International Women’s Day: Ebba Burén, HR Coordinator


In celebration of International Women’s Day, today we’re meeting Ebba Burén, HR Coordinator, who is based in Stockholm.

Ebba is the co-chair of the Women in SiriusPoint Network.

What motivated you to become engaged with WISP (Women in SiriusPoint)?
I want to take each opportunity to get to know colleagues across our organization and challenge myself. This seemed like a fantastic opportunity to achieve both and also work to highlight a necessary topic. As a junior staff member, I endeavor to contribute with new perspectives, leading to interesting discussions.

Tell me a bit about your job and what your day-to-day looks like.
My job involves helping and supporting the organization with tasks relating to our people. On a day-to-day basis my job consists of working on HR-related projects such as culture and fit & proper, also supporting my HR colleagues. I also assist the Stockholm office manager with various tasks.

What do you find most enjoyable about your job?
Working in a global organization where I meet and work with colleagues globally daily is cool. I also appreciate that my role is broad, meaning I work on many projects where I learn new things and work with various stakeholders.

Which of our values resonates with you the most, and why?
It must be collaboration. I enjoy working with colleagues from across the organization, as I think it fosters a sense of belonging, leads to stronger relationships, and contributes to a positive culture.

What advice would you give to women who are at the beginning of their careers?
It’s a tricky question for me to answer as I’m still there and figuring it out myself as I go along, but I would say that you should be yourself and believe in yourself (I know it’s easier said than done as I struggle with it every day!!), ask a lot of questions, and always follow your gut.

How did you get into the insurance industry?
I stumbled upon it; this is my first “real” job out of university, and I joined SiriusPoint as an HR trainee.

Who is the most influential woman you know? How does she inspire you?
My mom! She raised me on her own and has always taught me to be independent, stand on my own two feet, and do whatever makes me happy. She cheers me on and is always there to listen.

How do you empower women around you?
I empower the women around me by cheering them on, listening to and relating with what they say. I always feel that sharing and discussing experiences is encouraging as it makes you feel less alone in your thoughts and struggles.

Written by SiriusPoint