Every year the Future Board organization selects a Future Board Member of the year out of amazing candidates who have revitalized and developed future board work. We are happy to announce that this year the winner is our CEO & Founder Helene Auramo.
The Future Board Member of the year award acknowledges and recognizes high-quality and forward-thinking board work. Future Board as an organization itself creates and shares their board know-how and develops young professionals into valuable members of the boards of organizations.
“I truly want to thank the jury at Future Board for the award. This is an award that I really appreciate.” -Helene Auramo
Years of experience working on boards and our annual board studies at Prönö have provided insight into what needs to be improved to make better boards going forward. It is still rare to have young professionals and women on boards. I want to encourage professionals who are thinking of working on boards in the future to say it out loud. And maybe start with advisory boards.
On Prönö, we work on creating more diverse boards. Anyone can join our platform for free if you are interested in a board or advisory board position.
Now also feels like a good opportunity to say this for the first time: We are launching an advisory board course next year. Join the waiting list and learn more here.
And if you are with a company looking for diverse experts to join your board, read more here. We have 3000+ professionals already on Prönö.
An award like this is always the result of great collaboration with many people.
I also want to say a big thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way. Thank you also to the people behind Fodelia Oyj, Sijoitusasunnot.com Group, and Luonkos Finland for selecting me for your boards (especially Mikko Tahkola, Henri Neuvonen and Piritta Fors).
Thank you to everyone who has made me a better leader and mentored and sparred me. Thank you to everyone who has believed in me: Peter Vesterbacka, Hjallis Harkimo, Sanna Määttänen, and Catharina Stackelberg to name a few who have pushed me forward in the past.
And thank you to everyone who currently works with me in different ways: Prönö people (Ella, Pasi, Kamil, Kalle, Daria), Christian Berte, Antti Isokangas, Riku Vassinen, Caroline Bondier, Jenni Santalo, Taneli Tikka, my wonderful energy coaches Nina Karlsson & Heli Backman, brilliant entrepreneurs such as Pihka Collection’s Sofia & Roosa, Kukaco’s Melissa, and Green Ray’s Juulia Karjula and all the wonderful people I get to work with such as Anu Ubaud, Anni Erkko and Liisa Paasio. And of course the Podme people Ville, Amy and Henna. Thank you everyone.