Team

Maija Typpi-HäkkinenChairwoman of the Board

I work at digital service consultancy Frantic, where I lead our consulting business unit. I’m also actively involved in Women in Tech as our company is one of the yearly sponsors. I entered my career in digital already in the age of “new media” back in 1998.

I found Future Female in 2011 when I was on my first maternity leave and wanted to find my own crowd and professional community to get some balance to the baby year. I’m a humanist at heart (and also from my educational background) and I often call myself an accidental technologist, a perfect term borrowed from Caterina Fake’s interview at Slush 2016.

At Future Female, I’m in charge of co-operations, sponsorships and mentoring so feel free to get in touch if you’re interested in a co-operation with us.

Anu LaitilaVice-Chairwoman of the Board

I am an engineer, who loves all things digital and I am always curious to learn new things. I currently work in marketing.

I am passionate about new technologies and cyber security, which I study at University of Jyväskylä.

At Future Female, I’m in charge of producing our events, developing our website etc.

If you would like to host, sponsor of suggest a speaker for one of our meetups, workshops of after works, feel free to get in touch.

Maarit HalonenPhotographer, Treasurer of the Board

Project manager by day and photographer by night! I work at Buena Creative as a project wizard. It’s part of my passion when I get to organise and make things happen. During the night, well at anytime to be honest, I get more creative when seeing things through my camera’s lens. It’s the other part of my passion, and that’s why I am a freelance photographer at my own firm maaritphotos.

All my energy I get from work out at TFW Helsinki. What keeps me alive is traveling: I always try to have the next flight booked or at least planned. And when all of the above is put together it makes one pretty well organized and passion driven photographer.

 

Helena PirhonenContent Producer

I work at Lexia Attorneys as a Brand Specialist. My background is in technology but I ended up eventually to study design in arctic surroundings to the University of Lapland. My studies in design management and service design lit up my inner fire towards excellent customer experiences both online and offline. At Lexia i joggle with customer understanding, service development and marketing challenges.

On my free time I get my daily dose of good vibes from sailing, yoga and culture adventures. One could say that I have a creative heart and engineer’s mind – but there is a sparkling unicorn steering the wheel.

Annikki LaineFounder, Member of the Board

I'm COO and Founding Team Member at Adtile Technologies, California based technology company. I have 15+ years of experience in building software and overseeing high-level global technology projects, from small startups to large corporations.

My background and interests are in finance, mobile, e-commerce and blockchain technologies. As an ex-developer, my heart is still pumping up when I get to work with talented engineers and scientists every day!

Krista PohjanlehtoCo-Founder, Member of the Board

I’m an intrapreneur with 10+ years of documented digital business and leadership experience in startup and ad tech companies. Currently I work as Growth Director at Nordic Morning, a Finnish State owner data driven marketing and service design company. Delivering superior experience to end customers as well as driving growth and customer love is close to my heart. My other passion is the sharing economy and I’m the Founder of Kinspiring - the market place where families can rent baby gear from each other.

Hanna ManninenCo-Founder, Member of the the Board

I’m internationally driven PR and marketing expert living in Oulu after spending last 15 years travelling the world for business. My background is in ICT marketing & PR. I’m now the CEO of Manninen Art, Branding & Design (MABD) and art gallery owner.