Virpi Liinalaakso

Virpi Liinalaakso

Licentiate of Science (Technology), HR Specialist


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    Artistic and research interests

    I am a passionate researcher and developer of Finnish working life. My core competence is in performance management, with special focus on gender equal pay practices.

    My expertise is based on strong academic experience: I have obtained my licentiate degree from Aalto University School of Science. In my thesis “Play Fair, Pay Fair. A systemic model of pay system -related factors contributing to gender-based pay differences”, I studied which factors affect the gender equality of the organizations' pay systems.

    I have also worked for several years at Aalto University’s Research Program of Rewarding in researching and developing the reward practices of over 50 companies and organisations in Finland. It was typical for me to work on projects that researched and promoted equal pay practices. I have worked on several ESF-funded tripartite research projects aimed at developing equal pay systems and practices in Finland.

    Since then, I have put my theoretical experience into practice and I am currently working in Aalto university Human Resource Services, where I am responsible for coordinating the development of academic career systems.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Licentiate degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

    Award Date: 31 Dec 2019

    Master's degree, Social Sciences, University of Tampere

    Award Date: 15 Feb 2001


    • Academic careers
    • Performance evaluation
    • Human Resource Management
    • Wellbeing
    • Pay system
    • Pay equality
    • Equality
    • Justice


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