Inspirational women from the present
Jacqueline Friis Mikkelsen
I’ve been in the modelling business for over 30 years now and have been Chief Executive of Unique Models, one of Copenhagen’s biggest modeling agencies for 14 of them. As a staunch supporter of equal rights for women in business, I also helped set up an ethical charter in collaboration with the Danish Fashion Institute. I see it as as my duty to share my experience and get as many women as possible interested in leadership. Which is why I am very excited about the Eastpak She Wears Tour.
CEO at Unique Models
Unique Models is one of Denmark’s largest and most renowned modelling agencies with around 400 models on the books and 15 employees. Founded 17 years ago and still run by Jacqueline Friis Mikkelsen, this dedicated and highly principled agency has helped create such stars as Freja Beha, Josephine Skriver, and many others.
Ane Egebak & Anne-Mette Nørrevangs
We all came from different academic backgrounds before starting Din Nye Ven together. Now we find ourselves in charge of a variety of daily tasks from brewing coffee and pulling beer to public relations, concept development and tax accounting. We love passing on or experience as independent entrepreneurs and are really looking forward to the She Wears Tour.
Founders of Din Nye Ven
Nothing goes as well with great art and great music like great food. Launched in 2007 by three powerful women, this unique space regularly plays host to anything from alternative poetry slams to intimate concerts, inspiring design and art exhibitions and other cultural events. All served with delicious homemade food, good beer, quality wines and strong coffee.
As CEO of Powerkvinderne, my goal is to inspire women who want to believe in themselves, strengthen their personal impact, fill their life with purpose and be true to themselves. I am currently writing a book about womenomics - the connection between women, market, and economic growth. I leapt at the chance to be a part of the She Wears Tour because I love to dare women to be flawsome: “Totally awesome, but not without flaws"
Talk at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Kunsthal Charlottenborg is one of the largest and most beautiful spaces for contemporary art in Europe, presenting an ambitious program of exhibitions and events including talks, performances, concerts and screenings. This spread of activities is designed to speak to a wide range of audiences in Copenhagen and beyond, making Charlottenborg the main cross-roads for contemporary art in the city.
Hairdresser and business owner
I’ve been in the hairdressing business for over 50 years now, so I guess I have a trick or two to share. These days, I still like to work at my own salon in the heart of Copenhagen as well as manage my own line of quality hair products. I love to share the knowledge and skills I have acquired over the years and conduct regular hairdressing master classes and various shows, lectures and events. Can’t wait for the She Wears Tour to come to Copenhagen!
Talk at Gun Britt
Gun-Britt is more than just a hair salon; it is a Copenhagen institution. Gun-Britt has opened a multitude of salons over her 50 year career and has even developed her own hair products line under the GB by Gun Britt label. Now in her 60s, Gun-Britt is still actively involved and still cuts amazing hair herself from her Salon in the center of town.
Founder of Isangs
I used to work as a human rights attorney, but nowadays defend human rights via a slightly different approach as the founder of the fair trade and organic shop, Isangs Hair & Body. I like to bring my extensive experience in permaculture design, human rights, and social entrepreneurship to the shop, which itself I a product of my passion for product chemistry and sustainable business.
Perfume workshop at Isangs
Isangs Hair & Body sells an impressive array of products, all handmade in Copenhagen from organic, vegan and fair-trade ingredients and sustainable, recyclable packaging. No gimmicks. No unnecessary “trendy” ingredients. Just simple, effective organic products offered at fair prices.
I currently work as an Environmental and Chemical Specialist at Maersk Drilling, helping to improve the environmental performance of offshore oil rigs around the world. I’m originally from Siberia in Russia, and went from washing floors in a sandwich bar to launching a successful career, giving birth to a child, and buying a house and car 3 years later. I believe women have an essential role to play in sustainable business and I’m keen to pass on my experiences on the She Wears Tour.
Talk at Osteria 16
The antipasti bar Osteria 16 is the perfect place to get acquainted with Irina Torres, a 29-year-old single mum who just happens to combine a career as an environmental specialist for a global concern with raising her child and travelling the world. This inspiring individual is passionate about empowering women in business and does so while preserving her own femininity and unique charm.
History of inspirational women in Denmark
The radical feminism movement in Denmark took on the guise of the Redstocking Movement, sparking debate about the roles of men and women in society. The group succeeded in securing greater awareness and support for women’s education and the struggle against domestic violence.
Lene Vestergaard Hau is born, a celebrated physicist who played a leading role in global research in applied physics. She is best known for her involvement in the Harvard University team that succeeded in slowing and eventually stopping a beam of light in 2001.
Women get the right to vote
Matilde Bajer founds the Danish Women’s Peace Association after already creating waves with the Danish Women’s Society. Founded in 1871, the latter is the oldest women’s association in the world!
The first International Women's Day.
Bloggers that attended the Eastpak She Wears Tour in Copenhagen
Amalie Fischer Cover
Marie Jersild Viltoft
Amira Høg Daimar