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. In addition to gender related issues, Leila is interested in how the knowledge produced out of academic social research reaches out to other parts of society. 

email: leila.gharavi@hanken.fi

  • Sari Lappi

Co-Coordinator, GODESS Institute


Sari completed her master`s degree in social psychology at the University of Eastern Finland in 2019. Her special interests are well-being at work and burnout. 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 in 2019 she worked 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. In 2020 Sari continues working for WeAll as a project assistant, and she also shares the responsibility of coordination in the GODESS Institute.

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 commissioned into the US Army’s Medical Service Corps where she serves in the social work designation. 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 centers a gendered approach to the entry and exit of female officers from the Finnish Defence 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 is a PhD candidate in Management and Organization at Hanken. In her dissertation, she examines the mechanisms that cause occupational gender segregation, particularly in the context of vocational education. Previously, Tanhua has worked as a gender equality and diversity consultant and conducted several reports about gender equality and diversity. 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. Inkeri’s research interests include gender equality and diversity at work, non-binary gender, gender and technology, intersectionality, and intersection of gender and migration at work.

email: inkeri.tanhua@hanken.fi