Almila is the newest team member of Talentmelon.
She describes herself as a gender equality advocate, human rights defender, science enthusiast, and a chef in progress! On a day-to-day basis, you may find her enjoying a good article by Phil Plait or a documentary by Carl Sagan, with a side of a spicy meal course.
She graduated from Yeditepe University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language Education. She is passionate about languages when it comes to both learning and teaching them. During her university experience, she had the chance to have a good impact on the World and its people with the international student organization AIESEC. She worked on different projects in Istanbul, London, and Cardiff, where she grew and found her career passion. In her last experience, she worked as Talent Advisory and Employer Branding Gennext in Unilever Turkey.
She is always ready&steady to bring energy, enthusiasm, and joy into her work. What drives her is the positive impact she has on businesses with her clear-cut attitude. She is an inquisitive thinker who is always up for intellectual challenge. She believes she has a good sense of work ethic with her ESTJ-A type personality!
Building engagement through culture and values practices, creating a better experience for candidates and employees, and helping them to explore their best selves is what Berna does the best.
Berna’s previous experience includes serving as a Talent Acquisition Consultant at Accenture and various technology-focused companies like Kartaca, Crenvo İK . Her experience includes talent acquisition, recruitment marketing, campus recruitment strategy, candidate experience design, organizational and leadership development, performance management.
During her experience in Accenture, in addition to her Talent Acquisition role, Berna handled international talent acquisition projects across the MENA region. She currently acts as a "Talent Partner Consultant" in Talentmelon and helps growing technology companies in setting their recruiting strategies, creating the best candidate and employee experience.
She also cares deeply about inclusion and diversity in the workplace and she is committed to creating a difference (Top Women Hiring Across Region- 2018 – Accenture Turkey).
She finds success in harmony and positivity. Berna loves design & art disciplines and enjoys practicing yoga.
She has a BA degree in Psychology from Özyeğin University. During her university years, she did many internships, led many volunteering projects in China, Italy, and Turkey as well as was an active member in many community initiatives. After her graduation, she started building her career by working at EF Education First, in Hawaii, San Francisco and New York a Global Intern and EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Vienna as an HR Management Trainee. Now she joins Talentmelon as a Talent Partner.
Her enthusiasm is to empower people and organizations with her competencies.She loves to keep up to date with the latest research on wellbeing, diversity, motivation, and personal development to create more healthy and productive workplaces since she has a research-oriented background.
If you meet Özge on a weekend hanging out with her friends at a coffee shop (imagine pandemic is over), you’ll probably see her talking about her next hiking trip, volunteering opportunities, or why Brooklyn 99 is ending.
Creating truly human company culture, making growing tech companies a great place to work and live and boosting the productivity of companies by creating the best employee experience are the areas Sure knows best.
As a true believer of growth mindset, her passion drove her to build Talentmelon in 2018, a company that serves only to growing startups. Sure’s mind is always focused on producing creative & new age actionable “people and culture” related solutions that will boost startups' growth.
Her career in Human Resources began with a company consistently ranked one of the world’s best places to work. As a HR professional she played a vital role during the growth phase of the Accenture in Turkey from 70 people to 700 people in 10 years and later worked as part of Accenture's global talent strategy team to make Accenture a truly human workplace to work and live. During her journey, she has built a strong experience in talent strategy, employee experience design, organizational and leadership development, performance management, OKR coaching, and compensation & reward strategy.
Her project experience with 15 technology scaleups in Talentmelon coupled with past experience at Accenture enables her to understand and address Founders’ and CEO’s agenda in a way that few can.
She holds a MBA degree from Boğaziçi University, HRM Degree from Bocconi University and BA in International Relations from Dokuz Eylul University.
When she is not busy helping companies in their HR agenda, you will find her working on new startup ideas, playing her lovely daughter Tuna or riding her motorbike:)