TurkishWIN Talks

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16:05

Refika Birgül is a Turkish food writer and television presenter.Refika shares with us her passion for food and her philosophy for dreams to come true.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


17:13

Nihal Temur is a Turkish citizen, born in Erzincan,Turkey and VP Supply Chain of Unilever since 2006. Nihal invites us to move out of our comfort zones - whether it is a city or a job- to learn and grow.  

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


19:11

Yasemin and Ayse are the co founders of "Vote and Beyond" a non governmental organization that emerged ahead of the March 30 local elections. They share how the "Vote and Beyond" platform moved more then 50 thousand Turks out of their comfort zone to watch the ballots and thereby democracy for the love of their country.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


19:51

Arzu Unal Erman is the CEO of Y&R Brands İstanbul. Arzu invites us to realize our own creation power and question everything.

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


17:59

Cenk Uygur is the founder and CEO of The Young Turks, LLC, and the host of the flagship show, TheYoung Turks, a daily 2-hour show on YouTube.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


06:28

Sandrine Ramboux is the Founder and Managing Director of C@rma, an innovative engagement platform recently launched linking Turkish professionals with Civil Organisations for social impact.Sandrine challenges us to make a difference.

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


08:33

Gokden Ipek Yosunlu is a senior at Bilgi University. A morning walk, wandering and wondering "why nots" led her to her social venture. 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


18:51

Shelley Diamond is a Worldwide Managing Partner of Young & Rubicam. She shares her story of rising up in the career ladder with tips for newcomers. 

This talk was recorded by Isılay Yanbas.


17:17

Ms. Bilge Ogun Bassani has spent her entire working life dealing first hand with development issues in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Find out about her journey from Diyarbakir to a change maker with a global impact. 


This talk was recorded by Isılay Yanbas.


19:26

Aysegul Ildeniz is Vice President of the New Devices Group and General Manager of Strategy and Business Development at Intel Corporation. As an aspiring journalist after college, her career took eventful turns. Watch this talk to find out why you should continue to invest in yourself intellectually, play on your strengths and more!


This talk was recorded by Isilay Yanbas.


07:56

Elif Key is a journalist. She reflects on challenges and opportunities in collecting stories of hope and pain in Turkey or as a journalist in New York.

This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by Isilay Yanbas.


16:48

Hasan Süel is the  Chairman of Vodafone Turkey Foundation and  Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer of Vodafone Turkey. He passionately argues that access to technology is crucial in removing boundaries to empower women for participation in economy. He walks us through Vodafone programs that empower women with an amazing success story you may not want to miss. 
 
This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2014.


19:07

Yoruk Kurtaran, CEO of Community Volunteers Foundation(TOG) , reminds us that young people and their needs should be addressed today and policies should not be for young people tomorrow. He argues that young people should and could be able to participate in the society, economy and politics today – if they are provided with more opportunities outside of education, entrance barriers are lowered,  and gender issues are mainstreamed. 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2014.


14:52

Matthias Scheffelmeier is a country director at Ashoka Europe, responsible for Turkey. He underlines the fact that women are quietly disrupting education, politics and economy with 42% participation in Ashoka Fellowship Program, with more equal footing than participation in the economy. Matthias invites everyone to support women social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in Turkey. 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2014.


15:40

Abdullah Bilgin is the father of Elif Bilgin, who won the Google Science Fair in 2013 with her project to develop a bio-plastic from discarded banana peels. Abdullah shares with us Elif's journey as an observant father. He gives us a glimpse of a fun, loving and caring family that shares four core values: be a team player, sincere, respectful and responsible. 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2014.


19:22

Gulsum Azeri, currently the CEO and board member of OMV Petrol Ofisi A.S., explains how as a young chemical and industrial engineer, she reinvented herself and embraced the challenges that confronted her, while finding her way to senior executive positions at some of Turkey's leading businesses, during times of social, economic and political transformation.


13:28

Ergem Senyuva Tohumcu shares with us how her passion about sustainability and the environment developed into yesilist.com, Turkey’s first online “green directory” and sustainability platform.


17:37

Peri Ataman Holden's passion about girls' education led her to found Payda Öğrencilerle Birlikte, whose volunteers are personally mentoring teenage girls in their endeavor to access higher education  -- an enterprise not only rewarding at a personal level, but also transformative at a societal level.


