Furkan Karayel

Award-Winning Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Author of Inclusive Intelligence

why book furkan?

  • Multi-award-winning diversity and inclusion speaker and bestselling author, is celebrated for her book “Inclusive Intelligence” and lectures at the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Master’s program
  • As a board member for Women For Election, Furkan actively supports women’s success in Irish politics, emphasising her commitment to gender equality and empowerment
  • With a background in software engineering, Furkan founded Diversein.com, drawing from 10 years of experience in multinational tech companies to champion diversity and inclusion

Biography

Furkan Karayel is multi award winning diversity and inclusion speaker and author of the best selling 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. She is a board member for Women For Election, which supports women to succeed in Irish Politics. 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”, “Trailblazer” and “Inclusive Leadership Development” 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.

Topics

Action Oriented Diversity & Inclusion

This interactive session equips the participants with the tools and resources on how to start taking impactful actions for diversity and inclusion, regardless of industry or seniority level (director, manager, team leader or new grad). This session also includes the speakers own stories and experiences working with over 100+ global companies.

Starting Your Business for Female Entrepreneurship; Lessons Learnt

This interactive session equips the participants with the tools and resources on how to thrive in a highly male dominated industry “business” and gain the confidence on building your own business despite challenges and biases. This session also includes the speakers own stories and experiences working with over 100+ global companies.

Cultural Intelligence

This interactive session starts with the terms and examples of diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, micro-agressions, cultural intelligence, and cultural wisdom in the workplace context. It also equips the participants with tools and resources on how to behave/lead inclusively in a multicultural team, regardless of industry or seniority level (director, manager, team leader or new grad). This session also includes the speakers own stories and experiences working with over 100+ global companies

Inclusive Intelligence; How to be a Role Model for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Inclusive Intelligence is the meeting point of Emotional Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership. Its methodology is based on a series of interviews and years of detailed research conducted with team leaders and managers in a variety of global companies and the Inclusive Intelligence book. This session will equip the participants with the skills and tools of the Inclusive Intelligence pillars: Self-awareness, empathy, engagement, cultural wisdom, accountability and commitment. It also demonstrates real examples on how to embed inclusion on your daily agenda and become inclusive role models. This session also includes the speakers own stories and experiences working with over 100+ global companies.

Build Your Leadership Profile as a Woman/Woman in Tech

This interactive session equips the participants with the tools and resources on how to thrive in a male dominated industry and simple tips every woman can implement to build their professional leadership profile that will move their careers forward effectively. This session also includes the speakers own stories and experiences working with over 100+ global companies.

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Masterclasses

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

Inclusive Intelligence; How to be a Role Model for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Inclusive Intelligence is the meeting point of Emotional Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership. Its methodology is based on a series of interviews and years of detailed research conducted with team leaders and managers in a variety of global companies and the Inclusive Intelligence book. This session will equip the participants with the skills and tools of the Inclusive Intelligence pillars: Self-awareness, empathy, engagement, cultural wisdom, accountability and commitment. It also demonstrates real examples on how to embed inclusion on your daily agenda and become inclusive role models. This session also includes the speakers own stories and experiences working with over 100+ global companies.

Resources

Books

testimonials

“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 Whelan, Brown Brothers Harriman

“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 Murray, Digital Doddle