Chief Happiness Officer, Founder

Based between New York and Boston, I am continuously inspired by Connecticut’s diverse landscapes, vibrant communities, and unique allure. I am blessed with a dynamic family comprised of my supportive husband, three crazy but uniquely charming children, and an adorable puppy, Mia.

My professional life encompasses years of work with esteemed media groups in Europe, including networks such as CNN Network (Hurriyet Gazetecilik) and Bloomberg Network (Haberturk Gazetecilik). I have developed expertise in various facets of the industry, from digital publishing to national newspaper and magazine publications.

My roles have varied from editorial and project development to designing and selling advertorial creative projects, particularly on publishing within a comprehensive marketing framework from idea to execution. I have run live radio and T.V. broadcasts and have shared my insights on numerous subjects at local and national seminars, meetings, and summits. I have also led marketing, advertising, communication, and foundrasing campaigns, consulting giant brands like Lego, Tetra Pak, Unilever Brands, L’Oreal, Pampers, Marks & Spencer, Henkel Brands, Merck, Pfizer, Volvo, Volkswagen, Good Year, Singer, Nutella, Philips Avent, Lansinoh, Mustela, Nestle, Danone, Hero Baby, McDonald’s, Microsoft, IBM, Fisher Price, Tomy, Hasbro, Mattel, Kanz, Brio, and many local and European brands such as Banvit, Unibaby, Eczacibasi, Can Bebe, Molfix, Humana, L.C. Waikiki, Vestel, and many more strong brands in Education, Finance, Technology, Automotive and Health/Medicine Fields in Europe.

Amidst this fast-paced professional landscape, one of my proudest achievements is the successful implementation of crucial law reforms through a national social campaign I planned and directed to support working women in Turkiye. These reforms have empowered thousands of Turkish women to remain employed after motherhood. The impact of this change garnered recognition and accolades from numerous institutions, associations, the European Union, and the United Nations. I am fully committed to each project I undertake and approach it passionately, with this cause holding a special place in my heart.

I have the honor of being one of the first two women in Turkiye to be recognized as successful women entrepreneurs in public school textbooks, an achievement I share with a dear friend. This recognition resulted from my efforts in designing, coding, and creating a web magazine and establishing the world’s most prominent mothers’ community on Yahoo Groups in 2002. As my venture grew, I launched Turkiye’s first printed monthly mom magazine. A notable moment from this journey was delivering a speech at IBM’s Entrepreneurship Summit. The audience’s overwhelming response and emotional connection were defining moments that changed my life. I grew while my business was growing, and at the same time, I grew with my firstborn. He was my inspiration; he was the source of power that I needed. Subsequently, one of the country’s largest media groups acquired my company and appointed me as an executive, marking the beginning of my media career. 

The second chapter of my life began when my family and I relocated from Istanbul to Boston in 2014. Even though we came with a very special Visa, 01, Extra Ordinary Ability, which is given only to people such as Nobel Prize Winners, International Artists, and Scientists, it was still a challenging process of starting afresh in a new country, with three children and limited resources, was a transformative experience. The initial years were tough, marked by emotional, mental, and confidence challenges, so much so that my husband and I have little recollection of those early years. I am forever grateful and praying for an incredible businesswoman, Stacy DeBroff, from Boston, who changed our lives forever. It’s been almost ten years, and we have built a life, made friends, and are living happily in Avon, Connecticut. And we are proud American Citizens.

Why She.Work?

It is time to harness my experiences and knowledge to give back. I believe in my ability to make a difference because I have done it before and am eager to do it again. My previous experiences, resilience, and unwavering commitment to learning and growth equip me to contribute significantly to the She.Work Social Responsibility Project.

I have always believed in empowering others through the power of knowledge and experience with She.Work. This is not just about transferring skills or expertise but about creating a platform where individuals can learn, get inspired, grow, and thrive professionally, whether working in corporate or doing entrepreneurship. I aim to foster a publication where everyone feels valued, heard, and encouraged to reach their full potential. I am willing to help women to shine. 

I am further refining my understanding of human behavior, an understanding that I believe is crucial in creating environments that nurture growth and development. These studies are not only enhancing my professional competencies but are also providing me with a more profound understanding of my journey and the journeys of those around me.

FAQ: Why do we do this?

I am passionate about making a difference, just as I have done before and intend to do again, but I am not alone this time. I am geared up with the best people I sincerely trust, respect, love, and adore because of their brilliance, intelligence, IQ/EQ, talents, and skills. That’s why I feel stronger, better, and ready. With their backing, I am prepared to take on any challenge; with this social project, we will work together to make a real difference.

We aim to create lasting, positive change and are determined to make it happen because we believe in women. Because we believe in the power of women. From every color, every belief, every country, every situation, every level unconditionally.

And we will be that light while mass media ignores millions of brilliant women and their extraordinary efforts.

FAQ: When do we do this?

Currently, we all work for She.Work in our free time. Evenings, weekends, or holidays. So if you don’t get any reply to any email or D.M.’s on weekdays, don’t worry. You will hear from us when we are available and accessible.