We in Games Finland is run by the board, which includes the president and 2–8 other actual members and 0–8 deputies. They are all elected at the elective assembly towards the end of the year.

Every year, half of the board is elected. Board members term is of two years. The term of deputy members is one year. Board members can be re-elected. You can find more information on our rules.

Board 2023

On the 10th of November 2022, a new board was elected.

The board member’s roles for the year 2023 and their terms

Essi Jukkala (2023–2024)
Tarja Porkka-Kontturi (2023–2024)
Vice president, communications
Anna Salomaa (2022–2023)
Elina Sievänen (2023–2024)
Licia Prehn (2022–2023)
Communications, Pride collaboration
Emmi Hattunen (2023–2024)
Events contact person, membership issues
Suvi Latva (2023–2024)
Board member, industry contact person
Paula Jukarainen (2023–2024)
Board member
Erja Taskinen (2023)
Deputy member
Emmi Kärnä (2023)
Deputy member
Milsa Malin (2023)
Deputy member, Helsinki Pre-IGDA gatherings

In addition to the officially elected board, WiGFi also has volunteers working on different projects and topics!

Becoming a board member

Any registered member who is interested in helping to develop WiGFi and can commit to a year of voluntary work is welcomed to apply for a board seat at the elective assembly!

The elective assembly meeting is held in the autumn/early winter and board candidates can announce their candidacy before the meeting. Meeting invitation is sent via email to members, and information about our elective assembly is shared on our social media channel and website.

Women in Games Finland's board
Founding Board Members 2019-2020.

In the back Barbara Leal, Andrea Cozma, Leena Viitanen, Anu Tukeva, Laura Aaltonen, Suvi Kiviniemi, and in the front Emilia Machuca (VP), and Taina Myöhänen (President).

Missing from the picture are Taija Kynkäänniemi, Maureen, Liina Pütsepp and Jenni Ahlapuro.