Past Events

Fri, Nov 20
Online
Bridging Global: Disaster Response 2020
Tiffany Circle of Women Leaders invites IWF Members to join their Disaster Response 2020 event on COVID-19, Hurricanes and Wildfires. The event features Brad J. Kieserman, Vice President Disaster Operations & Logistics, American Red Cross
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Thu, Nov 12
Helsinki
Corona Survival Stories
The year 2020 has challenged us in a multitude of ways, near enough destroying operating environments for certain industries and sectors yet offering opportunities for elegant pivots for others. Join us for an afterwork panel to hear stories of how companies have adapted to these challenges
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Fri, Oct 23
Helsinki
Behind the Scenes: Breakfast at Studio Joanna Laajisto!
We’ll have a peek behind the scenes of our member Joanna Laajisto’s interior design agency and get to know how to stay creative in the challenging commercial design projects
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Thu, Oct 22
Online
Ritu Mehrish: Leader's Block
Published author, former business leader with over 20 years of corporate experience and executive coach Ritu Mehrish will give a talk on 'Leader's Block' (yes, like writer's block!). She will provide a refreshing perspective on leadership and the challenges, dilemmas and blocks that leaders face
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Tue, Oct 20
Online Event
IWF Virtual World Leadership Conference & Gala - Leading in a Disrupted World
Though our world is disrupted, we’re finding new and creative ways to share ideas and learn from one another. IWF's Virtual World Leadership Conference will explore some of the key issues of this turbulent time. We will hear from women with global influence.
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Tue, Jun 16
Online Event
IWF Leading Topics with Dr. Ellen Langer
Dr. Ellen Langer, the Mother of Mindfulness, will discuss about the prevalence of mindlessness and how it creates limits of our own making for our health and well-being.
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Wed, May 13
Online Event
IWF Leading Topics with Priscilla H. Douglas
This coaching was a three-part online session which included themes such as Disrupted Amid the Crisis: Where Are You Now?, Creating a Multifaceted Network and
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Tue, Apr 28
Helsinki
Behind the Scenes: Annual Meeting at restaurant Madonna
The meeting at Miltton will be followed by Behind the Scenes dinner in one of the to-be trendiest Italian restaurants in town, Madonna, which will be opened in March. The restaurateur of Madonna will reveal what it takes to succeed in the restaurant scene in Helsinki
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Mon, Feb 03
Helsinki
Dine Around: Sustainable Food Production
Responsible food production and food safety are in the global market a big challenge. How consumers should act and respond to it? Tuula Honkanen-Buzalski, founding member for IWF Finland, will host a dinner and discussion centered around food safety research and antibiotic resistance problems
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Wed, Jan 22
Helsinki
Impact Investing
An increasing number of investors want to achieve not only returns but also measurable social or environmental benefits. What is impact investing and how does it differ from responsible investing? And what kind of returns can you expect? Pekka Samuelsson from Taaleri will lead the discussion.
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Wed, Nov 27
Helsinki
Christmas Drinks
Danish Ambassador Charlotte Laursen graciously invites IWF members to enjoy Christmas Drinks at her residency. You will meet the Ambassador as well as your peer IWF members and enjoy a brief relaxed moment of Christmas Spirit. Savory and sweet canapés will be served with drinks
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Thu, Nov 07
Helsinki
Exclusive Perfume Night
Harmonia Helsinki will introduce how artisan perfumes differ from regular perfumes and why they have a cult reputation. We will hear about the history, preparation and preservation of artisan fragrances
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Thu, Oct 24
Helsinki
Dine Around: Finding True North Amidst Radical Uncertainty
The evening's backdrop will be the global political and business environment, as well as the climate crisis. How do you keep your focus (and sanity) and create partnerships that will help make a difference? Kristiina Helenius, experienced in diplomacy and transatlantic trade, will host the dinner
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Tue, Aug 27
Aalto University
Sustainability Science and The Clothing Industry
IWF Finland members are warmly welcome to meet the Aalto University team over a discussion on the sustainability science and its impact in the textile and fashion industry. We have a unique opportunity to hear about the Finnish innovation, Ioncell
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Thu, Aug 22
Helsinki
Private Tour at Reitz Museum
We are looking forward to an excellent opportunity to visit and enjoy a private tour at the Reitz Museum. The Reitz Foundation Museum houses art and antique collections from many decades. The collections include some masterpieces of Finnish art history as well as antique Finnish silver
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Wed, Apr 10
Barcelona
World Conference in Barcelona 10.-12.4.19
Meet and mingle with your global peers at the IWF World Leadership Conference!
