In this webinar you will
- Learn why you as a leader need to speak about racism
- Hear how race and racism shapes Finnish work life
- Learn to identify racism in work life
- Get ideas on how to work towards equality and inclusion
The Black Lives Matter movement has lifted race into work life discussions and led corporations worldwide to take an active stance against racism. However, in Finland most companies have still remained silent.
It is important to break this silence. Even though we may not witness similar levels of racist violence as in the United States, the same hurtful dynamics play out in our society every day: in our workplaces, in the streets, and in schools. For the sake of your employees, your business and as a part of your corporate social responsibility, there is an imperative for you as a leader to reflect and take action.
In this webinar you will hear insights from experts on discrimination and black business leaders’ experiences and thoughts about Finnish working life. You will learn to recognize racism and get ideas about what you as an employer, team leader and colleague can do to work against it.
The session is for leaders interested in knowing more about the impact of racism in work life and wanting to take action towards equality and inclusion
Hunderra Assefa is an HR and Recruitment Specialist currently working as Business Director at Medipulssi. He has extensive experience of recruitment and career coaching from both the private and the NGO sectors. Hunderra has also worked as Supervisor of Youth Work for the City of Espoo and served in various committees related to radicalization and Islamophobia and has offered consultancy and training services related to topics such as radicalization, community relations, Islamophobia, polarization and integrative complexity. Hunderra is a founding member of Young Muslims NGO, the largest Muslim youth organization in Finland.
Michaela Moua is project manager at the Ministry of Justice. She is currently managing a European Union funded project against discrimination and harassment. One of the aims of the project is to make non-discrimination and diversity a reality at work. Michaela is also a solution focused brief therapist and specializes on the effects of systemic and cumulative racist trauma on mental health.
Rasheka Scott is a Senior Legal Counsel and the Global IP & Technology Lead at Fondia Oyj. She has over 12 years of experience handling legal matters relating to intellectual property, data protection and immigration for Finnish and international clients. She is a Member of the Board and Audit Committee at UNICEF Finland, the Founder of Black Professionals Finland (a collective for Black professionals working in Finland) and the Co-founder and Mentor of YouWowMe Helsinki (a group for young ladies aged 18-24 years).
Emma Jelley has had 20 years of experience in international business, during which she amongst other things led legal affairs for Google in the UK and Ireland. She has now returned to Finland and works as a leadership coach and advisor, with clients in Finland and abroad. She has a particular interest in enhancing Finland’s international competitiveness, by helping enterprises attract and embrace more diverse talent
Jonna Louvrier is the founder and CEO of Includia Leadership. Includia Leadership is FIBS’ Diversity & Inclusion partner and helps organizations increase and benefit from workforce and customer diversity. Jonna has 15+ years experience of D&I, first as a researcher at Hanken School of Economics and Stanford University, and now as trainer, consultant at writer at Includia.
The event is open for everyone
Miira Kokkonen, +358443673632, fibs(a)fibsry.fi