Clusjion founder Sarah McPhee awarded the most powerful board professional

Clusjion's co-founder Sarah McPhee has been recognized as Swedens most powerful female board professional. The prize was awarded by the Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer at a gala evening for the industry's most powerful women on March 7th, 2019.

“As one of Sweden’s major financial profiles, she has a perspective far beyond the figures. Now she seeks to lead companies straight to fundamental change and to create value add for customers and society”.


Sarah McPhee has a solid career as an operational manager and has previously been awarded the 2012 and 2013 CEO of the Year award when she was the CEO of SPP. Today she is chairman of The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, the think tank SNS and Houdini Sportswear. She is also a board member of Klarna, Bure and Axel Johnson Inc.

Through her work, Sarah has worked to promote environmental, economic and social sustainability, which she believes is a prerequisite for maintaining good value growth. In 2016, she also co-founded Clusjion, a digital service to increase inclusion in organizations to promote sustainable workplaces.

"We have created the tool that I would have wanted as a leader myself. We know today that the organizational culture affects profitability, but still, we lack tools to measure and improve a culture where everyone is given the opportunity to reach their full potential."

Clusjion increases the understanding that organizational culture is co-created and highlights the fact that everyone therefor is responsible for improving it. Clusjion measures and transparently involves everyone in the organization to create change.

"I believe in "co-leadership", which means that a leader must listen and let herself be guided by priorities from the employees. Transparency is necessary to be a credible leader. Not least today, when the largest group in the labor force are millennials, with greater demands on authenticity and the power to influence their own situation. We must dare to let nonconformists and minorities get a voice to ensure that we find the best ideas. The courage to do so is what distinguishes a comfortable leader from a good leader. Clusjion is developed with that kind of leader's requirements in mind."

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The prize is awarded by the business newspaper Veckans Affärer and has been distributed for over 20 years. The aim of the prize is to highlight the most powerful women in the business community and to create good role models and sources of inspiration with a  focus on gender equality as a profitability and leadership issue.
More information and an interview with Sarah McPhee (in Swedish) can be found here.

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