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Tue, Jan 08
Eduskuntatalo
Behind the Scenes: Parliament House
Deputy Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Tuula Haatainen, will introduce us to the operations of the Parliament. The event will start with a guided tour and end with a discussion with Tuula over coffee. She will introduce us to the work of the parliament and share insights on the upcoming election
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Tue, Nov 27
Helsinki
Christmas Drinks with Ambassador to Denmark
Danish Ambassador Charlotte Laursen graciously invites IWF members to enjoy Christmas Drinks at her residence. You will meet the Ambassador as well as your peer IWF members and enjoy a brief relaxed moment of Christmas Spirit. Savory and sweet canapés will be served with drinks
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Thu, Nov 15
Helsinki
Studio Brand Compass by Boardman
Boardman is inviting IWF Members again to their Studio Brand Compass event. The evening's theme will be "Data & Maine".
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Tue, Nov 13
Helsinki
The Luminary Series: René Carayol
Amcham Finland invites IWF Finland members to their speaker event featuring René Carayol. Former MD and Chairman at bluechip companies and author of popular books SPIKE and Corporate Voodoo, he is now a Professor at Cass Business School and serves as advisor to CEOs and Heads of State
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Tue, Nov 13
Helsinki
Keynote Event with Evon Söderlund
Founder and CEO of Huone Events Hotel, Evon Söderlund will shed light on her path as a woman entrepreneur, how she went from the brink of bankruptcy to growing Huone into an international business.
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Thu, Oct 11
Helsinki
Winning With Your People
What makes successful organizations tick and how is strategy brought home? We will discuss successful HR management in a modern business, led Kerttu Tuomas (former Director of HR at KONE), Eija Hakakari (SVP of People & Culture at Finnair) and Tina Harms (Head of Learning & Development at Roschier)
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Sat, Sep 29
Helsinki
With Partnership Towards a Better World
What happens when a Finnish entity starts a business in a developing country in a way that drives both the society and people forward? World Vision Finland and 8rafiki Oy are going to share with us their inspiring story on sustainable development in developing countries
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Wed, Sep 12
Location is TBD
Artificial Intelligent - 12.9.18
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Thu, Sep 06
Location is TBD
Breakfast with Marimekko - 29.8.17
This special occasion is hosted by CEO Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko who will share her insights on leadership and the internalization of Marimekko, after which there will be an opportunity for shopping at Marimekko store.
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Thu, Jun 07
Helsinki
Summer Afterwork
Join us for a happy hour at CWT to meet and mingle with other IWF members!
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Thu, May 24
Helsinki
Dine Around: Jenni Pääskysaari (in Finnish)
Eräänä tavallisena arki-iltana Jenni Pääskysaaren sydäntä kouraisi kotisohvalla oivallus, joka synnytti ensin kirjan, sitten ilmiön ja myöhemmin kirjasarjan. Olet lämpimästi tervetullut kuulemaan lisää Jennin tarinaa IWF varapuheenjohtaja Annika Jyllilä-Vertigansin kotona
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Tue, May 22
Helsinki
Studio Brand Compass by Boardman (in Finnish)
Boardman kutsuu IWF jäsenet huippusuosittuun Studio Brand Compassiinsa, aiheena Media. Tilaisuuden avaa Brand Compass ohjausryhmän puheenjohtaja, Boardmanin partneri Tarja Pääkkönen ja tilaisuuden moderattorina toimii Tommi Manninen, Kreab Oy:n sisältöjohtaja ja Brand Compass ohjausryhmän jäsen
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Wed, Oct 18
Helsinki
Sarah Hurwitz (2017)
Sarah Hurwitz served as a speechwriter at the White House in 2009-2017.
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