Marina is the social sustainability of globalisation influencer, the originator of Sustainable Expatriation™ framework. Marina is on a mission to stop and remediate women's legalised dependency, caused by unsustainable national policies of countries, prohibiting the following expat spouses from work, which cause lifetime dependency of women. Marina is B-economy changemaker, a graduate student of Copenhagen Business School who took her PreSeed start-up to European Commission Investment Portal, shortlisted among the best 35 startups by European Business Angel Summit in 2020.
Before becoming a corporate expat spouse Marina had a successful career from corporate to humanitarian work.
Marina represented Susanne Westerbergs Minnesfonden of Swedish philanthropists, including Charlotte Bonnier, in St. Petersburg, Russia and coordinated all welfare projects of the charitable trust in Russia. In addition to ongoing welfare project coordination, Marina assisted Peder Wallenberg with his private donation in Russia, on-demand helped the First Secretary of Swedish Queen Sylvia charity in St Petersburg and was involved in the organisation of Her Majesty's first welfare visit to St Petersburg together with Swedish Consulate.
When Marina's life partner took on an assignment in Tetra Pak Pakistan, Marina could join him only as a dependent partner with no work permit.
Marina had no other choice as to surrender her career to love and when repatriating to Southern Sweden found herself struggling to recreate career and fit for 15 years.
While in Lahore, Pakistan, Marina volunteered at the Head Office of “SOS Children's Villages” of Pakistan. She helped to create a system of reporting to donors and was travelling to the remote areas for negotiations on behalf of the HQ Management team.
Since 2012 Marina has worked in stress management. In 2016 Marina started “Success Boomerang”, a niched consultancy with the aim of helping following expat spouses to overcome intercultural stress and career challenges. Success Boomerang became a registered expat service provider at SIRVA global relocation in the US.
While assisting expat families from Apple, IBM, IKEA, Tetra Pak, and European Spallation Source and independent immigrants within academic education in Europe, Marina identified all of her clients faced similar challenges.
Marina made several attempts to raise funds in Sweden to create a solution to bring to an end the dependency of expat spouses, yet she was denied all help because expat spouses are considered a privileged sector of the population.
Raising her daughter without a salary or a pension for 15 years as a solopreneur in Sweden, labelled as a privileged person, Marina re-investing all her profit in additional education in sustainable stress management to extended support for expat spouses.
Understanding that stress of spouses is grounded in the absence of tangible integration, Marina studied Business Responsibilities for Human Rights, Human Rights Due Diligence, CSR, Diversity and Inclusion Beyond the Borders from the Global South to Nordics at Copenhagen Business School and tapped into Sustainable Expatriation innovation she started to develop in 2020 made her startup shortlisted for the European Business Angel Summit. Marina's project "Inclusive Economy for Marginalized Mothers" is registered on European Commission Investment Portal EIPP Nr. 20201762 and is open for funding to create all-inclusive ecosystem of support for expats globally and help businesses and governments to connect the dots between social sustainability, integration, diversity and globalization.
Marina started Stitching Sustainable Expatriation Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands, to learn the best practices of successful integration of expats missed in Nordics. Marina leads SEF remotely from Southern Sweden, managing a remote global team of contributors co-creating
Marina stands for the inclusive B-economy for all, primary committing to solve the challenge of legalised dependency of expat spouses and mothers with children under 18 who lost their career and employability due to unsustainable national policies of countries, prohibiting the following expat spouses from work, throwing many women into lifelong dependency and absence of social and legal protection in the global transition.
Helping expats of all genders, a primary start-up focus is on fundraising for addressing COVID-19 challenge for affected expat spouses through the entire circle of expatriation and finding resources to build a global expat safety net, social and professional, addressing inequalities of expat spouses, including home violence for stay at home women in global transition, who fall between all existing support systems of the world and leaved with no access to universal human rights globally in 2021.
Do you want to be a part of our team, Advisory Board and contribute to equality and social sustainability of globalisation?
Do you want to enable inclusive B-economy and advance women empowerment?
If YES, let's Zoom!
You can be anywhere in the world to join us.
We are looking for Executive Advisory Board C-level, elders and Millennials with expat background to strengthen our team in the areas of corporate investment, international law and human rights, national policy making and finance.
The best way is to connect with Marina on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-malmberg/
Thank you, we are looking forward to hear from you!