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 at Nixu as a Cybersecurity Awareness Business Manager.

I am passionate about new technologies and cybersecurity, currently studying a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity at JAMK

At Future Female, I’m in charge of producing our events, developing our website etc. and I am also leader for our cybersecurity satellite program "Future Female and HelSec Cybersecurity Essentials."

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

Laura ToropainenMember of Development Team

I work in New Things Co, a fresh digital consultancy founded in 2017 with Reaktor, where I handle Recruitment and HR. I am highly passionate about all things Tech and Diversity&Inclusiveness, which is why I sought out to work with Future Female, the mission speaks to me.

I joined Future Female in September 2019 after a year of attending Future Female events religiously and sponsoring two of them at New Things Co. This is truly a community where I feel at home.

At Future Female, I produce events, develop our website and build our Slack Community. If you would like to sponsor an event, suggest a speaker for one of our meetups or collaborate in another way, feel free to get in touch with me.


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.