16:53

Gulnar Hasnain, passionate about changing the world, explains how she dove into the brave new world of Bitcoin with her current enterprise, CoinSummit.


13:39

Yesim Kunter is a recognized play expert and creative strategist. Yesim encourages us to keep on playing to feed our creative engines running. Find out how! 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


10:33

Serra Titiz is the founder two social enterprises: Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting and GelecekDaha.Net. Serra shares with us why her bet on youth will transform Turkey and make the future brighter. 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


08:04

Aslı Guvenc is the founder of Aslı'nın Dolabi and a professional in the health care industry. Aslı tells us how her bet on others’ generosity paid off.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


15:27

Deniz Aktosun is a psychologist and psychotherapist. Deniz shares her philosophy on crossroads and choices we make in life with grace and confidence.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


18:19

Canan Ercan Çelik is a senior business executive at Borusan Group. She walks us through her transitions as a child, mother and a senior business woman. 


This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


08:50

Canan Tan is a writer. As a story teller, Canan shares with us how she wrote her own story- from a young pharmacist to a best-selling author. 


This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


12:41

Ayşe Şule Bilgiç is the creator of Pepee, an entrepreneur and jack of all trades. She shares with us how she questioned her choices and decided to take different paths which collectively led her to her current passion, leading “Dusler Evi,” a successful production company.


This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


14:12

Özlem Feride Çöplü is a seasoned business professional. She takes us through her journey from a single professional to a mother of a young boy, by adoption, when she was 43.


This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


19:52

Canan M. Ozsoy is the President and CEO of GE Turkey. She shares her choices at crossroads from a childhood to deciding to leave a career in dental medicine for a professional life in pharmaceutical industry and more!


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


15:58

Aylin Nazlıaka is a member of Parliament. Aylin walks us through crossroads in life, business and politics. 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


12:56

Lauren E. Bohn is a multi-platform freelance journalist based in Istanbul. Lauren is sharing her multi-platform journalist stories and lessons reporting from crossroads of nations in the Middle East and Turkey. 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


19:24

Zeynep Yalim Uzun is the Global Vice President for ‘Dirt is Good’ (Omo). Her life, work sabbatical and journeys from being in control to learning to let go are filled with many lessons.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


15:52

Nilgün Girgin Chang is the founder of Absolute Zen. She invites us to balance our emotional richness, power and mental clarity to learn and grow.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


04:34

Canan Uzun is a chemical engineer and a violin teacher. She balances her work with her passion for music.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


20:18

Derya Akalin Uysal shares with us how personal and professional challenges throughout have taught her valuable lessons about coping with crises, managing human resources, leadership and finding her own voice. 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


11:08

Burcu Gulec is a musician and educator. Her positive attitude and courage to run towards her fears propel her forward.


17:26

Filiz Garip is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Filiz shares with us her story of choices, challenges and inflection points that led her to an academic career at Harvard University.


06:56

Nur Kilic is the owner of Serenade Chocolatier in Brookline. Nur followed her childhood passion for food and chocolate. After a short break to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer in power systems in General Electric Japan, she plunged into a career as a chocolatier in Boston 25 years ago. Her passion lured the legendary retired candy maker William Federer, taking Nur as his protégé to sing, teach and make chocolate.


20:22

Cansen Başaran Symes has been the PwC Turkey leader and senior partner in charge of country operations since 1 July 1998. Cansen, shares her story and leadership lessons she has learned during her successful, 32-year long career at PwC.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


16:05

Mike Harrell shares the secrets of success behind the Women's Leadership Development program at UPS Turkey. Under his leadership, UPS women leaders charged forward and now run a successful corporate women's initiative- a great model for others. 


 This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2013.


13:07

Batuhan Aydagul passionately argues for an inclusive and out-of-box approach to close the gender gap in girls' schooling in Turkey. Setting the goal as the empowerment of girls to make the best choices for their own education, he calls for change agents and mentors to help Turkish men shed their masculine identities to turn them to worthy individuals for the Turkish woman.


This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2013.


