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About Kristina Lindhe Mentorship

An entrepreneur with long, solid experience, CEO, creative director and founder of Lexington Company, Kristina Lindhe, has always had a strong commitment to young women and gender equality within the business world. The entrepreneur, together with Lexington Company, continues to promote and support women through the newly launched Kristina Lindhe Mentorship.

“There have always been driven women with great business ideas out there, now perhaps more than ever, and that's why it’s so important to inspire and encourage women to think bigger, take action and dare to invest,” Kristina says.  “That’s why I’m taking the opportunity to support some of these women through a mentorship program. Believing in yourself and your idea can sometimes be a real challenge, so tips and advice from a person with similar experience can be worth its weight in gold. It’s something I wanted for myself when I started.”

The winner will receive a one-year mentorship from Kristina. She will be available to brainstorm ideas with, review the company business plan and consult the winner regarding presentations and quotes. In addition, the mentee will learn about the international business climate as well as ideas for starting a business and networking.

The mentorship recipient will also receive a development grant for her business.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a female-identifying entrepreneur in any industry
  • have started and should run a company registered at Bolagsverket (the Swedish Companies Registration Office)
  • have invoiced for at least SEK 250,000 in the company
  • maintain sound finances
  • have no criminal record

Jury

The jury consists of Kristina Lindhe, Ashkan Pouya, business leader and co-founder of Serendipity Ixora AB, Stina Bergfors, entrepreneur and co-founder of United Screens and Sofia Kacim, co-founder of HER Global Network.

Meet the jury

Kristina Lindhe founded Lexington Company in 1997 and built it into a global, award-winning lifestyle brand. She has been nominated to and won many design and entrepreneurship awards throughout her career. She has received multiple awards such as “Årets Förebildsentreprenör,” which roughly translates to Entrepreneur Role Model of the Year and “Swedish Royal Patriotic Society Business Medal.” She has also been named one of Sweden’s most prominent entrepreneurs multiple times and is part of Prins Daniels Fellowship.
Kristina Lindhe, CEO, creative director and founder of Lexington Company
Stina Bergfors has a solid background as a business leader and has previously worked as CEO of Google Sweden. Veckans Affärer has listed her as one of the business community's 125 most powerful women making her the most powerful media manager on the list. She is a co-founder of her own media company United Screens, which aims to build the Nordic region's largest media company with the internet as its platform. Stina is part of Prins Daniels Fellowship.
Stina Bergfors, Entrepreneur and board member
Ashkan Pouya is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several innovative companies. He is the co-founder of Serendipity Innovations, and part of the Serendipity Group. Today he is one of Sweden's most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. Ashkan is part of Prins Daniels Fellowship.
Ashkan Pouya, Business leader, entrepreneur and company builder
Sofia Kacim is, together with Alexandra Avli, the founder of HER Global Network, an initiative based on the belief that women who help each other advance in their careers and lives. Sofia Kacim works as a speaker, rhetoric expert and is a member of the jury for the TV show Retorikmatchen, Sweden's largest rhetoric competition for children.
Sofia Kacim, Rhetoric expert, speaker and co-founder of HER Global Network
Kristina Lindhe founded Lexington Company in 1997 and built it into a global, award-winning lifestyle brand. She has been nominated to and won many design and entrepreneurship awards throughout her career. She has received multiple awards such as “Årets Förebildsentreprenör,” which roughly translates to Entrepreneur Role Model of the Year and “Swedish Royal Patriotic Society Business Medal.” She has also been named one of Sweden’s most prominent entrepreneurs multiple times and is part of Prins Daniels Fellowship.
Kristina Lindhe, CEO, creative director and founder of Lexington Company
Stina Bergfors has a solid background as a business leader and has previously worked as CEO of Google Sweden. Veckans Affärer has listed her as one of the business community's 125 most powerful women making her the most powerful media manager on the list. She is a co-founder of her own media company United Screens, which aims to build the Nordic region's largest media company with the internet as its platform. Stina is part of Prins Daniels Fellowship.
Stina Bergfors, Entrepreneur and board member
Ashkan Pouya is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several innovative companies. He is the co-founder of Serendipity Innovations, and part of the Serendipity Group. Today he is one of Sweden's most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. Ashkan is part of Prins Daniels Fellowship.
Ashkan Pouya, Business leader, entrepreneur and company builder
Sofia Kacim is, together with Alexandra Avli, the founder of HER Global Network, an initiative based on the belief that women who help each other advance in their careers and lives. Sofia Kacim works as a speaker, rhetoric expert and is a member of the jury for the TV show Retorikmatchen, Sweden's largest rhetoric competition for children.
Sofia Kacim, Rhetoric expert, speaker and co-founder of HER Global Network