Welcome to TurkishWIN!

TurkishWIN is a global community of women with cultural, professional or family ties to Turkey. We network for change.

Our members are individuals or corporations. Our individual members have over 7-years of work experience. Our corporate members are investors in their diversity and inclusion agenda.

We invite around 100 university students to our CampusWIN Academy program. Together, we work towards gender equal campuses and our future vision of Turkey.

Our network has chapters in Canada, the United States, U.K. Germany, Holland and Turkey. Some members join remotely from Australia! 

We have a full-time, rockstar team. In partnership with our braintrust, community,  leaders, CampusWInners, corporate members and partners we run our programs and impact platforms.

TurkishWIN was founded by Melek Pulatkonak in 2010 in New York. Inspired by TED, TurkishWIN is designed as a community that empowers and inspires members around a digital bonfire and the power of personal stories. 

To hear our Founder’s story, watch Melek’s TEDx Talk here >

We are proud to share that TurkishWIN is the only network that connects women in the diaspora, Turkish women living outside of Turkey, to the homeland for collective action. Our collective action is to empower women in Turkey. 

We are your sisterhood network for change.

Our Team

Melek Pulatkonak
Melek PulatkonakFounder & Curator
Simla Hasanreisoğlu
Simla HasanreisoğluCommunity Lead
Su Karagöz
Su KaragözMarketing & Communication Lead
İbrahim Erdoğan
İbrahim ErdoğanWeb Development Lead

Be the Change You Want To See

Lead in Our Chief Circle

Ali Üstündağ
Ali Üstündağ
HRH Dr Nisreen El-Hashemite
HRH Dr Nisreen El-Hashemite
Selda Tandoğan Demirel
Selda Tandoğan Demirel
Ümran Beba
Ümran Beba
Ceylan Yıldız
Ceylan Yıldız
Lale Kesebi
Lale Kesebi
Sunny Bates
Sunny Bates
Christy Kern
Christy Kern
Leyla Alaton
Leyla Alaton
Suzan Bayazıt
Suzan Bayazıt
Çiğdem Penn
Çiğdem Penn
Martin Russel
Martin Russel
Tuba Üstüner
Tuba Üstüner

Lead in CampusWIN Braintrust

Berfe Büşra Yılmaz
Berfe Büşra Yılmaz
Hasan Tahsin Güngör
Hasan Tahsin Güngör
Yaprak Metin
Yaprak Metin
Didem Gürcüoğlu Tekay
Didem Gürcüoğlu Tekay
Mine Yücesoy
Mine Yücesoy
Gülfem Çakmakçı
Gülfem Çakmakçı
Pınar Kulalı Şimşek
Pınar Kulalı Şimşek
Habibe Açık
Habibe Açık
Seray Nasırlı
Seray Nasırlı

Lead in MentorWIN Braintrust

Ayşe Öktem
Ayşe Öktem
Polen Gökbuget
Polen Gökbuget
Ayşıl Akcanbaş
Ayşıl Akcanbaş
Seray Nasırlı
Seray Nasırlı
Bahar Moraligil Kağıtçıbaşı
Bahar Moraligil Kağıtçıbaşı
Gülcan Demirkol Aytemur
Gülcan Demirkol Aytemur

Lead in Your Country

Gülcan Üstay
Gülcan ÜstayCanada
Pırıl Kadıbeşegil Yaşar
Pırıl Kadıbeşegil YaşarGermany
Filiz Akdede
Filiz AkdedeSpain
Funda Haktanır
Funda HaktanırGermany
Aylin Arslantaş Bumin
Aylin Arslantaş BuminHolland
Yapıncak Erkan
Yapıncak ErkanU.K.
Gamze Gürbüzatik
Gamze GürbüzatikGermany
Lebriz Erdemir
Lebriz ErdemirHolland
Deniz Karataş
Deniz KarataşU.S.A.
Gözde Kara
Gözde KaraGermany
Ayşıl Akçanbaş
Ayşıl AkçanbaşIreland
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