Dilara Y.

Dilara Y.

Business Development Manager for Turkey

What’s your name?

Dilara Yurttakalan

What’s your title?

Business Development Manager for Turkey

What does your job entail?

Network growth, having interactions with students (which was my dream job), determining different markets in Turkey which are related to our business, getting to know different companies and building relations with them, meeting different people with different cultures and different hopes, aiming to grow as much as we can, helping people by providing information and guiding, collaborating and creating

What is a typical day like?

Wake up and hit the coffee maker. Take oatmeal and coffee to the workroom. Check today’s agenda, check e-mails, make calls, follow up with the day’s actions needed. Have lunch and catch up with my fiancé and my parents at the same time. Then I continue to work. I cook before my fiancé comes from work. We eat dinner and we talk about our day. We watch series and films mostly. 

Favorite memory?

When me and my fiancé first moved to Colorado we had a walk around to discover the neighborhood and we loved the nature. That day what I felt was literally “piece” when it is compared to a city like Istanbul with all the rush and traffic in it.

 What do you like most about your job?

Touching people’s lives by helping them to achieve their goals.

Where are you from?

I am from Istanbul, Turkey.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

I love cooking and listening to good music.

Who are your favorite sports teams?

Beşiktaş (Soccer team in Istanbul)

What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

When I visited my cousins in New York with my fiancé I have seen all the girls were doing this twerk dance. Then I tried it home which was not even an example of it, but we laughed. Then I kept doing the same dance as it was my own style time to time.

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