02:36

Tugce Uysal is our youngest TurkishWIN speaker. She is a ninth grader at Darussafaka who has been pursuing her passion in robotics since she was twelve. Tugce is one of the heros of Bilim Kahramanlari (Science Heros project). 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


11:29

Hakan Habip empowers change by running a science tournament, Bilim Kahramanlari, to enable science heros to transform Turkey to an idea society. Hakan, his wife Fatma and an army of volunteers run this platform to encourage children to think of scientific solutions to big problems, execute projects with team work and have fun along the journey. 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2013.


04:44

Ali Ustundag tells us why he has the passion to give back. He generously supports NGOs and shares his imagination, time and resources of the wonderful Iltek team. If you are curious about the film mention in this talk, please follow this link. Ali and Iltek Media have been one of the lead supporters of TurkishWIN since 2011. We cannot thank him enough! 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2013.


10:54

Giovanni Guidetti is the head coach of the Vakifbank Gunes Sigorta, a team that won the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions two days after this talk. He emphasizes the importance of listening, empathy for each woman’s individual circumstance, and the wisdom to manage the team as a unit as key elements of his coaching success. 


This talk was recorded by İltek Media on International Women's Day as part of our "Guys Who Rock" talk series in 2013.


23:42

Denise Fletcher is CEO of Orienta-Royal, a company that makes investments, mostly in real estate. Denise, shares with us her trailblazing story and how she keeps on breaking the glass ceiling over and over. 

 

This talk is recorded by Isilay Yanbas.


17:09

Monika Schmutz Kirgöz is the Consul General of Switzerland in Istanbul. In her talk, Monica navigates around gender, cultural and societal gaps surrounding our lives with a wonderful comparison between Switzerland and Turkey. 

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


10:03

Esra Sertoglu is the Founding Partner at Istanbul Champions Cup. Esra tells us why  Istanbul Champions Cup matters and why companies have to think and compete differently. 

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


06:50

Nadin Uzumyemezoglu is active citizen and a runner for Adım Adım. She works for Microsoft Turkey. She shows us how a concerned citizen can make a difference with a facebook account and 10 YTL.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media


19:58

Gamze Ates is a change master wearing different hats: an entrepreneur, a professional, a mother and a dreamer. Listen to her story to learn how she mastered her transitions.


This talk is recorded by Isılay Yanbas.


17:10

Ishak Alaton shares with us his definition of success, worldview on paying it forward and vision for investment opportunities preparing for an aging population worldwide. He invites us to think global and build up the power of "I will" with rich anecdotes from his life which are published in two books, "Luzumlu Adam Ishak Alaton," and "Luzumsuz Adam Ishak Alaton." 

 

This talk was curated by Leyla Alaton and recorded by Iltek Media

 


19:25

Banu Onaral is H. H. Sun Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She shares with us the journey of Turkish scientists who are pursuing ground breaking research to serve people to better health by combining engineering, technology, life sciences and medicine disciplines.  

 

This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


18:16

Itir Erhart is the co-founder of Adim Adim, an initiative that brings together amateur athletes to run and raise funding for charities.Itir takes us along the Adim Adim marathon one step at a time.  

 

This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


13:51

Tülin Akın introduced over one million Turkish farmers to a new way of accessing information and new markets by using cell phones and Internet. She launched Turkey's first commercial agricultural marketing portal in 2004, a journey you will hear firsthand now.  

This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


07:52

Duygu Kayaman is the leader of the Young Guru Academy's "Blind Leaders" initiative. She shares her extraordinary journey and invites us to collectively break barriers for youth with disabilities.

 

This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


15:45

Charlotte Anne Lamprecht is the CEO of Casper Computer.Charlotte Lamprecth guides us through her adventure to grow as broad as she can as a business woman, a journey that brought her to Turkey as the CEO of Casper four years ago. She shares with us a comprehensıve career manual that only an engineer can compıle. If you are bored, you may be in luck. Find out why! This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


16:42

Ufuk Tarhan is known as business designer and avatar and gives conferences and lectures to “create a better future”. Ufuk Tarhan takes us to her journey from her encounter with “Chariots of the Gods” in Kastamonu to her leadership in the futurism movement in Turkey. She says ACT2GET what you want by loading meaning to your experiences in life. This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


04:36

Aslihan Ozcan is a psychotherapist and art therapist. Aslıhan Özcan combines her passion for art and healing in art therapy. She shares insights from her “Colors of the Hospital,” a project that provides psychosocial support through art therapy to pediatric cancer patients bringing colors to their lives. This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


11:07

Elmira Bayraslı is a story teller. She is currently writing her book, “Steve Jobs Lives in Pakistan,” to tell the story of the rising tide of global entrepreneurship. Being kind, saying no when necessary and establishing trust might be more important than you think. This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


27:20

Seval Öz is supporting business and marketing efforts for Google’s self-driving vehicle’s commercial launch. She is sharing with us her story and the state of Google's self-driving vehicle and its aspirations.

