Özlem (she/her) is a women’s wellbeing educator and practitioner. She has over 15 years of corporate experience across various disciplines, such as Accounting, Marketing, People Development and Organisational Change Projects. She has also worked cross-culturally and served on secondments in India, Dubai and the UK. Özlem studied wellbeing science at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education and Centre for Wellbeing Science. Özlem graduated with First-Class Honours in the Master in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) and was awarded for her academic excellence with a place on the Dean’s Honours List – only awarded to the top 3% of students in their year.
She founded Spirit of WomanKind, a wellbeing company for multicultural women seeking to prevent burnout, fulfil their potential and flourish. As the daughter of immigrants, Özlem’s work focuses on empowering culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women and adult daughters of immigrants/refugees in the workplace. To promote multicultural women’s flourishing, she focuses on internal factors, such as a sense of self and belonging; external factors, such as organisational policies and social structures. Through her holistic approach, she strives to create ripples of impact that benefit the self, society, and systems.
In addition to MAPP, Özlem holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). She is an IECL-accredited coach and registered positive psychology practitioner with the Positive Psychology Guild. Özlem is also part of the academic teaching team at the University of NSW. She complements her vocation by volunteering with Step into Work, a career development program for underprivileged women, including refugee and immigrant women.