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Decade of action: Passed – and upcoming

Published: 2020-06-29 04:13

I have been with Essity for a little more than ten years. I have developed tremendously and equally enjoyed these ten years. I have made so many experiences and so many friends. The decade has been packed with communications experiences; Divestment and M&A communications, large organizational projects, the amazing Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race, numerous branding projects with the rename and rebrand of SCA/Essity as one of many many many highlights. It’s been a decade of action to say the least.

Essity has a space – in people’s minds and on the map and the purpose of “Breaking Barriers to Well-being” is stronger and more relevant than ever. All good things come to an end at it is time to continue to develop myself and for Essity to continue to develop under a different brand leadership. I am proud of what we have accomplished together over the past years and I really look forward to following the continued development – but from an outside-in perspective.

Some of the last years blog highlights and leave behinds:

  1. Never-ever stop talking about menstruation and incontinence. It can make a tremendous difference to an individual or a collective.
  2. The importance of a smile – I am convinced that kindness, consideration and care are true success factors. You need to take time for it.
  3. You are good at what you like and you generally like what you are good at. Find these inspirations.
  4. Feedback is an important way of developing – and it’s a gift to be delivered in shiny paper with beautiful ribbons. When delivered and accepted in a good way the effect is maximized.
  5. Do, delegate, delete – a quick guide of support with it comes to planning and prioritization – conscious breathing will take you a long way as well 😊
  6. In the REAL DECADE OF ACTION – the one towards 2030 and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, we all need to act – we all need to decide what world we want to live in and what world we want to pass on to our children. Food for thought.

I love my job. I have always loved my job. I did it when we worked day and night at Bain & Company, I did it running communications at Sapa, I have done it for the last 10 exciting years at Essity and I am convinced I will do it going forward. Fundamental for this love is a strong and clear company culture and a purpose that I stand behind. My next challenges will be at Autoliv, a company with an equally strong, yet different purpose of “Saving more lives”.

For previous blogs, like the “Four elements of my cosmos”, “The flip side of the coin” or the ones about peace of mind or “the phantom ring of the good” – go to Life at Essity and my previous blogs. For my next chapter and purposeful journey – stay tuned on LinkedIn.

All the best to you!

Gabriella

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VP Corporate Brand Communications

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VP Corporate Brand Communications