Furkan Karayel

Founder and CEO at DIVERSEIN

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Furkan Karayel is a women-in-tech, diversity and female founders' ambassador with a background in software engineering. Based in the Republic of Ireland, she is Founder and CEO of Diversein.com, a global diversity and inclusion platform which provides news, events and forum to make better workplaces.

She first came to Ireland as an Erasmus student from Istanbul in 2005 at the peak of the Celtic Tiger and major investments in the software industry. As a software engineering student, she therefore felt it was a perfect home and after graduation, started her first job in Ericsson in Athlone.

Furkan has been honoured with awards including Diversity & Inclusion Role Model in Business and Trailblazer Awards. She was Diversity Captain for Dublin's Startup Week and Dublin Chapter Lead for Sprinters.co, a global diverse female entrepreneurs organisation. 

Additionally, Furkan is an active speaker at international events about her journey into tech world as a woman, her recommendations for women in tech issues and power of diversity and inclusion at workplace.

Martin Delahunty

Managing Director, InspiringSTEM Network

Founder & Managing Director, InspiringSTEM. Formerly, Global Director at Springer Nature. Highly experienced scientific technical and medical publisher. Extensive experience of working with international science research organisations, universities and academic researchers working on journals, digital communities and conferences. Proud UK Stem Ambassador. Experienced speaker and presenter. European Irish.