Selin Öz received her undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University and her MBS from the Manchester Business School in 2001. Since 2007, she has been the SME Banking Entrepreneurship Banking Manager at Garantibank. She has also been leading the development and implementation of the Women Entrepreneurship Program at Garantibank, Turkey’s first private bank that has developed a specific program for women entrepreneurs as a worldwide best practice. She has led banking, marketing, strategy, and fund raising management of Women Entrepreneurship Program with many IFIs, government organizations, NGOs and universities.She is also Co-Founder of GarantiPartners Accelerating Program. She has more than 20 years of professional experience, in retail banking and SME banking. She is the board member of SosyalBen Foundation. She received the Women in Business Award by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.