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Filiz Bikmen

Senior Program Officer for Turkey
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    Languages Spoken: English, Turkish

Filiz is Senior Program Officer for EMpower in Turkey. In addition to this role, she advises families, foundations and NGOs in developing strategies and programs to promote social justice and development. For more than a decade, Filiz has held senior positions at leading Turkish foundations (Sabanci Foundation, Third Sector Foundation of Turkey) where she designed and implemented programs that fund local and national gender, youth and disability rights initiatives and support capacity building for civil society development. She has published extensively, served as Chairman of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, in Washington D.C., and is currently a Board Member of the Interaction Institute for Social Change in Boston. Prior to the nonprofit sector, Filiz Bikmen worked as an organizational development and change management consultant in the private sector. She holds a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a dual degree in Psychology and Business Communications from the State University of New York.

More about Filiz Bikmen
EM GIVES - A Night Out with EMpower
Posted 28 October 2016
EMpower Learning Journey on Adolescent Girls Programming in India
Posted 24 February 2017
EMpower staff featured in Alliance Magazine!
Posted 08 September 2017

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Cynthia Steele

Executive Vice President

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Lee Takakjian

Marketing & Communications Director

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Ciara Masterson

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Nisha Dhawan

Senior Program Officer for India & Regional Advisor, Asia

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Neha Broota

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Theodoros Chronopoulos

Senior Program Officer for Africa

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Caitlin Mitchell

Program and Evaluation Officer

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Gritt Richter

Senior Program Officer for East & Southeast Asia

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Carmen Morcos

Senior Program Officer for Latin America

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Jayanthi Pushkaran

Assistant Program Officer for India

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Shelbi Goldman

Global Operations Manager

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Kayla Kohlenberg

Development and Communications Specialist

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Filiz Bikmen

Senior Program Officer for Turkey

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Wilson Ventura

Controller

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Jacqueline Chen

Hong Kong Development and Engagement Manager

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Ailsa Cheung

Development and Operations Assistant

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Blandine West

UK Development and Communications Assistant

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