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Women in Leadership: Frederikke Antonie Schmidt
December 2, 2021 @ 18:00 - 19:30 CET
At HerSpace, we are proud to be part of a collective and necessary effort to be active participants in helping women advance in their social, personal and professional lives. We have designed the Women in Leadership series as a way to amplify the voices, stories and experiences of women. Our featured women speakers have diverse backgrounds, have reached milestones in their careers, and have made an impact in their industry and communities. We all benefit when stories of challenges and wins are shared. We offer their stories, knowledge and insights to help empower you in your own journey.
Women in Leadership is a recurring event that will feature an inspirational female leader every month. If you would like to nominate a woman in your network as a way to honor her work, please reach out so our collection can grow with our community.
We are delighted to announce our upcoming guest of honour
Frederikke Antonie Schmidt
Frederikke Antonie Schmidt has founded Roccamore with a mission to make more women stand strong and take their place in the world.
It all started in 2014 when she decided she wanted to create a product that would make women’s lives better; she would invent a high heel that didn’t feel like torture.
Roccamore shoes are handmade in Italy by some of the world’s best shoemakers, and scientifically validated to relieve 44% of the pressure in your arch, 26% in your forefoot and 19% in your heel.
Frederikke used herself as a baseline for testing and developing the comfort, using the shoes every day and always adjusting the insole for about 2 years, until she finally had the perfect product.
Roccamore wants to make women feel good about standing up for who they are. Since the beginning Frederikke has been including her followers in the designing process, asking them what they want, making them part of the designing process, voting for new products and giving their feedback. She even names all her designs after real women, who are nominated by the people who follow her. Because every woman deserves to have a shoe named after her.
Frederikke also sits on ByFounders Collective, the Board of Representatives for Kolding Design School and as Chairman of the government’s Restart Team for Fashion & Textile.
In-person: 150NOK (includes light refreshments)
This event is co-produced by HerSpace, Diversify and Africa Connect.
Prinsens gate is becoming THE destination for female founders!
As Roccamore just became our neighbours in Prinsens gate, following the conversation at HerSpace we will wander up the street and visit their sparkling new store for a celebratory drink.
We hope you will join us!