Melek Pulatkonak is the Founder of the Turkish Women’s International Network, a global sisterhood network for change, and co-Founder of BinYaprak, a digital sisterhood network with the goal to increase women’s labor force participation rate in Turkey. TurkishWIN and BinYaprak leverage the power of story telling, digital engagement and the shared motto “if she did it, so can I!.”She is an entrepreneur, TEDster and a curator. Most recently, Melek worked at Microsoft’s Global Startup Business Team. Before that she was Deputy GM at Microsoft Turkey responsible from the Developer and Platform Evangelism.Prior to moving back to Turkey for her Microsoft leadership position, Ms Pulatkonak was the President & COO of Hakia, a semantic technology company in New York. Before her tech entrepreneurship journey, she 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 Columbia Business School and a B.Sc. degree from London School of Economics and Political Science. Melek is the a Board Member atYenidenBiz and Bahcesehir University Graduate School of Business.