Furkan is an award winning women in tech, diversity and female founders ambassador as well as appointed Global Goodwill Ambassador (GGA).

Founder and CEO at:

  • Diversein.com , global diversity and inclusion platform that brings people from different backgrounds together to make happier and equal workplaces.
  •  Giftoven.ie , end to end luxury gifting solution for corporate clients.

She is an award winning software engineer, turned into an entrepreneur.  Dublin Chapter Lead for Sprinters.co , global diverse female entrepreneurs organisation. Member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business Network.

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. She enjoys inspiring start-up companies and connecting STEM girls with strong and successful business women as a role model.


  •  Furkan is honoured with ‘Diversity and Inclusion Role Model in Business’  award by  International Diversity Leadership Awards
  • Furkan is nominated for Community Champion for Diversity and Inclusion by  International Diversity Leadership Awards
  • Furkan is nominated for Diversity Champion Award by Inclusive Companies Awards
  • Diversein.com is nominated for Best Diversity and inclusion Resource Awards by Inclusive Companies Awards
  • Furkan is nominated for “Global Hero” award by Global Digital Female Leaders
  • Furkan received Innovation Award by Openet. 


Membership at Business Associations

Dublin Chamber of Commerce dublinchamber.ie

WIBN (Women in Business Network) organisation. Membership profile

Sprinters Team sprinters.co

Social Media

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karayelfurkan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/furkankarayel

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