New diversity and inclusion expert Silja Oja

We are delighted to welcome a new member of the Estonian Human Rights Center team – Silja Oja joined us in the second half of January, and she will organise activities in the field of diversity, including coordinating the Estonian Diversity Charter and Diversity Day celebrations.

Silja Oja. Photo Jake Farra.

For the past 12 years, Silja worked for Best Marketing, Estonia’s only site to promote and report on important topics and new trends in marketing. In Best Marketing, her stories often reflected the topics of diversity, human rights and equality and now she has an opportunity to contribute even more to improving and promoting these fields in Estonia.

Silja herself explains: “My mission as an expert in the field of diversity and inclusion at the Estonian Human Rights Centre is to make Estonian employers and society more tolerant of differences among humans – both physical, age-related, sexual, national, racial and religious. I would like to discuss what diversity is good for. Is it important in order to be a good citizen, is it just fashionable or does it give you something extra in terms of business? Does a diverse team deliver better results? How does an an open, tolerant, non-discriminatory image help employer branding?”

We are excited and warmly welcome Silja to our team!

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