Hanna Lindquist - Your wallet is your voting power

May 25, 7:30am - 9:00am CEST. Hosted at Göteborgs Konserthus

part of a series on Commitment

About the speaker

The theme this month is ‘Commitment’ and on May 25th we’re really pleased to invite Hanna Lindquist who strives towards creating a world where all people have access to clean energy, to our stage.

We caught up with Hanna to ask her a few questions ahead of her talk on May 25th.

The theme this month is “Commitment”, what does the word mean to you?
“For me commitment is very much about the things we don’t obviously think about as a commitment. We might think we’ve made a commitment when we signed up for a course or promised a friend to help him/her move but every day we make commitments that we might not even think about. And some of those are the important ones because they might be the ones that break bad habits. For me one of the strongest commitments we currently have is our money, because depending on how you choose to save, invest, consume them you will also decide on what kind of world you want.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“This is a tricky one. I constantly get inspired but not necessarily by what people say by what they do. My colleagues are a brilliant example of some of the most inspiring people I’ve met. They are all hard-working, high-achieving but at the same time goofy, without any prestige or need to prove themselves. But if I have to choose one I must say that fail fast, learn faster is one of the best ones because I never really had that mindset before. I was so used to making sure everything was 100% success so there was never any space for failure.”

What super power would you like to have and why?
I think time travelling would be pretty neat. Or just the possibility to travel between places in no time would be amazing. If I could spend the rest of my life doing something it would be to discover the world. Despite what you sometimes might think when you follow the newsfeed the world is still such a beautiful place and there would be a shame to not have seen it all if you had the possibility. Discovering the world and show another side than what is sometimes broadcasted would definitely be on my top list of dream projects. Home for me has always been where I am at the moment, not a specific geographical place.

Read our full interview with Hanna

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