It’s important for me to do my part in building a more sustainable future. I try to make smart personal life choices which includes the choice of working at Upright Project where our mission is to incentivize companies optimize their net impact.
I am obsessed with making life easier and more fun through lean processes, systems and ways of collaboration. I luckily get to do this both at work and in my private life. Me and my husband Tommi share our best inventions in our Lean Life blog and 10 episodes of Lean Life podcast. My dream would be to have a successful side hustle as Finland’s version of Marie Kondo 😉
Equality has always been an important value for me. In 2012 I founded Aalto Women in Business network for young ambitious women and in our Lean Life blog we also write about different ways to build an equal partnership. I enjoy mentoring and talking about these topics in public. Lately my thinking has shifted more towards wider social inequality and I hope to find new ways to contribute.
As a strong extrovert I love getting to know new people and also connecting people to each other. I love to network and build communities both in the work context as well as in my free time. As a small side project I created a webpage for all the families with kids in my neighborhood. I also love to organize social gatherings.
Curiosity has been a key driver in many of my most important life choices. It has not only led me to live in several countries but also to make bold career moves based on what I wanted to learn next. Currently I am very curious of the whole sustainability field that I work in and how AI and ChatGPT are going to massively change the role of humans.
Foreign cultures & languages
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved learning new languages & exploring different cultures. I grew up in Helsinki, Finland but have lived in Mexico, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Germany (twice) and tried to take the best parts of each culture with me. I love learning new languages (especially slang!) and speak 5 fluently.