Fund selector felt her gender was an obstacle – now she acknowledges the power of being herself

Career Path: 14 years ago, Karolina Qvarnström from Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning was embarrassed when her former manager started crying in front of 20 people in a meeting room. Qvarnström, who is active in the asset management women’s network KvinnoKapital, tells AMWatch why this woman became an inspiration in her career.

Karolina Qvarnström, Head of Product Development & Manager Selection at Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning | Photo: PR

Which career path did you envision for yourself when you were younger?

"When I was a teenager, I wanted to become an architect. I had two uncles who were architects and I was especially interested in interior design. It was actually kind of a typically teenage choice that made me turn to business school.

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