Catching up from last week, Princess Sofia was in Bastad on Thursday, August 4, for Industry Day in connection with Project Playground.
Project Playground has partnered with Gränslösa Möten for “a long-term cooperation with a focus on interaction through new appointments”. Gränslösa Möten “creates growth and development by offering interesting venues and performance models for people with different backgrounds, experiences and skills” and Project Playground is looking to help vulnerable children and young people in Sweden and South Africa by offering them networking opportunities, I think. I’m not quite sure what this partnership is actually going to do since the press release wasn’t super specific, but I’ll chalk that up to language barriers and Google Translate’s sometimes wonky translations.
Anyway, that partnership brought Sofia to Gränslösa Möten’s Industry Day which marked the start of the partnership. Sofia attended the seminar called ‘A Sustainable Tomorrow’ moderated by Kattis Ahlström with speakers Fredrik Reinfeldt (former Prime Minister of Sweden) and John Hope Bryant (American financial literacy entrepreneur and businessman who served on several financial advisory boards to multiple US Presidents).
Sofia joined the panel on stage. Sofia spoke with Expressen after the seminar (translated via Google Translate):
On the seminar: “It is extremely inspiring, we’ve just listened to two very inspiring speaker. Fredrik Reinfeldt and John Hope Bryant, who has inspired me anyway. I hope they have inspired all the other 300 in this room, which will do good in the community.”
On what Project Playground hopes to contribute: “What we do every day: to see people try to work for a society where individuals have self-esteem and a desire to contribute to himself and everyone else. The key is a good example and to work with people and lift them to actually see their own value.”
If you can understand Swedish, here’s the video of Sofia’s interview:
In the evening, there was a dinner where they auctioned off paintings by artist Ebba Kristina with the proceeds going toward Project Playground. The dinner raised 750,000 SEK.
For the day events, Sofia wore a Hugo Boss top, black pants, and black pumps. For the evening dinner, Sofia wore a Diane von Furstenberg “Cynthia” Cosmic Cobalt Long Sleeve Jumpsuit and her Georg Jensen Dew Drop Earrings.
I really like that Sofia isn’t afraid to wear pants to her engagements, and I really like the blue jumpsuit.
Photos: Kungahuset.se / Gränslösa Möten Facebook