The conference initiated in 2003 by SACC New York’s first female president, Renée Lundholm is a forum for women in leading positions in Sweden and the U.S.

Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York’s Times Square are usually used to make a news announcement or celebrate corporate milestones for listed companies.

This time, although Mentor awardee Jonas Prising, president of Manpower Group was present, the honor of ringing the bell went to Renee Lundholm of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of New York.

Photography: Catarina Lundgren Åström