Kamilla Sultanova - ExpertHero

Kamilla Sultanova

Keynote speaker, Diversity and Inclusion expert and Mentor

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Key Facts

TEDx speaker

She is known for her TEDx Talk titled “Volunteering: Empowering Others, Empowering Yourself” at Helsinki University.

Cultural architect

Kamilla has helped many companies to boost their company culture and employee well-being and retention.


Kamilla has trained executives, students and educators internationally about the importance of workforce diversity and building social capital.

European Young Leader

Kamilla is named one of the “40 under 40” European Young Leaders.

Award-winning community leader

She is the recipient of the “Women of the Decade in Community leadership” from the Women Economic Forum (India) 2018.

Event host

Kamilla has hosted high-level events in more than 15 different countries and reached over 40 thousand people.

About Kamilla

She – Speaker, Mentor, Cultural architect. Kamilla Sultanova is a vibrant speaker and community builder committed to activating business, NGO and public professionals to people of color to less diverse groups towards civic engagement to reach sustainable growth and harness cultural innovation.

She speaks to and trains executives, students and educators internationally about the importance of workforce diversity, building social capital through volunteering and mentorship and inclusive leadership for better earning, working and living.

She entrepreneur and keynote-speaker running own culturally responsive consulting company ConnectUz in Helsinki, Finland. Born and raised in Karshi, Uzbekistan, I have studied and lived in the Nordics for the last 18 years.


Years in lived Nordics


Countries I’ve spoken in


Amount of people I reached

She will make you feel deeply alive!

She has done and worked on a number of cross-sectoral events and workshops via Global Dignity Finland NGO as well as Sitra lab, Finland’s future laboratory that brings various experts to solve societal wicked challenges.

From dignity-themed storytelling events, to cross-sectoral experiments, Kamilla offers evidence and insights for the need to fundamentally rethink empowerment in policy making in light of digitalization and the rising inequality exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.

Hire Kamilla as a speaker

Kamilla will genuinely connect to your audience to bring collective energy and ownership for diversity & inclusion, organizational change and cross-sectoral collaboration.

Let Kamilla host your online/offline events

She hosts local and international high-level events and goes beyond what is expected and if needed she will engage with an artist group to ignite new working cultures and collaboration, rethink cultural innovation and growth.


See what some of my clients I worked with are saying:

Erja Retzen

Nasdaq (Finland)

Kamilla moderated Dignity in Finance panel debate at Nasdaq – a unique experience for both panelists and participants. Kamilla has facilitated 2-hour panel debate and she has exceptional capabilities engaging a diverse audience in a lively discussion!

Aicha Manai

Finnish entrepreneurs association «Suomen Yrittäjät ry»

An inspiring and thought-provoking speaker who brings her expertise on diversity and inclusion and community building to the forefront. Kamilla knows how to engage an audience and keep them on their toes throughout her presentations. A true pleasure to listen to and learn from!

Jaana Taskinen

Finnish playback theater

We have worked with Kamilla in the contexts of SitraLab workshops in 2019 and the Hanken HIT event that she organised and facilitated in February 2020. She gets our highest recommendations. Kamilla is an amazing facilitator and speaker with outstanding communication skills.

Anni Heikka

Finnish-Swedish cultural center

Kamilla is a great energetic speaker with a broad experience in diversity issues. She will add great value to any program.

Georgina Vincent Wolf

Canada First Work virtual conference

Kamilla is wonderful at sharing new working cultures and collaboration, engaging with community and youth to create innovation and growth! Amazing presentation at the virtual #Futures20 Conference in Canada in 2020.

Marekhi Gvaramadze

Khan Academy, Georgia

One of the best and engaging webinars on social capital and building trust in communities during the pandemic was delivered by Kamilla. We received positive participant feedback long after her webinar.

Akosua Alagaratnam

First work, Canada

Kamilla Sultanova brought different perspective and insight from Finland into Canada’s Workforce Development landscape. It was a pleasure to have her as one of First Work’s Future’s Conference 2020 speakers. Regardless of being half way across the world, Kamilla highlighted our similarities in the challenges of workforce develop-ment and brought us some of Finland’s practices in promoting new working culture, experimentation and collaboration.

Edita Ziomek

European Commission

Kamilla hosted the high-level conference on Innovation during the Finnish EU Presidency. Kamilla moderated a whole day’s discussions with a personal touch, energy and an unshakeable conviction that inclusiveness is key to building a good public policy. With her engaging new discussion formats, I wholeheartedly recommend Kamilla as an inspiring moderator for public policy discussions.

Bobur Muydinov

South Korea business school

Kamilla Sultanova is a very powerful and inspiring speaker, who can bring her expertise on diversity and internationalization, providing a deep insight on the importance of social capital and many other related topics. Undoubtedly, she knows how to engage an audience and keep them focused consistently throughout her presentations. In fact, it was a pleasure to listen to and learn from her. Motivated and inspired!

Heleen Jonge Held

Youth empowerment NGO, Belgium

Kamilla has made a great and coherent story from the #nuori2019 conference. She has guided all of us international guests through the Finnish youth work like the inspirational woman she is. Thank you so much Kamilla, for hosting, welcoming and inspiring us!

Jan Ameri

Arctic Startup, Finland

Kamilla jumped in on short notice and hosted our full day online matchmaking event, she did a great job. If you need a great speaker and host for your event, find her on www.kamillasultanova.com

Don’t be shy. Get in touch

Don’t be shy. Get in touch.