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Personal Branding & Building Trust

Personal Branding & Building Trust

Our TurkishWIN SF Chapter May event was a learning circle featuring Ipek Tunca, Director of Partnerships Marketing at Facebook on  "Personal Branding & Building Trust" . This interactive session helped convey the truth:  we are the product .  Key take aways from the workshop You are More than a Bunch of Featur... Continue reading
Career Twists: When, Where & How

Career Twists: When, Where & How

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Career twists and change management in professional life. This was the topic of our learning circle on February 20, 2019. Yaprak Metin was our curator with fellow TurkishWINner Işık Aydın Deliorman , founder and CEO of Novida Strategic Management Services, as her speaker. Yaprak is the founding partner of Matrix Talent and Management Consulting. We... Continue reading
Making Choices in a VUCA World with Burcu Bıçakçı

Making Choices in a VUCA World with Burcu Bıçakçı

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We know planning our career is crucial. Yet our targets are on the move in this VUCA world. Fortunately, our learning circle speaker Burcu Bıçakçı, Partner at Egon Zehnder, gave us practical tips and inspired us to build out our career and future plans. VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. This term is originated from... Continue reading
Social Marketing & Branding: How Helping Others May Help You

Social Marketing & Branding: How Helping Others May Help You

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Consumers prefer to buy brands with a “purpose” that reflects their consumer values and beliefs, according to the research by Accenture. We were in for treat to hear about her recent study from Tülin Erdem, the Leonard N. Stern Professor of Business, a professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business, the Chair of the Marketing Department... Continue reading
Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny

Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny

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Have you ever thought what your best version could be? Ebru Şinik, the founder of Yükselen Çağ Wellbeing Center, encouraged us to explore this question! We started our gathering first learning about our genes. Ebru Şinik shared with us that 98% of our genes may change radically depending on our daily choices. External factors might be affecting our... Continue reading
The Next Generation of Female Engineers

The Next Generation of Female Engineers

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TurkishWIN@New York hosted Ebru Özdemir, Chairwoman at Limak Investments and Limak Foundation, to share her experiences in “Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Engineers” on September 26, 2018 at Herrick Feinstein LLP. In this cozy learning circle we were inspired and touched by Ebru Özdemir. She is a civil engineer by training and not only shi... Continue reading
Meet Shiza Shahid

Meet Shiza Shahid


Young. Activist. Investor. Impact Leader. We were delighted to have Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, Founder of NOW Ventures, and a globally renowned speaker at our learning circle in Istanbul. Shiza was born and raised in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, and began her life of activism at a very early age. As a teen, s... Continue reading
How to Become A Good People Manager: The Journey Begins!

How to Become A Good People Manager: The Journey Begins!

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We all know that a new breed of people managers are emerging. The people managers of  tomorrow  have a holistic view on management and inspire others to realize their best potential.    Yaprak Metin, Executive Counsellor to the Board at Toksöz Group, is a member of our brain trust and is curating the "How to be a People Manager"... Continue reading
Learning Circle on Love, Life & Design

Learning Circle on Love, Life & Design

"Design the Life You Love," she said. She is Ayse Birsel, co-founder of Birsel+Seck and author of the book Design the Life You Love: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future. Ayse was the speaker of our Learning Circle in October in New York. TurkishWIN members and guests learned tips on how to be creative every day and build the life t... Continue reading
Learning Circle: Perspectives from New York

Learning Circle: Perspectives from New York

The world is going through turbulent times, underpinned by the fourth industrial revolution, fracturing of traditional alliances between large nation states and a new leadership in the US. Aslı Ay, Managing Partner at U.S. Policy Metrics, led a learning circle, aptly titled "Perspectives from New York" for a wide ranging discussion on world events and how all this might impact our lives in the foreseeable future. In this  free-flowing conversation between guests and Aslı, no subject or question was off limits. 

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