In her talk, Julia talks about how balancing bold leadership with respect for heirloom Swedish handicraft traditions and visions for sustainable manufacturin turned Wetterlings into a strong player on the international axe scene.
At the age of 20, Julia Kalthoff became the CEO of a 135-year-old Swedish axe manufacturing company, Wetterlings, in northern Sweden. Just back from traveling the world, gaining blacksmith skills was on top of Julia’s bucket list. One day in the forge, Julia got the opportunity to temporally step in as manager. This ended up with her running the forge for five years.
Julia Kalthoff on axes: ”I can’t find a better empowerment symbol than axes. Think about it, I helps you start a fire, build a house. Our entire society was build with an axe in our hands!”