Finnish Co-op Expert Marjaana Saarikoski is this Week’s Guest on Everything Co-op


Marjaana Saarikoski, director of Cooperative Affairs and Partnerships at SOK Media (an arm of the Central Finnish Cooperative Society), will appear on Everything Co-op on Thursday, March 22. A weekly exploration of the impact and potential of the cooperative business model, Everything Co-op aims to generate interest in and support for the cooperative movement.

Hosted by Vernon Oakes and conversational in format, the show is streamed live at every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Everything Co-op also airs live in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area on WOL 1450 AM—Radio One’s premiere talk radio station.

This week’s conversation is part of Everything Co-op’s Women’s History Month programming under the theme, “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight for All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

Saarikoski has been with S Group—a Finnish retailing cooperative headquartered in Helsinki—since 1983 in various leadership positions in sales, marketing, management and customer loyalty. She is also vice chair of The Alliance Gender Equality Committee.

Listen to archived episodes—including NCBA CLUSA’s centennial podcast series in partnership with Everything Co-op—at

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