Lena Apler has spent more than 16 years at the helm (во главе) of the financial services company Collector AB and has over 30 years in the financial sector
to her credit. She is an undisputed heavyweight in the field. It is, therefore,
no surprise that she led the list of the top 15 women entrepreneurs in 2015, as ranked by Business Week Sweden.
A trailblazer (новатор) in her field, Apler is keenly interested in gender equality and advocates for equal remuneration (равная оплата труда) for women. She works with the NGO Hand in Hand Sweden to help vulnerable women achieve self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. We spoke with Lena ahead of her upcoming appearance at Nordic Business Forum Sweden 2018.