The Empower Wednesday program is designed for international talents in Turku. The aim is to support them in their integration process and to provide key information for helping them find their path to working life in Finland.

Following the success of the first program in 2020, the organizers decided to combine their forces again for the Empower Wednesday 2021 Spring Edition.

All events will be held online and in English.

We welcome all international talents wishing to know more about topics such as Finnish working culture, starting your own business and tips for job-seeking. We also offer networking, peer support and inspirational success stories.

Events are free of charge, but registration for each individual event is required to get the link to the meeting.. You can either attend all the sessions or pick and choose the ones you are most interested in.




4 – 5pm

Intro & Get together

Welcome to Empower Wednesday! We will introduce the program and the actors in the opening session.

We have a special guest, Elina Rantanen, the Chairperson of Turku City Council, who will give us her greetings.

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4 – 5pm
Boost your Startup!

Are you interested in startup life?

Boost Turku is an entrepreneurship society that has been inspiring the growth-minded young students and entrepreneurs in Turku since 2009. Ekaterina, one of the Board members for 2021, will tell you about the programs of the society – Elevate, Startup Marathon and Startup Journey, about our great community.

Ekaterina Berdysheva
Boost Turku

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IWWoF & Talent Turku

4 – 5.30 pm

Do’s and Don’ts in Your Corporate Application

Sending a lot of applications to corporates without any positive feedback?
Caroline, Process Development Director at KONE, will tell us some tips on how to approach corporates from the company perspective.

Caroline Bondier
Chaire person, International Working Women of Finland

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IWWoF & Talent Turku
4 – 6 pm
Pitch Yourself to Employers

Feeling lost in the world of post-COVID job interviews? Wondering how to authentically differentiate yourself in the sea of applicants without looking like a try-hard? Tarek will assist you in bringing out your best side by storytelling for potential employers. In this exclusive 40-person interactive workshop, Tarek will share with you his tried and tested 5-step method to help you ace your next job interview — regardless of the circumstances!

Tarek Omran
Founder, Science Pitchers

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Talent Turku
LinkedIn Clinic: How to Boost Your Online Presence

How do I improve my LinkedIn profile to attract more professional attention?
In this webinar we will share tips how to make your profile professional and up-to-date.

Paula Viitanen
Content Specialist and Coach, LM Someco

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4 – 5 pm
Unemployed? Student?
Let’s Tackle the Finnish Bureaucracy

Unemployed? Student? Entrepreneur? Finnish bureaucracy, as in any country, can be perplex and complicated but not if you have help from the inside!
In this webinar you will find where to find the right information.

Narges Mahdi

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3 – 4 pm

“Hidden Jobs” & How to Find Them

Almost 80% of jobs in Finland are not openly advertised. So how can you find them? In this session you will get tips where you may find them and what employers are looking for.

Veronika Redin

4 – 5 pm
Services in English for Immigrants
Find the help you need!

Did you know that many services for immigrants are provided in English? So stress no more and find out what services City of Turku’s Infotori offers and how to reach them.

Marina Mgvdeladze

4 – 5.30 pm
Rount Table with Companies  IWWoF,
Talent Turku
4 – 5 pm
What is the Right Salary for a Job?
Tips and Regulations

Am I getting paid properly for my job? Is there a salary gap for international talents to be filled?
Minna will tell us more about the situation in the country!

Minna Frank
Founder, Finnwards


2 – 4 pm

What is “Light Entrepreneurship?” TEMPO
4 – 5 pm
Power of Netoworking – How to Do It Correctly

Networking the key of success in Finland: Yes, I have heard that.
Let’s find out why it is so important and how to do it correctly

Aide Tonts
Founder and CEO, T’Aide Living

4 – 5 pm
Build Your Community: Find Job and Friends!

To wrap up the Empower Wednsaday 2021 edition, in the final meeting Camilla tells us the importance of building our own community and to be proactive, which we have been doing through the program!

Kamilla Sultanova

IWWoF & Talent Turku

The program is subject to change.


Updates of each session and registration link will be published on this page.
You can also follow the Facebook page fb.me/empowerwednesday for the updates.

We look forward to meeting you on the program!


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Last modified: 5.3.2021