Author, Keynote Speaker, Lecturer
Furkan Karayel is an award winning inclusive leadership advisor and CEO of Diversein.com. Author of the book “Inclusive Intelligence: How to be a Role Model for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace”. Furkan lectures at the 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.
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, 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.
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Inclusive Leadership
- Cultural Intelligence
- Women in Tech Leadership & Female Entrepreneurship
“Must say Furkan Karayel is one of the most interesting and inspirational people I’ve met in a long while. A fantastic ambassador and advocate for diversity and inclusion in Ireland and beyond. If you haven’t yet met Furkan then you should rectify that soonest! Insightful and articulate on a range of topics from D&I, education, start up culture and technology to public speaking.” –Adrian W.
“No better woman. Furkan is admired and linked by everyone who knows her. She is a national/international treasure and so well known across Dublin that people know her by her first name alone!” – Mairin M.