2015 Women Who Make a Difference Award
Prof. Dr. Funda Sivrikaya Şerifoğlu, is one of 12 women presented with the 2015 Women Who Make a Difference Award at the International Women's Forum (IWF) World Leadership Conference on October 30, 2015 in Boston. The award is given to women who are recognized as exemplary role models for women's progress and development, demonstrate a track record of outstanding achievements, are highly respected in their professional fields and are publicly recognized for contributions to the community.
The International Women's Forum, founded in 1982 and currently with a membership of 6,200 women from 33 countries, advances leadership across careers, cultures, and continents by connecting the world's most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievements.
Prof.Dr. Funda Sivrikaya Şerifoğlu is the founding president of Duzce University, Turkey, and a leader in education and community service, especially in the education of women in leadership and other areas. She is currently working as the dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.
The women leaders honored as 2015 Women Who Made a Difference are:
HAYDEE MIRANDA DE GARCÍA (EVP of Sumesa S.A. & Vice President, IWF Ecuador IWF Ecuador)
PEGGY ELLIOTT GOLDWYN ( Founder, The Family of Woman Film Festival. Film and Television Writer, Novelist and Documentary Film Producer/Writer IWF Idaho SR.)
STANISLAUS KENNEDY (Founder and Life President of Focus Ireland IWF Ireland)
SARA MELTZER (Board Member, America-Israel Friendship League & Co-Founder IWF Israel IWF Israel)
RANIA ANDERSON (President and Founder, The Way Women Work IWF Kansas)
MELEK EL NIMER (Founder, Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) IWF Lebanon)
GLORIA CORDES LARSON, JD (President, Bentley University Massachusetts Women's Forum)
MICHO F. SPRING (Chair, Weber Shandwick's Global Corporate Practice and its President of the New England Region Massachusetts Women's Forum)
JUDGE HARRIET LANSING (Former judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Past President of the Uniform Law Commission of the United States IWF Minnesota)
DIANE P. HOLDER (President and Chief Executive Officer, UPMC Health Plan IWF Pittsburgh)
SHARON CHRISTOPHER (Deputy CEO, First Citizens Bank IWF Trinidad & Tobago)
PROF. DR. FUNDA SIVRIKAYA SERIFOGLU (President, Duzce University & IWF Turkey)
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