ASLI ÖZKARA
MSc. ASLI ÖZKARA
Project Manager, Siemens
Turkey

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Biography
I'm a 32-year-old engineer who wants to inspire young women to discover what they really want. I completed my Bachalor's degree at Electrical Engineer Major, Istanbul Technical University and Master's degree at the same school and at the same major. Now it has been 7.5 years of experience in total, 4 years of Sales and 2.5 years of Project Management in the Energy Sector. You can ask me what ever you want about everything. I always wanted to be an architect until I was told it paid less. When I was in senior year in high school what I wanted most was to be an industrial designer. I got this idea from the elder ones who said that I would be paid well while designing. With the test I took (here in Turkey it is a must), I won an electrical engineering major. When I look at what I was dreaming and what I became now, it looks strange. I really feel sorry that I had no one who could have inspired and guided me respecting what I really wanted and my skills. Instead, I had closed-minded unhappy men who wished for more respect and money at their own jobs or people who measure success with the school name or your major. That's why, now I want to inspire young women to be aware of themselves and follow their dreams by combining their skills. On April 17th, I'll make a speech in Istanbul Technical University where I graduated to the Women in Engineering initiative of IEEE. I hope I'd inspire them as Debbie Sterling did her audience in the TEDx event. I'm really happy to be part of this community. Don't forget to have fun :)
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Education
Istanbul Technical University, M.Sc. Engineering 2009 Istanbul Technical University, B.S. Engineering 2005
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.