We’re the Inklusiiv Team! Striving for impact is at the very heart of what our DEI experts do and why.

We leverage over 30+ years of combined expertise in DEI within our team, complemented by in-depth knowledge of functional areas such as HR, communications, business strategy, marketing, and leadership.

We are dedicated to seeing our clients succeed, and our proudest moments come when we witness the positive impact of our work on their organizations.

Katja Toropainen is the founder & CEO at Inklusiiv, where she supports business leaders, investors and tech companies in advancing DEI. Katja has a near decade of leadership experience in international working environments, and over 5 years of experience driving strategic DEI change in organizations.
Katja Toropainen (she/her)
Founder & CEO
Yesmith Sánchez is a Senior DEI Consultant at Inklusiiv with over 20 years of experience in business strategy. She helps companies create DEI strategies and action plans in various functional areas such as leadership, internal communication, and organizational culture. Yesmith's wealth of experience allows her to think strategically about DEI, and stay ahead of emerging trends.
Yesmith Sánchez (she/her)
Head of Consulting & Senior DEI Consultant
Maija is a highly experienced Senior DEI Consultant and certified change management practitioner, with nearly a decade of experience working on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Her expertise lies in leading strategic change management projects to achieve sustainable, inclusive culture change across all levels of an organization.
Maija Koponen (she/her)
Head of Service Development & Senior DEI Consultant
Nea is serving as the Director of Women in Tech Finland and Head of Marketing & Operations at Inklusiiv. With a wealth of experience spanning public speaking, leadership, events and community management, marketing strategy, operational optimization, and stakeholder management, Nea is dedicated to driving inclusion and impact through both brands.
Nea Höynälä (she/her)
Head of Marketing & Operations | Director of Women in Tech Finland
Maria Ristimäki is Head of Operations and Research, leading Inklusiiv’s business operations and research activities on diversity, equity and inclusion. She has worked with global companies and industries to conduct strategic DEI surveys and start data-driven dialogues for creating more inclusive workplaces.
Maria Ristimäki (she/her)
Head of Operations & Research
Nuriiar is an analytical and sociable client and partnership management professional with a passion for DEI and a strong research background. Nuriiar enjoys building strong relationships with clients, and driving business growth through effective communication, customer service, and data-driven insights.
Nuriiar Safarov (he/him)
Clients and Partnerships Manager
Aparna is an accomplished DEI consultant and community manager with a background in educational sciences and economics. Her core expertise lies in anti-racism, allyship, and intersectionality. Aparna's expertise in pedagogy allows her to inspire human-centered change efforts that facilitate individual and collective growth.
Aparna Shakkarwar (she/her)
Community Manager & DEI Consultant
Laura Matero is a DEI Specialist at Inklusiiv, where she helps organisations to build better workplaces where everyone can be themselves and thrive. Laura holds a Master’s degree in Economics with a specialisation in HR, psychology and marketing. She is passionate about social psychology and she uses her expertise to foster inclusive cultures through knowledge sharing and behavioural change.
Laura Matero (she/her)
DEI Specialist
Andrew Mathe is the Operations Coordinator at Inklusiiv, where he manages day-to-day operations and supports the organization's mission to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace in Finland. Andrew holds a Master's in International Business Management. Andrew is passionate about creating positive change in society and constantly seeks out opportunities to steer it in a better direction.
Andrew Mathe (he/him)
Operations Coordinator
Tatiana is a community coordinator at Women in Tech Finland. She has a degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and has recently switched to studying tech, getting her second degree in Electrical Engineering. Tatiana is passionate about DEI, organizing inspiring events and creating impactful content.
Tatiana Pospelova (she/her)
Community Coordinator, Women In Tech Finland

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