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Melek Pulatkonak

Founder, Turkish Women’s International Network

Melek Pulatkonak is the Founder of the Turkish Women’s International Network, a global sisterhood network for change, and BinYaprak, a bigger sisterhood circle for women of Turkey to inspire and empower each other.

Melek is an entrepreneur, TEDster, and a curator. Most recently, she worked at Microsoft’s Global Startup Business Team. Before that, she was Deputy GM at Microsoft Turkey responsible for the Developer and Platform Evangelism. Prior to moving back to Turkey for her Microsoft leadership position, Melek was the President & COO of Hakia, a semantic technology company in New York.

Before her tech entrepreneurship journey, Melek held various roles in the finance sector in New York, ranging from advising the Chairman of the Istanbul Stock Exchange to ADR researcher as the Research Associate at the New York Stock Exchange. She holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a B.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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