Almost 12 years ago I was running my own boutique consulting firm for corporate social responsibility in Turkey. While we were exploring the most important social and economic development issues, I had the opportunity to meet with Linda Rottenberg and dive deep into the world of high impact entrepreneurship as the most robust tool for supporting both economic development and social mobility. As the founding Managing Director of the Endeavor Turkey office, I personally feel like a high impact entrepreneur in my own right. I have also been blessed with access to this incredible global thought leadership network of mentors, investors, entrepreneurs and staff to design new projects, programs and campaigns over the years. We are always and forever innovating at Endeavor. It is amazing to play a role in helping local ecosystems expand, diversify and intensify.
Endeavor is both a family of optimists and an exercise in lifelong learning. It provides an ever fresh perspective on how business is evolving and what’s coming in the horizon. Being part of the Endeavor network means always staying relevant to the exciting opportunities in the world around us. The work we do, connecting smart and talented people with smart and experienced people is a perpetual source of inspiration. My journey with Endeavor has made me an eternal optimist — grounded in reality while reaching for the stars.