Meet A WINner: Ebru Metin

Meet A WINner: Ebru Metin
Ebru Metin is the founder and CEO of the award-winning social enterprise, Legal Design Turkey, and director of Bilgi Legal Design Lab at Istanbul Bilgi University. Prior to this, she held several positions  in various organisations located in Turkey, United Kingdom and Spain. She has pursued her Masters in International Financial Law at King’s College London as a Jean Monnet Scholar in 2014.
She is acting as European Legal Technology Association’s Ambassador for Turkey. She is a member of Global Legal Tech Consortium, Innovation in Law Studies Alliance and Turkish Women International Network. She has been given the “Advanced Practitioner” title at World Commerce and Contracting in 2020. In 2022 she became one of the 5 honorees as part of Influential Women in Legal Tech initiative by International Legal Technology Association. She is also awarded as one of the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise by EU funded Euclid Network
  1. What do you do for a living? Tell us more about you.

I am the founder/CEO of Legal Design Turkey which is an award-winning social enterprise. Besides my work, I also act as an ambassador to European Legal Technology Association, a member of Global Legal Tech Consortium and World Commerce and Contracting. I mainly work in the legal innovation field.

  1. What's the best piece of advice you've received?

When I was working as an intern at European Union Intellectual Property Office at Alicante, Spain, there was a celebration event for the March 8. The guest speaker was Karen Darke who is a paralympic athlete. She was talking about how she seeks for WIBA moments while planning for the future. That was not a direct advice to me, but it inspired me to look for my own WIBA moments in life which actually means ‘Wouldn’t It Be Amazing?”. 😊

  1. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate

Dark Chocolate

  1. One thing you wish you had known earlier in your career

I should have done summer internships in different kind of organisations

  1. What is the most courageous thing you have ever done

I had semi facial paralysis when I was almost finishing my masters degree in London. Instead going back to Turkey, I stayed and seek treatment in London and stayed till the last day of my visa.

  1. If you could have any three people (dead or alive) over for dinner – who would they be?

Gregory Porter, Lady Gaga and Ella Fitzgerald

  1. Name a book you read that positively shaped you.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

  1. You believe in sisterhood at work because…

Women already facing a lot of discrimination and limitations to opportunities. I believe we need to support one other for creating more opportunities especially for younger generations.

  1. Who are your role models?

I believe everyone has their uniqueness. It’s been a while I stopped looking for role models but instead I look for role behaviours in different people.

  1. If you had one superpower, what would it be?


  1. Share a story about a time when you were really proud of your achievement 

When I was awarded with Jean Monnet Scholarship for my studies at King’s College London was quite a big deal. We celebrated as the whole family.

  1. Share a story about a time how you recovered from a great mistake 

When I was working at my first job, I made a mistake which lead into a small financial loss. Due to that mistake, I have been sent for a training and asked to do more similar type of tasks so that I would be comfortable doing similar tasks without being afraid. I think that was quite a good recovery.

  1. Your advice to the next generation of career women from your learnings

Don’t make anyone make you feel undervalued. Work hard but smart. Be brave to take pioneering tasks. Seek mentorship from all walks of life.

  1. Do you have any pets? Yes/ No

I have a cat that I adore, I rescued him from the streets of Kabataş. He is a white cat with a black dot on this back. A dear Spanish friend named him as Manchita which refers to the dot as the “little spot”.

  1. How do you keep your growth mindset going?

I love to learn new things that keep me growing. I spend at least 3-4 hours a week to learn new skills. Recently I have been learning more about graphic design through Skillshare.



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