Johanna-Mai Riismaa talks on the importance of local community engagement and activity, in order to overcome these global challenges altogether.

About the speaker

For over a decade, Johanna-Mai Riismaa has been passionate about helping teams of volunteers to fulfil their purpose. A creative and enthusiastic go-getter, she loves tackling the unique tasks that come while giving back to the community. Johanna’s top expertise is team spirit, which is shown by her past experience mobilizing teams of over 400 volunteers. Her drive brought her to co-found Zelos, a task delegation app that makes volunteering easier for events and organisations.

When the COVID-19 crisis struck, Johanna decided to pivot her startup towards supporting civic initiatives that have arisen with the pandemic. This resulted in the creation of COVID-help, a software bundle that allows people to launch community helplines within two days. Johanna is currently spending her days working from home, while also engaging in virtual community events regarding volunteering and civic participation.

In our morning talk, we will discuss the importance of local community engagement and activity, in order to overcome these global challenges altogether.

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