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Furkan Karayel named finalist for Speaker of the Year Award

WomenTech Network announced the finalists for its upcoming award ceremony that will celebrate 100 000 women, minorities, and allies in tech. Furkan Karayel named finalist for Speaker of the Year Award out of 300+ worldwide speakers.

WomenTech, the world's largest community for women in tech with more than 4300 ambassadors representing 161 countries, named Furkan Karayel as a finalist to be recognized at the largest virtual awards live celebration in technology for women, minorities and their allies, WomenTech Global Awards 2020, on December 3th across 16 time zones.

2238 contestants from 153 countries in 22 categories

Furkan Karayel, inclusive leadership advisor at earned the finalist spot in 2 categories “Diversity & Inclusion Role Model” and “Speaker of the Year” by training leaders to be role models for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Furkan also received 60+ personal messages in her inbox straight after her talk “How to Build Leadership Profile As a Women in Tech” for the WomenTech Global Conference last June that the messages described her talk as “heart-touching,”, “truly inspirational” and “motivational”. The winners will be announced on Dec. 3 at the WomenTech Global Awards 2020.

“I hold myself back from speaking for so many years due to my introverted personality, imposter syndrome, my self-criticism, and being afraid to be judged by others. In fact, I have been always the quietest child in my family of 6. I've built up so many untold stories inside me in those years and I couldn't manage to hold them anymore. Today, seeing myself in the finalist lists for “Speaker of the Year” and “Diversity and Inclusion Role Model” is absolutely incredible ! Probably the biggest thing happened in my life in 2020 ! “ said Furkan Karayel, Founder and CEO of

The WomenTech Global Awards 2020 celebration and conference will be accessible virtually. People interested in attending one of the largest awards ceremonies for women in tech can apply for an invite or get tickets for themselves or on behalf of the company they work for:

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