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SWEA’s Annual Recognition of Swedish Woman of the Year

Årets Svenska Kvinna loggaThe person recognized as Swedish Woman of the Year must be a Swedish woman who, through her distinguished accomplishments, has represented and promoted contemporary Sweden to the world. The recipient may be a member of SWEA and the nomination must be supported by at least one SWEA chapter.

Each year, the recipient receives her award and is honored at SWEA’s annual summer event in Sweden, the Sverigemiddag (”Sweden dinner”). The Swedish Woman of the Year makes a brief presentation prior to the dinner and receives a memento.

The distinction of Swedish Woman of the Year has been awarded to twenty-seven women since 1989, each of them serving as “ambassadors” for Sweden in a number of ways.

Nominations must be received by the committee at the latest by 1 February each year. SWEA International’s Board serves as the jury for selection of the Swedish Woman of the Year from all nominations. The announcement of Swedish Woman of the Year takes place in conjunction with the annual meeting of SWEA International’s Board during the spring.