Renowned entrepreneur and angel investor, Gulay Ozkan, stands out as one of the 99% conference's 10 innovators (2012) and among the UK Design Council's 20 strategic design experts (2016). With a global impact, she was invited to Singularity University’s GSP13 program at NASA Ames and secured second place at the DMI2019 Design Value Awards in Boston. Listed on Fast Company’s Top 100 Female Founders in Turkey, Gulay received the Microsoft 2020 Woman Leader Making a Difference award. Featured on the 2023 DMI Global Design Leaders list, she serves as a visiting lecturer at ESSEC Business School in Paris and is the author of "Design Leadership: Past, Present, and Future" in Germany. She has served as a curator and a member of the Advisory board of SXSW since 2019.
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