Yüklenme Tarihi: 16 Şubat 2012 - 08:47
Tara Ağaçayak: Wonder
About this talk
Tara Agacayak takes us along her journey from a data specialist in the U.S. Department of Defense to becoming an entrepreneur based in Istanbul, with a stop-over as a housewife in Pendik.
About Tara Agacayak
After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, Tara Agacayak joined the US Department of Defense as a data specialist.
During that time she completed a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management and met her Turkish husband. They were married in 2002 and moved to Turkey. When her struggle to adjust to a new culture and find a suitable job in the tiny town of Golcuk turned into a devastating identity crisis, Tara found direction by attending a global women’s leadership program. Melding her local environment, interest in women’s initiatives and global outlook, she built an e-commerce business selling handmade Turkish products. With the rise of the social web, Tara has turned the experience she gained from running her e-boutique into a consulting business for those looking to build their own global micro-businesses. As co-initiator of GlobalNiche.net, Tara supports the creative self-enterprise of a global community through programs aimed at building and promoting professional web platforms through a combination of technology and personal development.
And she recently became Vice President of Business Development for Linqto, a web app for live broadcasts over Facebook.