Earlier this week, the Job Festival took place in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm. The theme for the day was Diversity & Inclusion.
“Jobbfestivalen is an important meeting place where many young people get their first contact with the business world. It’s also important for us from Svensk Elitfotboll to be visible here and show what a popular movement we are and the impact we have on society,” says Beatrice Clarke, Head of Sustainability at Swedish Professional Football Leagues and moderator at the Job Festival.

The Job Festival with the theme “Diversity & Inclusion” is a meeting place for job seekers and companies with continuous recruitment needs, as well as for companies and organizations that offer tools/services aimed at increasing diversity and reducing the risk of discrimination. During this year’s Job Festival in Stockholm, Beatrice Clarke, Head of Sustainability at Swedish Football Leagues, was invited as a moderator.

“Football is a unifying force and reaches so many people from all parts of society daily, which isn’t always easy for authorities and institutions. Therefore, it is important for Swedish elite football to participate here, partly to attract and reach out to young people who need to be here but also to include and perhaps lead young people into work connected to the positive force in society that football is,” says Beatrice Clarke.

Abel Abraham, Head of CSR at Hammarby, participated in the Job Festival for the third consecutive year. This year, he, along with Rana Jumaah and Niclas Wennerlund, talked about increasing diversity and inclusion using sports as a tool.

“I talked about how we work at Hammarby Football with ‘Samhällsmatchen’ regarding these aspects and the challenges we face. There were many questions and long discussions,” says Abel Abraham.

The Job Festival also takes place in Gothenburg and Malmö.