Work Experience


Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner

2015 – present

Expert to monitor compliance with the Gender Equality Act and the Equal Treatment Act. Survrillance in both the public and private sectors.

National Human Rights and Equality Body


Member of Estonian Parliament

2009 – 2016

Member of the European Union Affairs Committee, Member of the Social Committee, Member of the Cultural Committee. Head of the delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe etc.

National parliament


Member of the board, author, producer at Estonian National Broadcasting and at daughter companies of Yhtyneet Kuvalehdet OY (Suur Eesti Raamatuklubi AS, Ühinenud Ajakirjad AS)

2002 – 2008


Education and Training

Pedagogics, anthropology, history – MA

1987 – 1993

Tartu University

Skills and Competences


Language spoken: Estonian (C2), English (C1), Swedish (C1), Russian (B2), German (B2), French (A1)

Social skills and competences: Teamwork – oriented, very good communication skills. Project management skills both from local and EU projects. Long-term media experience.

Organizational skills and competences: Management level work experience from 1994. Organizational skills from working with very different teams – from arts to EU level, from diplomacy to reorganizing structures.

Additional information


1994 – 2001 Management posts at Tallinn Municipal Government Responsibility areas: youth, education, culture

1999 – 2001 vice-mayor of capital city

Lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Member of the board of Estonian Parents Union (until the position of Commissioner), nominated supporting member of Estonian Union for Child Welfare. Member of the Tallinn English College school board.

Project manager at EU level projects: The Sustainable Historic Arsenal Regeneration Partnership (SHARP)

More Women in European Politics – More Women in 2014

Co-author or author of several educational articles, books, booklets, TV-series.

Expert-trained in language immersion (Innove)

Mother of 5 children.