Idil Türkmenoglu had been working for 30 years in Human Resources, Talent, Culture and Organization Development & Sustainability functions for two major conglomarates namely Dogus and Boyner Groups active mainly at media, technology, retail, e-com, hospitality sectors. Her last position before she moved onto freelancing in February 2018 was the Ex-Co Member and Vice President for Boyner Group responsible for HR, Communications and Sustainability.
In 2019, she served as a talent consultant to Turkish Presidency HR Office and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipalty.
Today she is an Independent Board Member at predominent companies, namely Sun Tekstil, Farplas and Nurus, and giving consulting services to several other companies’ Board or ExCO levels on leadership, organisations, talent and culture, internal communication, sustainability and change management.
She has a Management degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and completed a certificate program on Strategic HR Management in Wharton Business School. She also participated in the “Positive Organisational Scholarship” studies in University of Michigan. Idil completed her graduate study in Phychology at Istanbul Commerce University. Following Istanbul, Yeditepe, Koç Universities, she is now teaching at Bogazici University.
Her first book is called “Office Stories” (2005). Idil published her second work entitled “Positive Management” in 2011. In partnership with Aysun Sayin, she was one of the main Editors of the Equality at Work Handbook. She published “Internal Communication” and “Networking” (co-authored by Taysever) this year. Her last book is called Culture & Workplace Democracy (to be published).
Idil served at Global Compact Turkey. Her memberships include Arya Women Investment Platform, 30% Club, Women in Boardroom, Society of Human Resources Management, International Positive Psychology Association, BÜMED, KALİD, Common Purpose, People Management Association of Turkey and the Corporate Volunteers Association. She is a global mentor in Vital Voices Program.
Idil is also active in stage&digital arts industry. Besides Biraderler Yapım partnerhip, she is a social entrepreneur, investing in children with theatre focused intense developmental programs through Cocuk Genç Sanat Tiyatro.
She has two children, Talia and Mira.