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.

 


03:33

 

Boran Başak Koç is an amateur darbuka player with an Electrical Engineering degree. She shares how she found her rhythm and balance in life when she started to play darbuka.

 

This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.

 


16:30

Leyla Alaton, after graduation from Notre Dame de Sion French High School, completed her undergraduate studies in Fairleigh Dickinson University and her graduate education at New York University in social studies.

She is a true powerhouse and a believer of strong women networks. Listen to her thoughts and advice on the importance of prioritization, mentors, taking notes and more.  

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


07:50

Elena Pallotta, born from a German mother and Italian father, raised in Florence, she holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.She shares her journey from a “dream job” in Italy to an ice cream entrepreneur in Istanbul.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.

 

 


08:00

Cansu Akarsu is a design student from Istanbul.In her speech, Cansu Akarsu underlines how she uses her design skills with a humanistic concern to find the right balance between the old and the new.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media

 


14:11

Ece Sirin is the creator of the “Bee Goddess” jewelry brand. She tells us how her journey within led her to create “Bee Goddess,” an award winning jewelry brand. This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


18:41

Ayla Goksel is the CEO of ACEV, a Turkish NGO working in early childhood, female literacy and parent training. She reflects on her career path in early childhood, female literacy and parent training. With the help of a state subsidy for childcare, the path she is currently paving will enable women with children to work, and thereby will increase women’s participation in the Turkish work force.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


04:50

Seda Kaya Güler is the Founder of Rengarenkirmizi.com. She curates the history of women’s magazines in Turkey starting with Kadinca to “rengarenk kırmızı,” her latest magazine, which is funded by 1,000 TL contributions of 150 women and more counting.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


03:58

Petek Özgül is an computer engineer, project manager and social entrepreneur. She shows us how an article can change your life. Hers was changed when she read an article about a father of an autistic child who focused on using the special skills of people with autism to turn them into “specialists’”.

 

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


11:52

Filiz Bikmen is the Director of Programs and International Relations at the Sabanci Foundation, and represents the foundation on the Governing Council of the European Foundation Center.

She reflects how she thrives by the positive energy a simple question can radiate: “What if."

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


06:45

Bedriye Hulya is the Founder of B-fit.She shares with us how she challenges de-facto model, a journey that led to 207 B-FIT branches all around Turkey, including one in Sırnak.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


34:46

Asli Karahan-Ay is the Managing Partner of US Policy Metrics. She shares with us how economic policies impact not only our everyday lives but the lives of our grandchildren, how western political systems interact with the economic and financial decisions of governments, individuals and institutions, what is at stake, what are the choices, and most importantly, why we should all deeply care.


06:12

Özge Yılmaz is the CEO of Dogus Yeni Internet. She tells a story of wonder and how enjoying what you do can lead you to places.

   

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


06:50

Günseli Kato is an artist. She shares with us how she pursued her passion and embraced the new and the old in her art. She wonders why every day cannot be “Sunday” for others if you love what you do.

 

This talk is in Turkish and was recorded by İltek Media.


13:01

Tara Agacayak takes us along her journey from a data specialist in the U.S. Department of Defense to becoming an entrepreneur based in Istanbul, with a stop-over as a housewife in Pendik.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


12:32

Hatice Gökce shows how a Turkish design identity rose from locality at “Argande”, a social responsibility project supported by Turkish designers, UNDP and Mudo.

 

This talk was recorded by İltek Media.


34:56

Joy E. Stocke shares with us her memoirs which will soon be published, "Anatolian Days & Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses and Saints," co-written with Angie Brenner.


09:11

Seda Onen is the general manager of Rhea Girisim. In her talk she takes us along her journey and her excitement for change as she made a big career move from the public to the private sector.

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


11:09

Joan Eroncel is a talent manager. She tells the story of her decision to dedicate her talent to help the blind artist Esref Armagan changed her life.

