Welcome to our virtual fireside chat with Leyla Bekir, serial entrepreneur from Växjö.
Leyla heads the fast-growing accounting company Ekonova, has built several ventures, and works closely with the entrepreneurship ecosystem through board positions and strategy projects. She is also a Partner and Chairman of the Board for Young Future Workforce.
In this virtual fireside chat we discuss:
1- Leyla's journey as an entrepreneur
2- What makes the ecosystem in Växjö inclusive when it comes to work and entrepreneurship for minorities
3- What support networks exist to help female entrepreneurs and women seeking jobs
4- How to network and find support as an entrepreneur and fight against the odds
5- What’s the role of migrants and women in making Sweden a top global innovator
6- Leyla's advice to upcoming entrepreneurs, job seekers, and professionals who want to move to Växjö to build their dream life
Leyla will be interviewed by Mehkar Sheikh, Director for Startup Grind Växjö, communications specialist, and career educationist.
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Leyla is the Co-Founder and CEO of the accounting firm Ekonova. She has also co-founded Young Future Workforce, a staffing and recruitment company that aims to revolutionize the labor market. Her work is not limited to Sweden. She is also the owner of the Bulgarian Agency for Import and Export Ltd. Being passionate about inclusion and diversity, Leyla is an active supporter of Växjö Pride.
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