Event info 15.8.2019:

Welcome to Future Female afterwork with New Things Co & Talented:

Diversity and Inclusion in Tech on Thu 15.8.2019


What does diversity and inclusion mean? Why can't one exist without the other? Join the discussion at Future Female afterwork event hosted by New Things Co and Talented.

Agenda for the evening:

17:30-18:00 Registrations & refreshments
18:00-18:10 Welcome words by Future Female & New Things Co
18:10-18:25 Teemu Tiilikainen from Talented: Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment
18:25-18:45 Katja Toropainen from Inklusiiv: Why we have a diversity and inclusion deficit in technology and what to do about it
18:45-19:45 Inclusiveness Workshop. A practical example of an effort Futurice makes to improve inclusiveness in the onboarding stage of a new employee’s journey. The workshop is facilitated by Futurice.
19:45 Sauna, grill food, drinks & networking 
21:00 End of official afterwork (feel free to stay longer if you wish)


Where: Lönnrotinkatu 20, 00120 Helsinki

Be fast: There are only 40 seats available for this event and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are free of charge. If you register but your plans change, please cancel your ticket in advance so we can offer your seat to people on the waiting list.

Please note that we will charge €20 as a no-show-fee if you don’t cancel your ticket 24 hours before the event.


About our speakers

Katja Toropainen 

Katja Toropainen is founder of an inclusion movement Inklusiiv. For the past two years, Katja was in the leadership team of a startup and technology event Slush. She was in charge of content, program and speakers, following closely the global technology industry and spending a lot of time in Silicon Valley. Last year, she was recognized as one of the 100 most impactful and influential figures in the Nordic startup and technology scene by the Nordic Web. 

Heidi Pech

Heidi Pech works with employer branding and talent acquisition at Futurice. She has also become immersed in diversity & inclusion topic recently and is part of Futurice’s Equity Workforce. Heidi has 15 years of experience in HR from various industries and countries. She believes in inspiration, authenticity and empathy.

About New Things Co

New Things Co is a fresh digital consultancy founded in 2017 in cooperation with Reaktor. We make digital products and experiment with new things. https://www.newthings.co/

About Talented

Talented is the Talent Agency for experienced developers and members of software development teams. With us, you can explore over 140 top-tier companies’ work opportunities in Finland and across the globe. We’ll connect you with the opportunities that match your personal interests, criteria and career ambitions the best. https://talented.fi/ 

About Future Female

Future Female is a network of like-minded women, who are inspired by new ideas and the world of digital opportunities -- women, who are driven and passionate about things both in their business as well as private life. It is for women who work, use or are interested in technology in its various forms. Future Female is a platform for women to mentor, share, learn, connect, contribute and enable the next generation of excellence via informal and interactive get-togethers, workshops and seminars.

Future Female was born out of inspiring conversations by women with different backgrounds in technology, online media and ICT communications in Helsinki and abroad throughout 2010. Future Female registered association was founded in December 2017. https://www.futurefemale.com/