About us

Advancing D&I in working life

Founded in 2019, our mission at Inklusiiv is clear: we want everyone to have access to the best diversity and inclusion knowledge and practices.

We are building a global community bringing together individuals, companies, organizations, experts, decision-makers, and media. 

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

In our community, we share knowledge and best practices, conduct research and organize events about 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.

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

Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki

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