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


08:49

Oya Günay is an executive coach and consultant working on the international platform. She shares with us how new beginnings helped shape her life in her journey from a senior executive in a international company to an executive coach.

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


27:23

Gulseren Onanc is a member of the assembly for the Social Democratic Party of Turkey (CHP). She established Ticketturk and was the President and Chairperson of KAGİDER. She shares with us her worldview on individualism vs collectivism and the story of her ambition for being in politics to change politics.

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


23:38

Lexy Funk's motto is "Live.Work.Create."- the act of planning ideas, concepts and creative thought into retail. Watch this talk to find out how Brooklyn Industries brings "Live.Work.Create." to life.


15:56

Safak Pavey tells us how innovation connects us to new and many indispensable friends and its role for equal right to life. She invites us to acknowledge and embrace the innovation that surrounds us every day.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


09:28

Ayse Oktem shares with us her guiding principle which is summed up in two sentences: "There is no great love. There are people who can grow their love." Her tenacity and passion paved the way for her to win the 2010 ‘Manager of the Year’ award of BMW Group’s Excellence in Sales competition among 1200 dealers from 30 countries.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


12:12

Tara introduces us to the ladies at Cop(M)adam and how she became a change maker following her passion.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


06:10

Binnur Zaimler is a human resources guru pursuing her love for business astrology.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


09:12

Nihan Atalay is a baroque flutist and shares with us her love of music.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


12:35

Cat Jaffe is a nomadic social entrepreneur and tells us why we should care about honey.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


23:55

Didem Altop is an entrepreneur and studies entrepreneurs as the Managing Director of Endeavor. Didem walks us through the art, science and mindfulness of the entrepreneurship journey.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


14:54

Eser Selen tells us how her art starts.

 

This talk is recorded by Iltek Media.


14:55

Nakiye Avdan Boyacigiller shows us what it takes to get an academic start-up off the ground: Sabanci University. She weaves the story of her restart in Turkey with her passion for education. Her call to entrepreneurs: follow your passion.  

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


12:42

Dr. Gulden Turktan gives tips to emerging entrepreneurs on the art of the start. We will share a few here: ask, listen, share and advocate your vision. For the rest, watch her talk!  

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media


29:13

Sedef Koktenturk became an Olympian in 2008, fulfilling a dream she had when she was 15. Sedef takes us along to her Olympic journey and provides tools to plan for new dreams come through.  

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


18:38

Anastasia Ashman  is an award-winning writer/producer of cultural entertainment. Anastasia shares with us her thoughts about how we can create a psychic solution to a global identity crisis.

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


14:44

Strategist and financial literacy advocate Ozlem Denizmen Kocatepe shares her goal-setting strategy to realize her dreams and takes us along the journey. Her current goal is to make a difference by improving financial literacy in Turkey. 

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


11:30

Melek Pulatkonak is the Founder and Curator of the TurkishWIN. She outlines her strategic intuition for launching the TurkishWIN and shares with us her dream of growing it to 10,000 women with cultural, professional ties to Turkey.

 

This talk was recorded by Iltek Media.


24:57

R. Muge Yuzuak is an international business executive. She walks us through Dr. Milton Bennett's framework of six development stages in intercultural sensitivity and shares her stories about reaching that state. Muge invites us to think about the importance of intercultural sensitivity to reach peace in our connected world.
This talk was recorded by Ayhan Vostina.


19:00 min

Online media and word of mouth marketing expert Idil Cakim introduces us to best practices and a method for building our online profile beyond a Facebook page, meeting online influencers and making meaningful connections. 
This talk was recorded by Isilay Yanbas.


20:00 min

Elmira Bayrasli is a story teller, Turk and a nomad. She is currently writing her book, “Steve Jobs Lives in Pakistan,” to tell the story of the rising tide of global entrepreneurship.

This talk was recorded by Isilay Yanbas.


29:03 min

Defne Ayas shares with us the connections between the goddess culture and our contemporary lived experience and what it is that we share with our ancestors. The talk promises to be a visual compendium from a variety of contexts, encompassing both Eastern and Western references, with a special focus on Asia Minor and Mesopotamia, and draws upon art, mythology, and spirituality.

This talk was recorded by Isilay Yanbas.