Every day is mental health day

2020 has undoubtedly been a year unlike any other – as the coronavirus pandemic has brought unparalleled stress and forced people around the world to adjust their lifestyles and routines, there has been a strong and growing spotlight on mental health. Yesterday, at Spotify, we acknowledged World Mental Health Day. We used the occasion to […]


A Pride season Unlike Any Other

Each year the way Spotify celebrates Pride both internally and externally is a big deal, and I feel so moved as I see so many employees, artists and fans take part as our celebrations move around the world, through all the locations where we have offices, and on our platform. Yet this year is different […]


What it takes to move the needle on Diversity & Inclusion

Three steps to making a difference. Pretty much everyone I meet in my work agrees that diversity and inclusion are important matters. There are many good reasons why it’s necessary: Because we can’t afford to lose out on the talent in the groups that are underrepresented today. Because diverse and inclusive organizations are more innovative […]


Australian LGBTI Awards 2017

“This law is intended to combat discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.” That’s how the Swedish Discrimination Act begins. This law requires all workplaces in Sweden to work towards creating an inclusive work environment. […]




What gives diverse teams the edge?

The business benefits from diversity There’s a lot about diversity and it’s benefits in the news, and an ever increasing body of research which never fails to support the concept that diversity is a good thing for business. A 2015 McKinsey report of 366 public companies found those in the top quartile for diversity in management […]


Social at Spotify – what’s it all about?

Social at Spotify

HR: Social a.k.a. Employee Engagement I often get introduced to either new Spotifiers or those outside of Spotify as head of fun! It’s a very nice introduction and I do have (and encourage others to have) a lot of fun at work, but the job title/description is not exactly accurate! Me and my team have […]



Pay Equality

We are a company that strives to do the right thing. Equal pay for equal work should be a given but it often isn’t. Women are outpacing men on college degrees yet still earn only 79% of what a man earns, and this statistic is often worse for women of color. Spotify signed the equal […]