GODESS Institute Secretariat

The Secretariat of the GODESS Institute consists of the following members
  • Leila Gharavi

Co-Coordinator, GODESS Institute


Leila Gharavi has a B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, and a M.Sc. degree in Digital Communication Systems and Technology from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. She has 12+ years of experience in research and development in the tech sector, 10 years of which has been with Nokia Research Center in Finland.

Following a B.A. degree in Sport Management from Haage-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland, and ever since 2011 Leila has been studying and following gender-related issues. She has 6+ years of experience in diversity and inclusion, with International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG), with various NGO's, and in the start-up scene around the Capital area in Finland. Leila is mostly interested in how the knowledge produced out of social research reaches out to other parts of society. 

email: leila.gharavi@hanken.fi

  • Sari Lappi

Co-Coordinator, GODESS Institute


Sari Lappi is completing her master`s degree at the University of Eastern Finland. Her major is social psychology, special interests in burnout and coping at work. During her studies, Sari has been working as a project assistant in a research project, Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life (WeAll), funded by the Strategic Research Council, Academy of
Finland, and now she is working for WeAll spinoff Sustainable working life and coping at work in times of large-scale institutional changes in social and health sectors, funded by the Foundation for Economic Education.


email: sari.lappi@hanken.fi

  • Carolyn Kehn

Co-Coordinator, GODESS Institute

carolyn_kehn.jpgCarolyn Kehn received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in May 2018. At the same time, she received her commission into the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Corps officer. As a Fulbright fellow Carolyn is currently studying for her Master of Social Science at the University of Helsinki in the Contemporary Societies program. Her thesis involves the identity construction and work-life balance of female officers in the Finnish Defense Forces. Carolyn is also more broadly interested in studying social belonging and the competing roles of the state and organizations in producing this cohesion for all people, but especially marginalized demographics.

email: carolyn.kehn@hanken.fi 


Co-Coordinator, GODESS Institute

PhD Student, Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics

Inkeri Tanhua began her PhD studies at Hanken in 2016. She is researching how intersectional gender segregation happens in educational institutions.

Tanhua is also an experienced gender equality and diversity specialist. She has consulted public and private sector organizations and projects in gender equality and diversity since 2006. Her earlier educational qualifications include M.S.Sc. with a major in gender studies from Linköping University and M.Sc. (Econ.) from Turku School of Economics.

email: inkeri.tanhua@hanken.fi




Member of Secretariat


Affiliated Researcher, Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics

As well as an affiliated researcher, Jonna is an entrepreneur, trainer and consultant at Includia Leadership
Jonna’s  research interests focus on diversity and inclusion, ontologies of difference and equality work. Her empirical work has been carried out in Finland, France and the Silicon Valley. She gained her PhD in 2013 at Hanken School of Economics. Between 2014 and 2016 she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.

email: jonna.louvrier@hanken.fi

  • Shabnam Shaikh

shabnam_jyvaskyla.jpgMember of Secretariat

PhD Student, School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä

Shabnam Shaikh is a PhD student in ‘Leadership and Management.’ Before joining her PhD program in 2018, she completed her Master's degree in ‘Educational Leadership’ at the University of Jyväskylä.

Her research interests mainly fall in the broader area of Collaborative leadership and workforce diversity. In her dissertation research, Shaikh intends to examine the concept of collaborative leadership appropriateness, as well as constraints in diverse workforce organisations. She is using the narrative case-study research approach. For her article-based dissertation, Ms. Shaikh is planning to conduct the narrative interviews from the middle and higher management staff members who are working in the Institutions of Higher Education/Universities located in developing, emerging, and developed countries. Ms. Shaikh has over seven years of working experience as a ‘lecturer’ and she relishes working with those from different cultures and enjoys team efforts.

email: shabnam.a.shaikh@student.jyu.fi


Member of Secretariat

Post Doctoral Researcher, Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics

Dr. Annamari Tuori defended her thesis “Doing Intersectional Identity Work: Social Categories, Inequalities and Silences” in 2014.

She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in a research project, Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life (WeAll), funded by the Strategic Research Council, Academy of Finland.

Her research interests include work-related identities, inequalities, intersectionality and silence in organizations

email: annamari.tuori@hanken.fi