15 Mart 2012

Turkishwin'den Kadınlara İlham Veren Etkinlik

TurkishWIN Event: " What If ? "

Mar 22, 2012
18:00 - 20:30 , Istanbul
Come along and listen to stories of " What If ? " at TurkishWIN.


Filiz Bikmen is a Turkish American from New York, living in Istanbul since 1999. Having started her career as an organizational psychologist and consultant, Filiz has been working with foundations and NGOs to promote social justice and philanthropy in Turkey since 2002. She is currently the Director of Programs and International Relations at the Sabanci Foundation, and represents the foundation on the Governing Council of the European Foundation Center. Prior to Sabanci, she was Director of TUSEV, Third Sector Foundation of Turkey, a think tank that aims to strengthen the nonprofit sector in Turkey.
Filiz is Vice Chairman of the International Center for Not for Profit Law, and is a Fellow of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society in New York. She lectures regularly at Universities and events in Turkey and abroad, is an author of several publications on subjects related to philanthropy and civil society, and a regular contributor to Alliance Magazine and the Latest from Alliance Blog. She holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a dual BS degree in Psychology and Business Communications from SUNY Brockport.

Bedriye Hulya after graduation from Izmir American High School completed her undergraduate and graduate education in Business and Psychology disciplines. Bedriye is an entrepreneur who has started businesses ranging from hotels, restaurants, textile companies and her latest, B-fit, a women-only fitness club. At the same time, she gave trainings on entrepreneurship and psychology at various universities. She founded B-Fit in 2005; Turkey’s first national chain of women-only gyms, utilizing a franchising model that empowers other Turkish women and in a short time B-Fit reached 205 branches. B-fit has signed up thousands of members across a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and geographic locations, most of whom turn to the gyms for a sense of community as well as personal wellness. 
She was chosen as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2009.               
Ayla Goksel is CEO of ACEV, a Turkish NGO working in early childhood, female literacy and parent training. She is also CEO of Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, a private foundation that has provided financial aid for over 11,000 students, constructed and donated 65 schools, dormitories and social facilities, undertaken cultural restoration projects and founded Özyeğin University. Goksel is a Trustee of Ozyegin University and serves on the Boards of the Education Reform Initiative and TOHUM Foundation for Autism. 
She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute, Qatar Foundation WISE Laureate and World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council member. She holds a BSc from University of Bath, MSc from London School of Economics and has conducted fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

Petek Özgül, an accomplished computer engineer, project manager and social entrepreneur, began her career during her studies in Istanbul Technical University as a computer tutor/trainer for corporate sector. After earning Master's degree in Technical University of Hamburg she started working as a development engineer in Philips Medical Systems in Germany. 
After returning to Turkey she pursued her career as a project manager at multi-national companies and SMEs until she felt the need to accomplish something more. She won the Business Plan Competition in 2011 organized by MIT Enterprise Forum and Toyota among 3202 projects with "Uzmanlar", an IT consultancy company exploiting the special skills of people with autism to provide high quality software testing, quality control and data systems operations. 
She continues her doctorate studies on software engineering in Boğaziçi University. She is happily married and has two daughters who gave her the courage to follow the path she feels she belongs.

Seda Kaya Güler was determined to be a journalist in her teens, graduated from the Journalism Academy in her twenties and was able to work for the legendary of a Turkish monthly magazine KADINCA. 
She was not only the editor of MELODİ which had 800 000 edition and the best seller Turkish Cuisine monthly magazine SOFRA but also she was the person who succeeded in publishing GELİN, MİMOZA and BEBEĞİM in her 30’s.
As she was in her 40, she published 5 novels and was both the editor and the presenter of three different Tv programs.  Her later enterprise is to publish KIRMIZI at the age of 50’s.    

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