I was basically a junior project manager writing meeting minutes, preparing timelines, preparing coffees or buying lunches
It was a more client facing role. I had much more responsibilities in the delivery of the campaigns. I was responsible for execution excellence. I was exempted from my coffee machine role.
I had a team and worked on multiple clients on a more strategic level, liaising client briefs with the agency, writing proposals and managing my team
Client services director
I was leading a team of 20+ people responsible for all the clients of the agency. I was responsible for the revenue from clients, new business development, team management. It is a co-leading role in the ad agencies.
Owner, founder, director of J stratejy
I finally opened my own consultancy and pitched against big networks, won clients and hired people. For 5 years I lead the agency.
Strategic consultant/ business coach for women entrepreneurs
Educating, mentoring and coaching women entrepreneurs so that they have the motivation and courage to stand up and stand out to become leaders of their sectors.
I am a serial entrepreneur, entrepreneurship coach for women, strategic consultant, creator of #viragobusiness, environmental activist, yoga teacher, mum of a fierce little girl, and many more things. I have been in the business world since I am 19 and I have experienced all the common challenges that women face in their professional life. I have decided to take action in order to avoid my daughter facing the same situations. I believe the fight is always better fought by the ones that are directly impacted... In this case women... So I decided to offer all my knowledge, skills and qualities to empower women entrepreneurs and managers so that they dare to stand-up and stand-out to become the leaders of their sectors.
English, Italian, French, Turkish
Business, consulting and management
You are the master of your own career, don't let anybody tell you what you should become.
Never stop being curious, read as much as possible and learn every single day.
Do your to-do list the night before.
Dream big and as detailed as possible, plan it and act without waiting. Each little action is a step closer to that dream.
Always spare time for yourself, for what you like to do outside of the work because it's where you refill your energy levels
Master in science of communication
Degree in arts
Paul Valéry University
Art, Business Studies, Communication and Culture, Marketing
Galatasaray high school - Istanbul
Riverside High School - USA
I loved everything except Chemistry and language philosophy
Communication, presentation, analytics, strategy, rapport building,
courses, certificates, self-learning (books, podcasts, videos), workplace training
become a traveller
Be more flexible, build more relationship and spend more time to find what I really wanted to do in life