She started his career in NGOs with SGBV projects for refugee women in the Southeast in 2014 and assumed key responsibilities in GBV and social integration studies for refugee women and children in community centers, youth work, and integration of refugee youth abroad. She continues to provide training on rights-based studies.
She worked as a professional in the field of civil society, where she met through volunteering in 2015, in project management and communication studies in NGOs. She continues to develop the self-defense program carried out under the supervision of Krav Maga Federation in Turkey, sand 'Physical Self Defense for Women' gives lessons.
She has voluntarily participated in various non-governmental organizations since 2014. In the field office of IGAM, she carried out psychological counseling activities with individuals and groups, especially for the empowerment of refugee women. She is currently working as the general coordinator in Flying Broom Foundation.
Attorney Melike Yüksel has been providing attorney and legal consultancy services to many individuals and companies operating in different sectors for about ten years. With the effect of digitalization that has accelerated in recent years, IT law, which also forms the field of personal curiosity, operates in the field of special expertise. She is actively involved in the Izmir Law Association IT Law Commission. In addition, she gives training both within the Izmir Law Association and privately within the scope of Information Technology Law and the Law on Protection of Personal Data. In addition, she completed the ISO / IEC 27001: 2013 Information Security Management System Lead Auditor training and exams, and as a result, the ISO 27001 auditor certificate was obtained. She provides legal and administrative compliance consultancy to the Law on Protection of Personal Data.
As of January 2016, she has been working as a manager responsible for project management and corporate relations at Altis Consulting, of which she is a partner. She provides training and consultancy services to increase the potential of individuals and institutions. She continues her academic studies and consultancy services on negative behaviors in the workplace, especially the new generation leadership, stress management and mobbing. She is a columnist in various newspapers and magazines with his personal brand 'PsikoloGurme' with her articles that bring together psychology and gastronomy.
She continues to serve as a lawyer and legal consultancy, being registered with Istanbul Law Association, especially in the fields of Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law. Akbal, who specializes in Personal Data Protection Law and Copyrights, also works as a producer in independent cinema and theater projects.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Gazi University, Department of Industrial Design. Afterwards, she worked in various positions in the field of user experience in many local and global companies, including Honda, Garanti, Yapı Kredi and Vodafone, for about 7 years. In addition to her career as UX Lead, she continues to share her knowledge with companies and entrepreneurs in different sectors as mentors and volunteers in formations such as İmece, Hamdi Ulukaya Initiative.
She completed her undergraduate education in 2017 at Hacettepe University, Department of Psychology. She has taken part in various communities and national / international projects. She had voluntary activities for women and provided psychological counseling. She is currently continuing her graduate education at Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Psychology, in the field of Social Psychology. She is actively involved in the Woman and Gender Unit of the Izmir Branch of the Turkish Psychological Association. She continues her studies on gender equality, violence against women, cyber violence and self issues in general. She is currently working on cyber violence against women in her master's thesis. She aims to contribute to the Hackathon activity by looking at it from the perspective of social psychology in this direction.
Esranur Kaygin is Dutch born of Turkish descent who has resided in Istanbul, Turkey since 2012. Ms. Kaygin graduated from the Saxion Hoge School with a BCom in Commerce and a received a MA from NYU. M.s Kaygin has more than 4 years of experience in the Startup ecosystem as an investor. In her work, she has won many accolades and awards including most successful investor 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey and Most Successful Business Women of the Year for 2012 in Amsterdam, Holland.
Enthusiastic in approaching challenges and opportunities of diversity globally to enhance business results, focusing colleagues, co-partners and communities. Leading Diversity & Inclusion agenda for Vodafone Turkey by running local projects as a part of Global Diversity Plan, building and running empowerment programs on Gender Equality, LGBT+, Accessibility and Youth.
Hande Kocabey works as a user experience and interface designer at fromAtoB in Berlin. She previously worked as a product manager at Paraşüt in Istanbul and as a user experience designer at Userspots. She also provides design trainings and mentorship.