Mitt Liv selected by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship to participate in the Dela Programme

This article originally appeared on Mitt Liv.

Mitt Liv is proud to announce its participation in the Dela Programme, a global accelerator co-created by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship. Supporting selected social entrepreneurs from around the world in their effort to scale up their operations in the most efficient way, the programme has paired Mitt Liv with representatives from Ashokas global network of partners and fellows that will help Mitt Liv make an even bigger impact on the Swedish labour market.

Mitt Liv’s vision is an inclusive society and a labor market that values ​​diversity. To achieve our vision, we work to disrupt the barriers for inclusion that exist in the Swedish labor market today.
Sofia Appelgren, founder of Mitt Liv

The second edition of the Dela programme started in October and Mitt Liv has already begun working closely with leaders from IKEA and its biggest franchisor INGKA, Microsoft philanthropies, Orphoz, a McKinsey company with experience in strategic planning, R&D and business development, and eLearnAfrica, a company with a keen interest in technology, corporate innovation and social impact.

Lenka Prokopec Karlberg, CEO of Mitt Liv, sees a great opportunity in the company’s participation in the programme:

“We are honoured of having been selected for the Dela programme and are looking forward to gaining insight on how we can develop strategically to be able to scale our model and our competence, and change the inhibitory structures preventing the labour market from including minority groups and better meeting the needs of employers.

Mitt Liv, Photo courtesy of Sofia Appelgren

Lenka Prokopec Karlberg continues by affirming that: "The Swedish society and labour market have so much to win from becoming more diverse and inclusive, truly valuing a broad range of perspectives. We know that Mitt Liv can make an even greater impact."

Peter List, global head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at INGKA, shares Lenka’s enthusiasm:

"I am so happy and excited to be part of the Dela programme and even more so to be working together – strengthening and enabling Mitt Liv to scale their impact and in doing so, we can make an even bigger, positive difference on society and ultimately the lives of vulnerable and marginalised people.”

Mitt Liv AB (svb) is a social company that works for an inclusive society and a labour market that values diversity. Read more at

About the Dela Programme - A collaboration between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka & IKEA Social Entrepreneurship have co-created the Dela Programme, a global accelerator that supports leading social entrepreneurs to develop their impact and scaling strategies. In this second edition of the programme, twelve social entrepreneurs will participate and embark on a journey to accelerate their ideas, supported by IKEA co-workers, business leaders, and the social entrepreneurs themselves.