Funda serves as Global Leader, Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Nielsen. In this role, Funda is responsible for leading Nielsen's Employee Resource Groups and Inclusion Impact Teams globally. With 9 Employee Resource Groups and Inclusion Impact Teams active in over 75 countries, 400+ Leaders and over 7,500 members, the mission is to embed diversity & inclusion in all the processes within the company. Prior to her current role, Funda led the Women in Nielsen (WIN) Employee Resource Group in Turkey, served as an Inclusion Ambassador for Europe and launched 2 other ERGs (PRIDE & N-GEN) in Turkey.
During her tenure at Nielsen, Funda served in various teams across the organization and successfully launched different process improvement solutions within the operations teams. She has also led Nielsen Cares and Nielsen Green teams locally and globally, creating opportunities for all associates to participate in different programs and volunteering opportunities aimed at making an uncommon impact in the communities where we live and work and improving diversity & inclusion in the organization and community.
Funda has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in American Culture. She holds a professional certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.