As part of the worldwide celebrations surrounding International Women's Day 2016, Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer has published its annual list of the most "Powerful Women in Industry and Commerce." The list features 111 leaders and is divided into categories such as Company Owners, Digital, Directors, Entrepreneurs, and Thought Leaders.
At the top of the list of 13 leaders in the Digital group is Sara Mazur, Vice President and Head of Research at Ericsson. “She spent her childhood taking apart appliances and now, with 650 researchers and a huge budget at her disposal, she sees to it that Sweden continues to be a leader within mobile technology development,” read a statement by the jury that chose the winners.
Sara completed a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Before becoming Vice President and Head of Research, she was Head of System Management within Ericsson’s Business Unit Networks, focusing on unit-wide technology, research coordination, and strategic management. She has held several other management positions and is a dedicated driver of the development of the telecommunications industry with an impressive 69 granted patents.
Second on the list of Digital leaders is Alexandra Drevenlid, CTO of telecom operator Tele2, followed by Susana Meza Graham, Vice President of video game publisher Paradox. Others in the list include leading figures at payments experts Klarna and music streaming service Spotify.