GODESS Institute Secretariat

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

Co-Coordinator, GODESS Institute

Leila Gharavi

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 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