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"From Dallas to Chicago, from New York to Washington, D.C., in every corner of the U.S., Turkish women successfully stand in the forefront with their success in business and professional life, and academics. Here are the Turkish women and their success stories."

An Iron Lady at Picasso: Sevin Otgunc

When ranked according to their turnover, Picasso Travel is one of the first five tourism agencies in the U.S. Sevin Otgunc is a female executive in charge of the expanding trend of the company and she has been directing the operation in the New York Office for 14 years. Picasso Travel, whose headquarters is in Los Angeles, opened its first branch in New York in 1990. Picasso Travel’s New York branch provides $55M of the company’s total sales volume which is reported as $135M in 2003.

Doctor of Doctors in Dallas: Fatma G

There are events, which made Dallas well known in Turkey as well as in the entire world. The city, where the only catholic U.S. president, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated and is home to oil billionaires is identified in our country with the well-known TV series Dallas, depicting the adventures of J.R. and Bobby Ewing.

Discovering Stars: Feryal Ozel

The name of Feryal Özel is listed under “Big Ideas,” one of the twenty names of well-known scientists like Einstein and John Nash. As a Hubble post-doctorate fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Özel is researching the formation of our universe, stars, black holes, and the Big Bang theory.

25th Largest Company in Chicago: Emel Singer

Every year, Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine ranks the women-owned companies in Chicago, Illinois, based on their annual sales revenue. The list includes other indicators such as number of annual income, number of employees and annual changes compared to the year before. The only pre-condition for a company to be included in the list is to be owned –at least by 50%- by a woman.

First Turk in the Metropolitan Opera: Bengi Mayone

On the cover of Art and Entertainment section of The Palm Beach Post Newspaper, published in Florida last August, there is an opera singer smiling in her red night gown. Her name is Bengi Mayone. The news article is about her successful track record in the Palm Beach Opera in Miami.
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