had a great interest in finance, an interest that has grown stronger over the last few years and specifically evolved during my economics course last semester. I joined Female Network to develop that interest into something more and to meet other like-minded people. I especially find the Female Network committee interesting since you, besides working with finance, get to be a small part of the important work in making women more interested in finance as a career path and privately.

Why is finance an interesting career path?

To me, finance is an interesting career path especially due to the diversity within the field. I am always interested to learn more about everything in general, and the fact that you have to dig deep into companies and specific fields to make the best investments is something I find very exciting. I also find macroeconomics very interesting which is something you get to incorporate in your daily work in finance. 

If you want to learn more about what our Editor-in-Chief dose, check out our magazine!


Want to get in contact with us?

Do not hesitate to contact us with any reflection, question or inquiry at femalenetwork@linclund.com.