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Ukrainian Women and Business

How to start your own business and be an entrepreneur in Finland
Date 13:30 - 15:30 Fri, 12 May 2023
Place Kansakoulukatu 3, 4th floor, Helsinki - and also on on Zoom
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Are you a Ukrainian woman in Finland or Ukraine? Join this event to learn how to start your own business in Finland!


Ukrainian Women and Business is an event for Ukrainian women who want to start their own business in Finland. All Ukrainian women interested in beginning their own entrepreneurship journey are warmly invited to join this event!

Ukrainian Women and Business will explain how to build a business in the Helsinki capital region in Ukrainian and English, covering the needs of Ukrainian women and the support they can receive.

The event will go over the following topics:

  • the roles of Ukrainian women entrepreneurs, and their needs and experiences, presented by Maryna Saprykina  (Head of the Board of CSR Ukraine, and a founder of Ukrainian Women Entrepreneurs Hub)
  • the first steps in starting an entrepreneurial career, including support and training
  • available services for new entrepreneurs and businesses in the Helsinki capital region
  • stories of female entrepreneurship in Finland and its importance


Event details


Ukrainian Women and Business will be held in English and Ukrainian.

It is a hybrid event and can be freely attended either in person or remotely.


Date: Friday 12 May from 13.30-15.30

Location: Business Helsinki at Kansakoulukatu 3, 4th floor, and also on Zoom

Language: English and Ukrainian

Sign Up: Please register to the event by Tuesday 9 May from here.

Cost: Free of charge for the in-person and online event.


Ukrainian Women and Business is organised by International House Helsinki, Business Helsinki, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, Startup Refugees, CSR Ukraine and Herizon.


Please note:

We will have presentations both in Ukrainian and in English and we will provide an interpretation of the presentations via the Zoom app.

Participants should bring their own smartphones and headphones to listen to the interpretation, both in-person and online.

Please download the Zoom app before the event. We will send the instructions on how to use interpreter via the Zoom app.



13.30 – Welcoming words

13.35 – Opening speech in Ukrainian by Maryna Saprykina, Chair of the CSR Ukraine Board, about what women entrepreneurs need and how the role of women changed during the war

13.55 – Presentation in English on the Women Entrepreneurship Story & the Importance of Entrepreneurship in Finland by Anne Kangas, CEO, Nursing Home Päiväkumpu

14:15 – Presentation of different services in English:

  • International House Helsinki, presented by Juho-Tuomas Järvikangas
  • Business Helsinki, presented by Pia Partanen
  • Ukrainian Women Entrepreneurs Hub – Online Programme by Maryna Saprykina, Head of the Board of CSR Ukraine
  • Herizon, presented by Mari Luukkainen

14.55 – Presentation in Ukrainian from Startup Refugees on how to get started in an entrepreneurial career, involving support & training. Presented by Community Coordinator, Oleksiy Kovalenko

15.15 – Speech in Ukrainian on Female entrepreneurial journey in the times of uncertainty by Daria Sazonova, CEO & Co-founder of LLC (US) , Co-founder of Advicera OY (Finland) , Co-founder of NGO EVOLVE (Ukraine)

15.30 – Closing words & discussion

Ukrainian Women and Business