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Esin Norris Nilgun Odemir

Taking Risks with Courage and Self-Confidence, with Esin Norris & Nilgün Özdemir

Episode 122

What happens when you tackle each day with courage? When you aren’t afraid to take risks? When you approach every job that you’re given with dedication? Esin Norris and Nilgün Özdemir believe that courage, risk-taking, and diligence are essential ingredients to creating a meaningful life.


Esin and Nilgün share their stories of overcoming obstacles as working women in Istanbul, Turkey in the mid-1980s. Both from humble beginnings, the two overcame poverty and societal limitations on women and are now flourishing as dynamic women in the workforce.


Esin works as a sought-after tour guide in Instanbul, while Nilgün utilizes her rich background in the textiles industry in her current role at Ekoteks Laboratory.


In this episode of Money Loves Women, join Dr. Deborah Ekstrom, Esin Norris, and Nilgün Özdemir to learn more about what it was like growing up as a young woman in Turkey in the 1970s and 1980s, how the perception of Turkish women in the workforce has evolved over the last 30 years and both guest’s advice on what it takes to overcome obstacles to find success.


Topics Discussed:

  • Career changes
  • Working in a family business
  • Evolving Perception of Women in the Workforce
  • Requirements to become a tour guide in Turkey
  • What it takes to be successful as a woman


Esin’s Contact Information and Recommended Touring Agencies:

Newport International Travel

3848 Campus Drive, Suite 113

Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA

Office: +1 (949) 719-2800

Home:  +1 (949) 854-2558

Mobile:  +1 (949) 254-1274 – Text&WhatsApp

Contact name: Ms. Engin Kadaster

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