There is such an inspiration to listen to the Fashion Designer Bea Åkerlund telling about her experience of life in both the US and Sweden. She is not afraid of standing out which is probably also why she can count Madonna as one of her clients. On the Acast.com she is interviewed by Natalia Brzezinski about life, career and how to stand out.
Brzezinski, who is married to the former US Ambassador for Sweden, and Bea Åkerlund discuss the difference of attitudes between the two countries. Sweden has a lot to offer women in equality and child care but it is a much smaller country and the importance of being a nice girl is higher than to be able to stand out.
Bea started as a Fashion Stylist. Due to her personality and strong drive she now calls herself a Fashion Activist as she has been able to take her design to the next level. Influentual artists and clients have probably helped her achieving this. However, she would never been able to get those type of clients without a strong personality. The attitude is not very Swedish and therefore something Swedes should listen and learn from. The link to the podcast is below:http://www.acast.com/standout/nataliameetsbeaakerlund