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June 25, 2023

Herizon Founder Mari Luukkainen has been named the Diversity Role Model of the Year

Herizon Founder Mari Luukkainen has been named the Diversity Role Model of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Mari Luukkainen, the founder of Herizon, has been named the Diversity Role Model of the Year at the prestigious Nordic Startup Awards 2023. This remarkable achievement comes on the heels of her previous win as Investor of the Year at the Nordic Women in Tech Awards 2022. Mari's inspiring journey and relentless commitment to diversity and innovation have solidified her as a trailblazer in the tech industry.

Mari Luukkainen has long been a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. With the founding of Herizon, a non-profit focusing on growth hacking and LinkedIn training of international talent inĀ Nordics, she has continued to break down barriers and challenge the status quo. Through Herizon, Mari has provided a platform for underrepresented voices and created an inclusive environment where diverse talents can thrive.

Nordic Startup Awards 2023

The Nordic Startup Awards, one of the most esteemed events in the regional startup ecosystem, recognizes outstanding achievements and celebrates the innovative spirit of entrepreneurs across the Nordic region. Mari's accolade as Diversity Role Model of the Year is a testament to her remarkable leadership, vision, and relentless pursuit of a more inclusive tech industry.

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Investor of the Year, Nordic Women in Tech Awards 2022

Mari Luukkainen's journey to success began with her recognition as Investor of the Year at the Nordic Women in Tech Awards 2022. This prestigious honor highlighted her ability to identify and invest in promising startups, particularly those founded by women. Her visionary investment strategies have not only fueled Herizon's growth but have also provided a platform for numerous talented entrepreneurs to make their mark in the tech world.

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Impact and Future Endeavors

Mari's efforts and contributions to the tech industry have had a profound impact on the startup ecosystem and beyond. Her pursuit of gender equality, diversity, and inclusion has inspired countless individuals and organizations to reevaluate their practices and strive for a more equitable future.

Looking ahead, Mari Luukkainen shows no signs of slowing down. With her continued dedication to driving positive change, we can expect her to be at the forefront of groundbreaking initiatives and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the tech industry.

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