Anna-Maria Saméus, Volvo Cars, selected as "Female Technician of the Year"
Anna-Maria Saméus, product manager at Volvo Cars, has been selected as Female Technician of the Year 2009. She was given the award for her ability to combine technology and business-mindedness in an international environment, using leadership as a tool. The award is given by defence and security company Saab.
"I'm naturally delighted to receive this award and hope it will serve to inspire other women to work with technology, business and leadership," says Anna-Maria Saméus.
The top prize consists of a study visit to Saab's office in Brussels and the assistance of a mentor from Saab for a year. All applicants are offered a place in network for women.
The jury's citation
A jury consisting of representatives of Saab and employer-branding company Universum give the following reason for their choice of Female Technician of the Year:
"Anna-Maria Saméus embodies the image of a woman with considerable technological capability who works in an international environment using leadership as a tool, close to where the business opportunities are and with a firm focus on the customer. Her dedication and her constant search for answers have helped shape her development and her ability to combine technology with business-mindedness. This is a technological woman we are going to see a lot more of in the future."
Anna-Maria Saméus has worked at Volvo for 14 years. Having recently completed a business concept project for a forthcoming car model, she will now return to her role as product manager with responsibility for integrating technical solutions with market requirements. Anna-Maria Saméus studied industrial economy at the Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg.
Facts about the "Female Technician of the Year" award
The Female Technician of the Year award was created by Saab as part of its drive to stimulate interest in technology and to assist capable women in the technological field. All women employed in the technological field who have been working for a number of years are encouraged to apply.
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Maria Bohlin, Press Officer Volvo Cars, +46 31 596525
Saab's press office, +46 734 180 018
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