Maija Typpi-HäkkinenChair 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 original 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-Chair 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 & Member of the Board

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

Entrepreneurial-minded technology professional with extensive experience working in tech, leading product development and tech teams in start-up companies and large corporations. Passionate about working with product companies and developers, and helping them to build cutting-edge products.


Krista PohjanlehtoCo-Founder, Member of the Board

I’m an ‘intrapreneur’ with 10+ years of documented digital business and leadership experience in startup and tech companies. Currently I work as an industry leader at Google. Using my power and network to empower others is my driving force. On my spear time I host a popular podcast Ruuhkavuosirakkautta with mission to bring more positive talk about work/family life to Finland.

Hanna ManninenCo-Founder, Member of the the Board

Internationally driven PR and marketing expert with a background in ICT marketing & PR. CEO of Manninen Art, Branding & Design, owner and gallerist of Galleria MABD.