IWF Workshop on Financial Awareness & Financial Independence for women

Minna Franck, co-founder of Finnwards, started the workshop & explained about how to understand the salary slip and additional benefits that are taxable. She also shared the benefits from Municipalities, KELA, Unemployment funds and Pension funds.

Seema Dastagir, a solution design owner from Kone, continued the workshop on why financial saving is important. She started her segment with power of compounding and explained how people can start saving with by understanding factors such as budget Management, Financial planning and Building the Financial house.

This was followed with Tarun Sharma, a tech and business entrepreneur, where he shared his insights about investor profile & objectives, various investment options and how to start investing. He explained how to discover the investor profile points and to make wise investment goals.

Tarun Sharma further deep dived in to asset classes such as equities, property, bond, cash, commodities and the respective subclasses. He encouraged everyone to start equity savings account and clearly underscored how in Finland within an equity savings account, people can buy and sell stocks without needing to pay tax on the individual sales. The profit from an equity savings account is only taxed when they withdraw money from the account.

The workshop concluded with Q &A where participants raised their concerns and questions regarding Finnish tax system & Investment options in Finland.

The workshop was an online event on May 28, 2021 @ 18.00.

YouTube link of the workshop

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By: Sivaranjini Ramasamy


IWF Workshop on Financial Awareness & Financial Independence for women

Next in IWF WE CARE series : EPISODE 02 on May 28 @18.00

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IWF takes pleasure to introduce our first guest speaker for Workshop on Financial Awareness and Financial Independence for women – MINNA FRANCK

Minna Franck is the co-founder of Finn wards Oy. Their mission is to help internationals thrive in Finland. Minna has long been a student of different cultures both formally through her education and her own lived experience. She has extensive experience in international recruitment, operations management, and HR. Today, she offers training, coaching, and consulting through Finnwards. She also writes a weekly blog about Finland. Most often the topics relate to Finnish working life.

IWF Mentoring


Want to elevate your professional & personal skills? IWF Mentoring 2021is a great opportunity for you to connect with a mentor who can offer you insight, guidance, support and help you navigate the next stage of your career / study.

Make sure to register before MAY 31 through

This programme is open for both women & men.

Following the success of the IWF Mentoring 2020 pilot programme, the IWF Mentoring 2021 is designed to include valuable resources, connections, and programs to help those who are trying to build their careers in Finland.

The IWF Mentoring 2021 plans to join hands with many career experts and external organizations in order to provide comprehensive support and share field-specific expertise to job seekers. The programme invites both Mentees and Mentors to register! This is open for both women and men!

For mentees – Please join to develop your knowledge and networks! Also, utilize the expertise of your mentors to take your professional and personal skills to the next level!

For mentors – Please join us to help many others by sharing your knowledge, experience, and networks! You can make a positive difference in the lives of many others just by being you!

Together we learn. Together we develop. Together we empower. Please join us in this mentoring journey!

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By : Sivaranjini Ramasamy