About us

Advancing D&I in working life
 

Founded in 2019, our mission at Inklusiiv is clear: we want to make working life more diverse and inclusive.

In our community, we share knowledge and best practices, conduct research, organize events, and carry out different projects and campaigns on diversity and inclusion. We also collaborate with different organizations to influence decision-making in our society with the goal to make working life more diverse and inclusive.

Inklusiiv calls for action

"It’s amazing to see how awareness regarding the importance of D&I is rising. The next obvious step is taking action and that’s why Inklusiiv exists - to support knowledge sharing with a clear focus on research and organizational best practices. Every day we're excited about the progress taking place and are looking forward to seeing a more diverse and inclusive working life. We are just getting started!" 

- Katja Toropainen
Founder of Inklusiiv

 

What we do

Our community activities consist of two parts:

1) Creating various projects, activities and campaigns that support the making of working life more diverse and inclusive

2) Building a community for organizations and companies that help them learn and implement D&I best practices in workplaces

Examples of Projects

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D&I Challenge for European VCs

Inklusiiv challenged European VC firms to commit to advance D&I in Tech by undergoing unconscious bias trainings.

How our journey got started

 

April 2019
Former Slush Chief Curator Katja Toropainen establishes Inklusiiv and launches a campaign featured in Kauppalehti.

 

May 2019
Inklusiiv is joined by more individual members who together research and discover what needs to be done about D&I in Finland. On behalf of Inklusiiv’s mission, dozens of influential people in the Finnish business life show their support publicly: such as Ilkka Paananen, Jorma Eloranta, Laura Juvonen, and Suldaan Said Ahmed.

 

Aug 2019
Challenging Finnish fast-growing tech companies to report their diversity data. The official registration of  Inklusiiv ry as a non-profit association.

 

Nov 2019
Challenging the VC industry, in cooperation with three leading European venture capital firms (Atomico, Maki.vc, Northzone), to undergo unconscious bias trainings. Inklusiiv was selected to be the Top 10 Diversity & Inclusion initiatives by State of European Tech 2019 amongst projects such as the #MeToo campaign.

 

Dec 2019
Inklusiiv speaks at Slush mainstage and Helsingin Sanomat and Yle publish articles about Inklusiiv. Teknologiateollisuus ry becomes the first to fund Inklusiiv ry with 20,000€.

 

What do we mean by diversity and inclusion?

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people including, but not limited to, those of different gender, race, religion, political opinion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, language, disability or other marginalized aspects contributing to where we come from, who we are and what we look like.

Inclusion is the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success. Inclusion fosters openness, psychological safety and a sense of belonging, welcoming new ideas and making sure that everyone’s voice is being heard. Inclusion creates an environment where psychological safety enables vulnerability and constructive conversation. 

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ON BEHALF

"The students, teachers and researchers of Aalto University come from all over the world, therefore cultural diversity is part of our daily lives and internationality is built into our operations. Diversity enriches our scientific community by giving us different perspectives, it nurtures creativity and helps to challenge prevailing truths. The university is, and it must be, the opposite of one-sided and narrow-minded thinking. I believe in the exchange of ideas, dialogue and diversity across borders."
 

– Ilkka Niemelä

President, Aalto University

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What do we mean by diversity and inclusion?

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people including, but not limited to, those of different gender, race, religion, political opinion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, language, disability or other marginalized aspects contributing to where we come from, who we are and what we look like.

Inclusion is the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success. Inclusion fosters openness, psychological safety and a sense of belonging, welcoming new ideas and making sure that everyone’s voice is being heard. Inclusion creates an environment where psychological safety enables vulnerability and constructive conversation. 

Inklusiiv

A non-profit with a mission to advance diversity and inclusion in working life.

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Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki

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