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Interview: Pia Renaudin, CEO, Senzime

Senzime listing
Last week Senzime's shares were admitted for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm's main market and NLS asked its CEO about leadership, being a female CEO and about Senzime's achievements so far. Senzime develops and markets CE- and FDA cleared patient monitoring systems driven by algorithms and sensors to closely monitor patients under anesthesia. The company's system TetraGraph digitally and continuously measures the degree of neuromuscular blockade in the patient. A global company Commenting on Senzime being listed on the main market, Pia Renaudin, CEO, says it is a fantastic milestone. “Senzime is today a global company with its own sales force in US and Germany, we have licensees in Japan and Europe and we have distributors in other important markets. We have delivered hundreds of TetraGraph systems to operating rooms worldwide and new clinical guidelines support our cutting-edge technology that helps eliminate the many millions of anesthesia-related complications that patients experience each year," she says. Being a female CEO Communications consultancy company Paues Åberg has taken a look at the number of female CEOs of companies that has moved from First North to the Main market and found that last year, every forth CEO was a woman and so far this year, around every tenth is a woman. During the last five years, the average is that every tenth CEO is a woman. Why do you think that female CEOs of companies listed on the Nasdaq main market are clearly an uncommon occurrence? And how could we create the conditions to get more women to take on these leadership roles? "One of the reasons can be a lack of female role models, not just for women themselves but also for recruiters and decision makers. In my case the recruiter saw that I was more ready for the role than what I thought myself. I would really like to see recruiters and boards always try to put together a more varied pool of candidates. That way they don’t miss the best people because they’re searching too narrowly. It is also important that women dare to take a chance when new opportunities come up, even early on in their careers," says Pia Renaudin. "Today, women only make up a quarter of public companies’ senior management. We’ve been moving forward on this over the past ten years, but at the CEO and board levels it’s been stagnant. This is ultimately a matter for owners." "Challenges are important and a good way to develop for all forms of leadership. In certain cases, you need to switch sector or industry. Just that in particular has given me a great breadth of experience to tackle new challenges, which benefits me a lot in my current role. Today, women only make up a quarter of public companies’ senior management. We’ve been moving forward on this over the past ten years, but at the CEO and board levels it’s been stagnant. This is ultimately a matter for owners," she says. "Impossible is just an opinion" We asked Pia Renaudin how she would describe
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