7 December 2022 / 10.00-15.45

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Professor of Management

10.20 - 10.40

The Compulsive Journey: Truly Advancing on Equality and Inclusion

Dr. Ella F. Washington is an organizational psychologist and DEI expert with a wealth of experience through her involvement as the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions, a Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Co-host of Gallup's Center of Black Voices Cultural Competence Podcast, and the Author of "The Necessary Journey: Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion". Dr. Washington continues to deepen her research pipeline and thought leadership as a Gallup Senior Scientist studying race, strengths and other DEI workplace topics.

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Borusan Group, Group President of Human, Communication and Sustainability

10.40 - 11.00

10 Years Dedicated to Equality: Borusan is Equal

Nursel Ölmez Ateş, continues her professional job career since 1995, after the graduation from Istanbul University, Industrial Engineering Department. She had started her career at Migros Türk T.A.Ş. as Method Organization and Planning Specialist and worked in different departments as New Business Development, R&D, Planning and Project Management. During that period, she implemented many innovative human resources projects. In 1999, while working in Migros, she acted as the Project Leader of the first application of SAP Human Resources Module in Turkey, and that project is ranked among the best practice applications of SAP.

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Best Selling Author, Podcaster, Marketing Strategist, Empathy Advocate

11.00 - 11.20

Is organisational empathy the key to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion success?

Mimi Nicklin is the internationally bestselling author of ‘Softening The Edge,’ the Founder of the world’s first organisational empathy platform, Empathy Everywhere, and the host of ‘The Empathy for Breakfast Show’ podcast. She is an experienced creative strategist and the CEO of global ad agency, Freedm, headquartered in Dubai. She is a well-known organisational consultant, and a keynote speaker, contributor and advocate for the global movement to balance humanism and capitalism in our workplaces and societies.

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PANEL: DEI Vulnerabilities in Technology
Moderation: Serdar Turan

11.20 - 12.00

İstanbul Bilgi University, Lecturer - İstanbul Blockchain Women, Board Member
Dr. Çağla Gül Şenkardeş received her Bachelor and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yıldız Technical University. She also has MBA and social science degrees at Istanbul University, Sabancı University and Stockholm School of Economics . Şenkardeş has her PhD in Communication at Bilgi University.

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Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, Assistant Professor
Dr. Ergin Bulut received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois in 2014. He started working as an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University. Bulut researches and teaches in the following topics: video game studies, media industries and political economy, and media and politics. His book – A Precarious Game: The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry – was published by Cornell University Press in March 2020.

Data Science and AI Reseracher - İstinye University, Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Dr. Şebnem Özdemir received her undergraduate degree from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Mathematics.She completed two postgraduate studies at Istanbul University, one in Mathematics Education and the other in Informatics.

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Konda Research & Consultancy, Board Member

12.50 - 13.10

A Sociological Perspective of Diversity and Inclusion

Bekir Ağırdır graduated from METU/Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration in 1979.Between 1979 and 2003, he worked as a manager in various industrial companies. Between 2003 and 2005, he worked at the Tarih Foundation as a Coordinator and then as a General Manager.

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ES Career Employment Consultancy for Disabled Persons, Founder

13.10 - 13.30

Reducing Prejudices with Competencies

Esra hold various responsibilities at Human Resources departments for many different global companies such as Imperial Tobacco, Boehringer Ingelheim, ABBOTT and EnerjiSA for about 10 years. She has taken an active role in the triangle of disabled employees, employers and human resources, supporting right communication and interaction.

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ManpowerGroup Türkiye, General Manager

13.30 - 13.50

Talent Perspective

After graduating from Istanbul University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Feyza Narlı completed her master's degree at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Management Engineering. Her career journey started with technology consultancy at Oracle where she managed business development, strategy and consulting teams of corporate and digital transformations in Turkey and Italy, with her group management and director roles at Innova and Accenture.

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PANEL: DEI in Organizations
Moderation: Evrim Kuran

13.50 - 14.30

Meta, Country Director for Türkiye
İlke Toptaş is the Country Director of Meta in Türkiye. Previously, she served as the VP of Business Development for the top digital media platforms in Turkey. She graduated with honors from Istanbul University and UC Berkeley with a dual degree in finance and integrated marketing communications.
CEO, Borusan Otomotiv
Hakan Tiftik graduated from German High School in 1987. He received his BS at Boğaziçi University Mechanical Engineering in 1992, and his MBA at Koç University in 1997.Tiftik started his career as an automation and control engineer at Intekno Teknoloji and Know-How. He worked for various automation projects in North America.

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HSBC Turkey, General Manager
Selim Kervancı has a BS in Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He had his master's degree in Business Administration at the Vrije University of Brussels. Kervancı, who has taken on different roles at HSBC Group since 1996, served as HSBC Turkey Financial Institutions and Correspondent Banking Group President between 2001-2005 and as Investment Banking Group President between 2005-2010.

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Inclusion Thought Leader, Diversity Consultant

14.30 - 14.50

From Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusive Leadership

After quickly rising to become General Manager of Sir Chay Blyth’s ‘Challenge Business’ at just 23, Hayley went on to achieve her first directorship in an Anglo-French business aged 26. Since then Hayley has founded three companies and is also currently a Non-Executive Director of YHA, one of the biggest Youth Charities in the UK.

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PANEL: Women in Field
Moderation: Tuğba Paşalı Karacan

14.50 - 15.20

Borusan Mannesmann Automotive Factory Mechanical Maintenance Department, Auxiliary Facilities Staff
Muzaffer Öztürk graduated from Orhangazi Industrial Vocational High School Electronics Department. She started her career in Kırpart A.Ş. as a Press Operator in 2003, then continued as a Warehouse and Final Control staff at Yılkan Metal between 2004-2007, and worked as a packaging staff at Pendo Ice Cream in 2009. Öztürk joined at Borusan Mannesmann Gemlik ERW Factory as an Operator in 2018 and still continues to work as Auxiliary Facilities Staff in the Mechanical Maintenance department at Borusan Mannesmann Automotive Factory.
Borusan Oto İstinye BMW-MINI Mechanical Workshop, Mechanical Technician
Rümeysa Eygi Müsellim graduated from Maltepe University, Department of Aircraft Technology in 2021. As someone who decided to do this profession during her primary school years, she took her first step into the professional life as a Trainee Technician at Borusan Oto Avcılar BMW-MINI Mechanical Workshop.

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Borçelik, Rolling Mill Operator
Tuğba Aydın, who graduated from Yalova University Armutlu Vocational School of Management and Organization, took her first step into business life in Borçelik within the scope of the "Kadına Güç İş Yok" project. She has been working as a Rolling Mill Operator in the Borçelik production team, with the extensive training she received since March 2018.
Borusan Oto, Human Resources and Health&Safety Assistant General Manager
She completed her undergraduate education at Boğaziçi University, Department of Psychology.
She started her career in 1998 as a Management Trainee in Borusan Automotive Human Resources department.

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Curation & Moderation

Evrim Kuran Consulting, Founder - Universum, Country Leader
Kuran has a BA in English Language & Literature at Hacettepe University and an Executive MBA degree at Sabancı University. She studied Behavioral Economics, Culture of Innovation and Design Thinking at Harvard Business School where she received a Certificate of Management Excellence. Since 2000, Evrim Kuran has been conducting generational research, organizational attractiveness studies, and reverse mentoring programs.

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Harvard Business Review Türkiye, Editor-in-Chief
Having completed his master’s degree in business administration after an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, Serdar Turan became a co-founder of Infomag Yayıncılık in 2000.

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Turkish-English simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the sessions.