Furkan Karayel is an award winning inclusive leadership advisor and CEO of Diversein.com. She has developed Inclusive Intelligence conception, a new way to recognize and practice inclusive leadership in the workplace effectively. Furkan is an associate lecturer for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Master's program at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Her passion is leveraging women-in-tech leadership, diversity and empowering female founders globally. She previously worked with companies such as Microsoft, HubSpot, Indeed.com, VMWare and Verizon Media.
Furkan founded Diversein.com after 10 years of software engineering experience in multinational tech companies in Ireland. She has been honoured with "Speaker of the Year", "Diversity and Inclusion Role Model in Business" and "Trailblazer" Awards. She is Diversity and Inclusion Track Captain for Startup Week Dublin, Dublin Chapter Lead for Sprinters.co, a global diverse female entrepreneurs organisation and advisory board member for InspiringSTEM.org, promoting tech careers into new generations. Furkan judged at many startup, tech competitions and awards programs such as Startup Weekend, Coolest Projects, Top Tech Tip Challenge by AWS and Diversity in Tech Awards.
Additionally, Furkan is an active speaker at international events where she shares her learnings about experiences of the tech world as a woman, her recommendations for inclusive leadership and the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.