Anna Giotas Sandquist
Anna Giotas Sandquist is the chair of the Swedish Women’s Lobby since the 2016 Annual Meeting. She was nominated for the post by Mälardalen’s Women’s Lobby.
Anna works as a senior consultant at KPMG, among other things with support for the implementation of Agenda 2030 and sustainable development in municipalities. Anna has previously worked as a quality manager at Botkyrka Municipality. She has broad experience of gender equality work and has worked at Jusek, the Swedish Municipal Association and the Government Offices. Gender mainstreaming has been a common thread in Anna’s professional life and she has also held a variety of managerial positions. Anna has for several years been part of the Swedish Women’s Lobby’s working group on gender equality review of budgets.
Emma Blomdahl works as a gender equality expert for Centerkvinnorna. She has a long experience working on issues relating to women’s rights in both politics and civil society. Emma also has good knowledge of association and board work, especially from the women’s and girls’ journeys. Emma is one of the founders of the Association Together, which works to prevent sexual violence and to improve support for the exposed. Emma was nominated to the Board by KvinnorKan.
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Board member & delegate in EWL's General Assembly
Linda Schang is nominated by the Soroptimists where she has been active for over twenty years. Linda has worked as human resources manager and human resources director in several different businesses and with the development of Ericsson’s global trainee program for young talents. Today, Linda works as a management consultant with personnel issues. Linda is also elected as a delegate to the EWL General Assembly.
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Louise is a board member of The Swedish Women’s Lobby and was nominated for the post by BPW Sweden, Business & Professional Women. She has long experience of board work, as club chairman in BPW Luleå, board member and second vice president in BPW Sweden. She has also held various managerial assignments in the child and education system and in the social sector where she was responsible for LSS issues, among other things. She is educated at Uppsala University in behavioral science and pedagogics. Louise also holds positions of trust within Brottsofferjouren och Överförmyndarnämnden.
Madeleine Linder have a strong commitment to gender equality and has many years of experience working on women’s rights. She previously been President for Forum – Women for Disabilities, board member of the Visually Impaired National Association and was an active politician. Madeleine has long worked as a teacher at Kvinnofolkhögskolan in Gothenburg and has a degree in gender studies. Madelene Linder is elected member nominated by Forum – Women for Disabilities. Madeleine wants to make it clear that women with disabilities are not a homogeneous group, but that it is women who in all different ways are exposed to the oppression that women are exposed to and raise these women’s voices.
Margareta Rehn is a leg. midwife and nurse and through her work has been particularly interested in women’s health and care linked to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Margareta currently works as an administrator at the Midwife’s Association Office and is also editor-in-chief of their journal Jordemodern. Margareta was nominated to the Board by KSAN – Women’s Organizations Cooperation Council on Alcohol and Drug Matters.
Board member & representative in EWL's observatory for questions regarding men's violence against women
Marie Unander-Scharin works as a prevention and safety coordinator in the municipality of Sigtuna with responsibility for crisis preparedness, prevention and crime prevention. Since 2005, she has been chairman of the Women’s and Girl Sights Sigtuna and since 2014 a member of the Board of Directors of Unizon.
As a focus, Marie have Unizon’s vision: An equal society free from violence. She has a strong commitment to the Sex Purchase Act and is also a representative in the European Women’s Lobby’s observatory on issues of men’s violence against women.
Niusha Khanmohammadi has experience working in the UN, the EU and in municipal administration. Niusha also has long experience of working in the non-profit sector and has previously done her internship at The Swedish Women’s Lobby. Niusha wrote her master’s thesis on surrogacy and her master’s thesis on the implementation of the UN Women’s Convention in Beirut. Niusha Khanmohammadi is an elected member and is nominated by VHEK. Niusha wants to push questions about a feminist definition of SRHR, a stronger establishment of newly arrived women and a stronger voice for girls with a foreign background.
Sara Hultqvist has extensive professional experience of municipal work, companies in the sector of welfare and within the Social Insurance Agency with a focus on the social insurance area, sectors that The Swedish Women’s Lobby is working towards daily. She has experience of investigative work within the Police and operational responsibility. Sara is very familiar with political processes and political work from an official perspective. Sara Hultqvist is an elected member and nominated by our member organization Östersjöfred. She wants to push the work on gender mainstreaming and contribute with her expertise on public administration at both local and national levels.