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.
Didem Altop is the Managing Director of Endeavor Turkey, part of a global non-profit organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets as a catalyst for economic development.
Prior to joining the Endeavor Global network, Didem was involved in management consulting on social and business entrepreneurship. She has worked with Turkey's leading holding companies to promote and design Corporate Social Responsibility strategies and has also worked with Turkey's leading non-profit organizations on capacity-building campaigns. Didem serves as a board member of the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV), the Corporate Volunteer Council and Junior Achievement. Prior to shifting her career focus to CSR and the non-profit sector, Didem worked in emerging market business development for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, Shared Medical Services (SMS), MCI Communications and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Before earning her MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University with a concentration in strategic planning and entrepreneurship, Didem worked for The World Bank on trade reform and privatization for Algeria, Morocco and Turkey. Her undergraduate degree is a BA in International Relations and Development Economics from The Johns Hopkins University.
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