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Thought Leader’s Talk by Katja Toropainen

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The need to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and its value as a strategic tool have been recognized by the world’s leading businesses. When we build diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations everyone benefits: Organizations thrive and grow, teams perform better and the well-being of individuals increases.

Now DEI is picking up in organizations in the same way it happened to sustainability and impact topics. DEI is becoming more strongly integrated into the business agenda of leaders, yet we’re still early on in this journey of awareness and action.

Inklusiiv was founded to help with this common challenge faced by leaders: How to stay up-to-date with DEI knowledge and how to advance it in companies? The mission of Inklusiiv is to make DEI knowledge available to everyone, support organizations in transforming it into action and foster a more diverse and inclusive working life.

Katja Toropainen is the founder of Inklusiiv and an award-winning public speaker, writer and columnist. Prior to Inklusiiv, Katja was the Chief Program Curator at Slush and she holds a Master’s Degree from Aalto University School of Business.

In her talk, Katja will tell the founding story of Inklusiiv, open up the topics of DEI and share what those mean for businesses that have ambitions to grow and thrive.

𝘛𝘓𝘛 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘬𝘦𝘺𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘈𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘰 𝘝𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥.