What we do
Women and men should have equal rights and opportunities to influent and develop in their profession and at their workplace. This is not the reality today - and this is what AllBright want to change.
"All people must have the right to reach their full
potential, regardless of gender or background "
AllBright is a politically independent, non-profit foundation that promotes equality and diversity in senior positions in the business sector. We are actively working with advocacy to influence decision-makers in the business sector to work consciously and purposefully to increase the proportion of women in senior positions. We continuously identify the gender balance of business management teams and boards of directors to highlight the issue of representation. AllBright aims to shift the debate from discussing problems to delivering solutions.
AllBright on TEDx
Amanda Lundeteg, the ceo of AllBright, tells how the methods of blacklisting can drive change. She questions the corporate cultures and the narrow perception of competence. The speech is delivered in 14 minutes under the theme 'Who Cares' in Uppsala.
AllBright offers lectures to organizations and companies that are dedicated to benefit from the strengths of diverse workplaces on meritocratic grounds. We share the facts from our reports and provide tips on how your organization can work to become more equal and diverse. We give lectures for all kinds of groups and can tailor the lecture to fit your organization. For reservations and/or pricing, please contact us.
AllBright work continuously with reviewing how gender is represented in the business sector. Every year we release two reports. We release The AllBright report were we monitor the gender diversity in management groups of listed companies in Sweden. We also take a dive into a specific area. So far, we have reviewed listed companies' boards of directors, their nominating committees, gender equality in the legal profession and gender equality in private equity.
The AllBright report 2017 shows modest progress. The proportion of women increases by a percentage point from last year, reaching 21 per cent. The same bleak result is seen in CEO positions where women are stuck at six per cent. Those believing in rapid change towards gender equality must be disappointed.
Around 85 per cent of companies are still dominated by men and thus hindering improvement.
Private Equity plagued by macho culture, March 2017
Only three per cent of all partners in private equity (PE) firms are women, while 15 out of 18 firms have management teams consisting of men only. Not a single role model for gender equality can be found in one of society’s heaviest spheres of power.
Virtually all people in Sweden are affected by private equity firms’ operations in some way. The firms have a total turnover of about 300 billion SEK, which is approximately eight per cent of Sweden’s GDP. These firms have a huge influence on the economy and society. But only a few women are invited.
One in five executives are woman,
Progress is in the air. The number of women in listed companies' executive management increases. More companies then ever have a gender equal representation and the number of female CEO:s is higher than that of last year.
We can not expect gender equal management teams until the year of 2040. This year the finance sector made the greatest progress. They now have 27 percent women in their management teams and they contribute by four companies that have a female CEO.
Wanted: 220 women,
There has been a clear change of trends. This years annual general meetings means that women take place in boards of directors more than ever. If progress continues at this pace, listed companies’s boards of directors will be gender equal in just 10 years.
Nominating committees, whose task is to propose directors to companies boards of directors, is not doing as well and faces the threat of gender quotation when new legislation might become reality in the fall of 2016. To reach gender equal boards of directors 220 men needs to be replaced with women.
AllBright in the news
In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior - The New York Times, 13 September 2017
Leading The Way on Gender Equality? - BBC, 22 May 2017
Why Swedish workplaces aren't as equal as you think - BBC, 21 May 2017
Few women bosses in Sweden's private equity industry - The Local, 7 March 2017
UPDATE 2-SEB's CEO heads for Swiss private bank after navigating crisis - Reuters, 16 January 2017
‘Sweden may have equal boards in four years’ - The Local, 7 September 2015
Ewiges Bullerbü - Süddeutsche Zeitung, 26 July 2015
Why it’s better to be a business woman in Sweden than the UK - The Guardian, 30 October 2014
Jobseeking students told to boycott ‘sexist firms’ - The Local, 3 March 2014
Swedish boardrooms ‘full of clones’:report – The Local 18 November 2013