Sana Alajmovic, CEO and co-founder of Sigrid Therapeutics, has been appointed one of the Female Leaders of the Future.
Sweden’s professional organization for executives – Ledarna – has presented its annual list of the country’s top female leaders. In its 14th consecutive year, the Framtidens kvinnliga ledare list compiles 75 top executives from a wide range of sectors. Not limited to Sweden, many of the candidates work for international companies and are stationed abroad.
The list is compiled by a jury who evaluates several hundreds of resumes. The candidates are benchmarked against criteria such as results and achieved position, personal attributes and potential. To ensure top candidates qualities, the talent research company Wes interviews referees.
Highlighting strong leadership
The purpose of the activity is to turn the notion of leadership as a male arena upside down, meanwhile highlighting top talent and strong leadership. These women become role models, and the list generates tons of national and industry coverage where each and every one share their individual success story.
To qualify for the list, the candidate may not be older than 35 and have a managerial position. Coming from different sectors, the annual list award’s the previous year’s achievements.
A super talent
Already at only 24, when she was a fellow at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, Alajmovic was named as a super talent by the Swedish, weekly business magazine Veckans Affärer. Subsequently, prestigious award nominations have come pouring in for the Bosnian-born entrepreneur.
This year Sigrid Therapeutics was also named a Fierce15 company by US medtech business journal Fierce, the first Swedish company ever to make this prestigious list of the most promising private medtech companies globally.