We’re the Inklusiiv Team! 

DEI work is no walk in the park. It requires motivated and bright people, and we think ours are some of the best.

We’re a passionate, empathetic, and diverse bunch, with 30+ years of combined expertise in DEI. We truly enjoy what we do and the people we work with. Everyone in our team brings a unique area of expertise, enabling our holistic and strategic approach to DEI work. Striving for impact is at the very heart of what we do and why.

Katja Toropainen is the founder & CEO at Inklusiiv, where she supports business leaders, investors and tech companies in advancing DEI. Katja has over 7 years of leadership experience in international working environments, and over 5 years of experience driving DEI change in organizations. .
Katja Toropainen (she/her)
Founder & CEO
Julia Hämäläinen is the COO and a DEI Consultant at Inklusiiv. She has experience in strategic and operational roles in supporting business growth, scaling teams, and building engaging culture in global organizations. Julia is passionate about inclusive leadership, employee engagement, and people operations. At Inklusiiv, she consults companies on how to build better businesses by building inclusive cultures.
Julia Hämäläinen (she/her)
COO & DEI Consultant
Yesmith Sánchez is a Senior DEI Consultant at Inklusiiv with over 20 years of experience in business strategy. She helps companies create D&I 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 a seasoned marketing and communications professional with over 8 years of experience. With a deep understanding of the importance of storytelling, accessibility, inclusive communications, and value-based content, Nea has honed her expertise as a DEI expert and public speaker.
Nea Höynälä (she/her)
Head of Marketing & DEI Consultant
Aparna is an accomplished DEI specialist 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 Specialist
Maria Ristimäki is a Research & Insights Manager at Inklusiiv, where she helps organizations to improve their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts through data-driven insights. Maria is passionate about creating inclusive societies and organizations and has a vast knowledge of political inclusion and exclusion, as well as experience in international affairs, conflict resolution, and mediation.
Maria Ristimäki (she/her)
Research Manager & DEI Consultant
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
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 Coordinator
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Iida Nalli is a seasoned DEI consultant at Inklusiiv, with 7-years of experience in consulting, research, insights, and communications. Her core strengths lie in the fields of DEI measurement and inclusive communication strategies.
Iida Nalli (she/her)
DEI Consultant

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We’re always looking for new people to join us, but we’re not just after people to fill a role. We want people who are passionate about driving DEI change and who’ll help us make an even bigger impact. If that’s you, check out our career pages for everything you need to know about working at Inklusiiv. 

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