We believe that our sector is one of the most diverse, but skills needs, retention of staff and expansion of talent are critical to our industry growth. To begin this EDI conversation, we have created a lunchtime series where our CIF Team speak with a wide range of individuals from within business, policy, and governance, on challenges, opportunities and ultimately, their stories.



Previous Webinars

Catch up on previous webinars in the series.

In conversation with Louise Hogan

In conversation with Julie Sinnamon

In conversation with Hollie Cregan

In conversation with Laura O'Donovan

Next webinar: Tuesday 12th July

In conversation with … Furkan Karayel.

Furkan Karayel is author of #1 Amazon best seller book “Inclusive Intelligence“, multi-award-winning diversity and inclusion speaker and founder of Diversein.com. She has developed Inclusive Intelligence concept, providing practical steps to be a diversity and inclusion role model in the workplace. Furkan is an associate lecturer for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Master’s program at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Her passion is leveraging women-in-tech leadership, diversity and empowering female founders globally.

Furkan founded Diversein.com after 10 years of software engineering experience in multinational tech companies in Ireland. She has been honoured with “Speaker of the Year”, “Diversity and Inclusion Role Model in Business” and “Trailblazer” Awards. She is Diversity and Inclusion Track Captain for Startup Week Dublin, Dublin Chapter Lead for Sprinters.co, a global diverse female entrepreneurs organisation and advisory board member for InspiringSTEM, promoting tech careers into new generations. Furkan judged at many startup, tech competitions and awards programs such as Startup Weekend, Coolest Projects, Top Tech Tip Challenge by AWS and Diversity in Tech Awards.

Additionally, Furkan is an active speaker at international events where she shares her learnings about experiences of the tech world as a woman, her recommendations for inclusive leadership and the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

This is a live webinar and we look forward to your engagement and questions on the topic.