40 over 40 list has landed!

  • 2022-03-03
  • 14:41
  • News

This year’s heaviest list is here! Today, the list 40 over 40 is released – a list filled with skills and experience, which was established to draw attention to and make visible women in the mining and steel industries and highlight the knowledge and experience that these people contribute. The interest in nominating has been extensive and among the 40 people on the list is a broad representation of industry, academia and politics. From the list, on March 8, the Fe of the Year is chosen by a selected jury consisting of people from the mining and steel industries.

The 40 over 40 list consists of 40 women who, with their experience and knowledge, have made special contributions in and in connection with the mining and steel industries. The opportunity to nominate has been open to anyone with the criteria that the nominees must be women or non-binary, over 40 years old and with an industry connection to mine, iron or steel.

Fe of the Year 2022

From the 40 on the list, one person is nominated for Fe of the Year 2022 (Årets Fe) by a selected jury and presented at a live digital breakfast on the International Women’s Day on 8 March. The breakfast webinar is broadcast live from Jernkontoret’s house in Stockholm.

Watch the breakfast webinar from this morning (Swe.)

About the 40 over 40 list

Women today make up only 20 percent of all employees in the mining and steel industries. The 40 over 40 list has been instituted to reward the importance of the extensive professional experience that builds up over the years and highlight the business-critical efforts women make in these male-dominated industries.

Behind the list are the networks Women of Steel (Metallkvinnor) and Women in Mining Sweden, the employers’ organisation The Swedish Association of Industrial Employers (Industriarbetsgivarna) and the industry organisations Swedish Iron and Steel Producers’ Association (Jernkontoret) and Svemin.


Marina Lähteenmaa, Director Communications, Industriarbetsgivarna | +46 72 247 50 33

Maja Boström, Director Communications, Jernkontoret | +46 73 046 82 68

Emma Härdmark, Director Communications, Svemin | +4670 346 60 48

The 40 over 40 listan | 2022

>> PDF with nomination texts and pictures here (shortly available in English)

  • Åsa Ahlin, Manager Organic Material Development, Höganäs
  • Johanna Alatalo, Senior Process Engineer, Mining & Metal, AFRY
  • Åsa Allan, Vice CEO, Kaunis Iron
  • Linn Andersson, General Manager, Boliden Rönnskär, Boliden AB
  • Ing-Marie Andersson Drugge, Site Manager, Munters
  • Christina Anttila, Senior Project Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology
  • Maria Bengtsson, Senior Engineer, LKAB Wassara AB
  • Maria Berge Johansson, Terminal worker and gender equality manager, Gruvtolvan, LKAB
  • Linda Bjurholt, Current Environmental Manager, future Logistics Manager, LKAB
  • Jenny Brandberg-Hurtig, Product Manager, SSAB Special Steels
  • Camilla Brodin, MP, Christian Democrats
  • Monica Brostedt, Fitter, Epiroc Rock Drills AB
  • Anna Claesson, Operator, business unit Heating Systems, Kanthal AB
  • Karin Comstedt Webb, Sustainability Manager, Cementa and HeidelbergCement Northern Europe
  • Ulrika Dunker, Director HR, Sandvik Materials Technology
  • Åsa Ekdahl, Head of Environment and Climate Change, World Steel Association
  • Jenny Gotthardsson, General Manager, Garpenberg, Boliden Mineral AB
  • Petra Grandinson, Vice President Supply Chain, Epiroc
  • Cecilia Granstam, Technical Manager, Outokumpu
  • Jenny Greberg, Program Director, Swedish Mining Innovation
  • Ann-Sofie Gustavsson, Global Head of Employee Experience, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
  • Anja Hagerud, Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist, Zinkgruvan Mining
  • Helena Hedblom, President and CEO, Epiroc
  • Carina Hedlund, HRIS Specialist, Boliden Mineral
  • Katarina Kangert, Head of Sustainability and Safety, Ovako Group
  • Era Kapilashrami, Site and Production Manager, SSAB-Oxelösund, SSAB
  • Caroline Kuiper, Mine Manager, Garpenberg, Boliden Mineral
  • Helena Lindahl, MP, the Centre Party
  • Pia Lindström, Senior Vice President Sustainability, LKAB
  • Maria Lundgren, Senior Scientist, Swerim AB
  • Anna Medvedeva, Director Technology and Strategy, Boliden Smelters, Boliden Mineral AB
  • Inger Odnewall, Professor at Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Div. Surface and Corrosion Science
  • Monika Sammelin, Site Manager, Malmberget, LKAB
  • Karin Steneholm, Manager UPS, Uddeholms AB
  • Malin Suup, Section Manager Hydrometallurgy and Water Purification, Boliden Mineral
  • Anna Tyni, CEO, Copperstone Resources
  • Jenny Vannestål, Head of Group IT, Ovako
  • Boel Wadman, Research and Business Developer, Focus Leader Manufacturing, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Karin Wallin, Commodity Manager Vehicles, SSAB EMEA AB, Procurement
  • Annelie Östberg, HR Manager Sweden and HR Development Manager Tibnor, Tibnor AB