Kamilla Sultanova

Inspiring everyone to build an inclusive workplace culture

I believe with the right positive attitude, we can all persevere through the harshest of circumstances 

As a speaker and entrepreneur, I offer immersive and impactful experiences, webinars, and online facilitation to engage and activate business and nonprofit professionals towards inclusive leadership, organizational growth, and development. 

My mission is to ignite a collective spirit of inclusion and diversity, engagement, and innovation. With my unique ability to unite individuals across industries and cultural backgrounds, I have empowered countless audiences to volunteer, aspire to become changemakers and create inclusive spaces in their own communities. 

I want to help people care more for each other at work by shaping purpose-driven workplace cultures centered on community and geared towards the future workforce. Crossing cultures and industries, I have helped unlock the untapped potential of social capital for better earning, working, and living in Denmark, Finland, and Uzbekistan.

Despite the exceptional times, I am committed to making every effort in engaging in needed conversations around organizational renewal, finding the right people for the job, and inspiring collective change.

BIO

Global mindset, local community leader and cultural architect

I was born and raised in Karshi, Uzbekistan and have studied and lived in the Nordics for the last 18 years. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Corporate Communication from Aarhus University in Denmark with major in employer branding and diversity management.

I have a background in corporate sales and purchasing, which helped me navigate through the complexity of global trade, in a fast-paced maritime logistics. I also got an opportunity and support from many mentors, be the voice of immigrants and international students, co-found a non-profit for youth empowerment Global Dignity Finland and start 2 youth movements in

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Changemaker for a more meaningful and diverse world

I’m devoted to making an impact with my ideas and inspiring others individually and collectively. Whenever I go on stage, I ask my audience “How can you be a changemaker in your community?” From Finland to Ukraine, from Russia to Uzbekistan and  South Korea, I dare others to live their life fully and step into their greatness both as leaders and as aspiring professionals. Through my work, I unite individuals across various backgrounds to empower countless audiences to make an impact in their field by creating richer, more inclusive, and empowering events and experiences in their communities. In 2019 I took part in Barack Obama’s town hall Europe with 300 other emerging leaders in Europe to discuss the future of leadership. It was a true honor to know changemaking is a mission and impact is both meaningful and valuable. During the last 5 years I have been working alongside World Economic Forum’s young global leaders united in Global dignity NGO including Crown Prince of Norway Haakon, Pekka Himanen, Runa Khan as well as co-founder Tanja Lankia. Lastly the amazing networks of changemakers that work alongside are German Marshall Fund Transatlantic inclusion leaders and founders and European Young Leader network “40 under 40” with Friends of Europe. 

Building a new workplace culture

We live in a fast-paced world and our networks are pillars of trust but also ivory towers. Navigating cultures and industries, I have learned the hard way to be a minority in my team, to use the back door to get opportunities and adopt an equality mindset – which is at the core of living a full life in the Nordics.

I have found solutions to complex organizational challenges through my role as a change agent. I believe that the future of the work culture is in compassion and connecting through community. Companies need to become better public citizens and bring the human touch  into recruiting and retention by investing and utilizing own social capital.

My values

At the fundament of everything I do is accountability and co-creation, curiosity and ubuntu

We can all learn from each other. Working is so much more fun and rewarding when we turn professional pride into a passion. Through my work in cross-sectoral projects, I got to show how empowerment and inclusion of youth and diverse groups connect to organizational well-being and profit. In other words, bringing in international and diverse talent pays out. In the next 10 years especially post coronavirus pandemic, we will see an increased need for rethinking ways to innovate and grow, to bring systemic change solutions and to make experimentation a new normal. 

More collaborations will be needed in order to co-create viable products, policies, and services and we need to create the space for experimentation and radical solutions. Experimentation requires failure, courage, and trust in the process. I know that from my personal life journey and various experiments in logistics, youth and diversity work. I learned that in order to reach sustainable solutions it’s easier to work as a team in unity rather than alone. The best way to work is the Finnish way: along with patience and pragmatism, I appreciate the humble approach to greatness, which enables everyone to contribute to the process.

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