Katja is the founder of Inklusiiv, a non-profit with a mission to advance diversity and inclusion in working life. Katja is also Atomico Angel Program 2020 Alumn and selected to continue angel investing as part of the program in 2021, award-winning public speaker, writer and columnist.
Prior to Inklusiiv, Katja was the Chief Curator in the leadership team at Slush, European startup and tech event. She was in charge of the content curation, program coordination and speaker operations for the event with 20,000+ attendees. In her role she followed closely global startup, technology and venture capital trends across Europe and the US and was active in startup networks in the San Francisco Bay Area, London and in the Nordics. Before Slush, Katja has worked in management consulting and financial services. Katja holds a Master’s Degree from Aalto University School of Business and has also completed studies in the fields of engineering and arts at Aalto University.
Katja is member of the Sustainability Advisory Board at S-Group (SOK), Finland’s largest retailer. Katja has been recognized as one of the 100 most impactful and influential figures in the Nordic startup and technology scene in 2018 by the Nordic Web. In both 2019 and 2020, she was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in IT in Finland by Tivi.
Katja is passionate about more inclusive technology and finance and cares about human rights and inclusion and diversity in tech.