2010 Future Female Leader Award Goes to Volvo Trucks Manager

Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo announced one of its young female managers has been presented with the 2010 Future Female Leader award at a gala in Stockholm yesterday. Salomeh Tafazoli received the award from Ledarna, the Swedish Organization for Managers, and the careers network Shortcut.

Tafazoli ranked first among the 75 top-ranking female leaders under 36 years of age, after last year she managed to clinch only the fourth place.

"Salomeh Tafazoli is the very epitome of a modern leader who with considerable determination ensures that everything and everyone around her undergoes constant development: results, processes and people and, not least, her own leadership. With clear communication, dignity and a humorous glint in her eye she brings on board both co-workers and managers and succeeds in driving projects where others have failed," the jury stated.

Tafazoli, now aged 33, joined Volvo Trucks three years ago, and now holds the Truck Sales Process and Logistics Development Manager position.

"With my strong, determined and ambitious mother as my foremost role model, I have never regarded my immigrant background as an obstacle, but rather as an inspiring opportunity. I believe in the positive kinetic energy of integration. I can represent the best of two worlds," Salomeh said.

"Volvo Trucks is an exciting company that offers considerable development opportunities. I have always received the advice and the support I needed to help me develop my leadership skills. That support is vital when faced with new tasks and challenges together with new co-workers," she added.
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