Satu Elo

Satu Elo

“Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by how where we happen to be born molds our lives. Intuitively I always knew how lucky I was to have been born in Finland, one of the richest and most equal countries in the world. My fascination with the human condition together with an innate need to help and drive for social change has been the guiding principle in my professional career. I have lived in war zones, worked in the Global South with slum dwellers, child laborers, psychiatric prisoners, people with disabilities and rule of law professionals, among others. I have been employed by the Finnish MFA, the EU and different NGOs. What always struck me the most is the inner strength of women, the role they play in their communities and, the transformative nature of love and the sense of belonging. These, I feel, are the best ingredients for sustainable social change. That is why I now choose to work through Sis Ventures – to transform lives, one at a time.”


Sis Ventures | Pamela Spokes

Pamela Spokes

“I have always been fascinated by other cultures and people. In high school I helped out in the ESL classes in my free time so that I could meet those whose families had uprooted their lives and moved to Canada. At university in Canada, Finland, Sweden, and Russia, I focused on gender and politics. From there I forged a career in international higher education, promoting education abroad as a tool for personal and professional expansion which led me to service design. Using design thinking methods and service design to co-create real value and desired experiences. Entrepreneurship has taken me on a journey that I never could have imagined and has called me to combine all my experiences and to serve in a capacity that is valuable to others. Women in transition need services which only they can articulate and I want to help design those with them.”