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Executive Development and Mentoring Program

for senior female managers

The aim is that the participants will advance to a higher management position within their company.

Ruter Dam was founded 35 years ago and more than 1400 female managers have undergone the one-year Executive Development and Mentoring Program, many of which are holding high positions in Swedish business today. The program is unique and has a great business focus. Through mentorship, networking and the development of personal leadership, participants will become ready to take the next step in their careers.

The nomination for Ruter Dam 2023 in now closed, please contact Marika Lundsten for questions.

Program content

Seminars in 6 modules (20 days)

Overall topics:

Module 1: Broadened knowledge and insight in Swedish business, Personal leadership

Module 2: Digital transformation, innovation and strategic leadership

Module 3: Power structures

Module 4: Crisis management and taking the lead in difficult situations, Board work

Module 5: Global outlook - threats and opportunities

Business network

A strong business network is the basis for coping with ups and downs during your career. Ruter Dam acknowledge the great importance of creating a strong, trusting network. After the Ruter Dam year, participants are offered membership in Ruter Dam's extended Business Network, only available for those who attended Ruter Dam. This professional network with a focus on "business" carries out about 40 activities a year digitally and in different locations, such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.  Participants in the Ruter Dam program can participate free of charge in Ruter Dam's business network during the year.


As a participant you will have the opportunity to take advantage of an internal and an external high-level business mentor, who will challenge you to take the next step in your career within your company.

Ruter Dam is aimed at career-minded female managers. Line managers with p&l responsibility have priority. Ruter Dam is responsible for creating a dynamic group with mutual exchange between the participants. The number of participants is limited. The application is made through nomination via Group Management / HR.

The seminars are conducted in Swedish.

Dates 2023:

Start-up: January

Module 1: February

Module 2: March

Module 3: May

Module 4: September

Module 5: November

The seminars will be held at a conference venue. Mandatory overnight stay.


Apply by using the link at the top of this page. Deadline for application is 16 June 2022.


Please contact Marika Lundsten ( if you would like further information!

Quotes from former participants and mentors


My expectations are not always met, but the did Ruter Dam's program really did. Through Ruter Dam I have received a personal seal of quality. The network is invaluable for career development, access to information and for making good decisions. I can easliy reach out to any specific person, thanks to my Ruter Dam network."

Jeanette Jäger, CEO Enento, Ruter Dam 2013

Jeanette Jäger,
CEO Enento
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I am happy to have the chance to be a mentor in Ruter Dam. It's a bit like we have a "safe zone" where we discuss issues more openly, freely and from new angles. If I somehow can use my own experiences to contribute to personal development, I am grateful, in addition, it gives me energy, new approaches and insights into other industries. It's fun and evolving."


Jan-Olof Jacke, CEO Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, External Mentor in Ruter Dam

Jan-Olof Jacke, CEO Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
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