The 30 Most Influential Turkish-American Women

Image After publishing a list of the 50 Most Influential Turkish-Americans in 2014, it was a must to have a list for only Turkish-American women. From business to professional life, science to show business, Turkish-American women have inspired millions of Americans and now, for the first time, TURKOFAMERICA has selected the most influential Turkish-American Women. TURKOFAMERICA has certain criteria to select these names, such as:

- U.S. Media presence: Including newspapers, specialized periodicals, newswires and broadcast transcripts from all over the world in the past 12 months,
- How actively and successfully they wield their power within their organization or brand, sector and the U.S. stage,
- The size and importance of the woman's business in the U.S. economy,
- The health and direction of the business,
- The arc of the woman's career,
- Social and cultural influence to American public.
When you read their stories, you will be amazed by their successes and achievements. While Eren Özmen works on a project that aims to send the first commercial orbital flight into space, Seval Öz focuses on the cars of the future. Daphne Oz every day reaches millions of housewives in order to make their lives healthier and happier. Intel’s Ayşegül İldeniz works on wearable technologies that were not even dreamed of a couple of years ago. Bağlan Nurhan Rhymes helps millions of Internet users who have no access to certain banned websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. In short, each of them has great contribution to society. We have stories of 20 of them and you can read rest of stories at our website.  

The list includes extraordinary entrepreneurs and visionary CEOS, celebrity role models and pioneer philanthropists who are transforming the world.

#1– Daphne Nur Öz, Natural foods chef, author, and co-host of ABC’s hit lifestyle
series ‘The Chew’ – New York
#2– Eren Özmen, Chairman and President, Sierra Nevada Corp. - Nevada
#3– Aysegul İldeniz, VP and General Manager for Business Development and Strategy, New Devices Group at Intel Corporation - California
#4– Seval Öz, CEO, Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC - California
#5– Baglan Nurhan Rymes, Chief Digital Officer & SVP Revenue, AnchorFree - California
#6– Serpil Ayaslı, Co-founding Trustee, Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) - New Hampshire
#7– Esra Özer, President, Alcoa Foundation – New York
#8– Evren Doğan Kopelman, Corporate VP, Investor Relations, Ralph Lauren – New York
#9– Mesude Cıngıllı, Assistant VP of the Financial Management Group, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis    - Minnesota
#10– Sumru Belger Krody, Senior Curator of the Eastern Hemisphere Collections at The Textile Museum - Washington, D.C.          
#11– Huma Alpaytac, Founder, President and CEO, Alpaytac Public Relations / Marketing Communications - Illinois
#12– Sara Bengür, Founder, Sara Bengur Interiors – New York
#13– Banu Onaral, H. H. Sun Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Drexel University – Pennsylvania
#14- Çiğdem Bostan, President, Halach Gold Inc. – New York
#15– Nur Ercan, General Manager, The Marmara Park Avenue / The Marmara Manhattan – New York     
#16- Yıldız Blackstone, President, BEluxury – New York
#17- Lydia Borland, President, LB International Solutions – Washington, DC
#18- Aylin Uysal, Senior Design Director and Strategist, Oracle - California
#19- Ciğdem Balım Harding, Senior lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University - Indiana
#20- Pelin Demirel Muharremoğlu, Senior Finance Manager, Capital One - Texas
#21- Hafize Gaye Erkan, Senior VP, CIO and Co-Chief Risk Officer, First Republic Bank – New York
#22- Gülru Necipoğlu Kafadar, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art, Department of Art and Architecture, Harvard University – Massachusetts
#23- Feryal Özel, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics, University of Arizona – Arizona
#24- Aslıhan Yener, Associate Professor of Anatolian Archaeology, The Division of the Humanities, The University of Chicago – Illinois
#25- Füsun Özgüner, Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University – Ohio
#26- Nurgül Yavuzer, President, NT Recycling - Maryland
#27- Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC) - New York     
#28- Seyhan Erden, Professor in the Economics Department, Columbia University – New York
#29- Hande Özdinler, Assistant Professor in Neurology, Ken & Ruth Davee Department, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Illinois
#30- Nilüfer Durak, Chief Operating Officer, Solvoyo – Massachusetts
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