Annika Ojala (she/her) is an international human rights advocate, public speaker and expert on gender equality, LGBTIQ+ rights and inclusive leadership in the digital world.
Annika currently works as a Rights & Democracy Campaigner for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.
Prior to working at the European Parliament, Annika worked for the Green Party in Finland, where she co-created three highly successful electoral campaigns, which contributed to the historical rise of women to leadership positions in Finnish government.
Annika has contributed to numerous projects to support of women’s* leadership and inclusion globally. She has consulted with the OSCE, European Women’s Lobby, Google, and others to co-create transformative solutions to build inclusive and equal communities.
Annika contributes to national and international political strategies and campaigns, facilitates training sessions, and supports various grassroots activities for social change.
Her theory of change is rooted in green sustainable action, interlinking the promotion of human rights to the creation of ecologically sustainable communities.
Born in Helsinki, Annika now lives in Brussels after years lived in Johannesburg and Paris.