Leyla is the lead organiser of the Techstars Startup Weekend Women in Dublin and the Founder of YourYNerwork, a global community of social entrepreneurs and changemakers. She is currently working on a new social enterprise KPesa, which aims to empower women running micro and small businesses to scale their businesses by training them on financial literacy and providing access to capital and markets.
Leyla is a DCU graduate in Accounting and Finance, with experience working for different nonprofit organisations in Dublin, Ireland. She also has an MA in International Relations and as a natural-born activist, one of Leyla’s pastimes is to promote International Trade Justice.
What will be discussed in the session?
In this session, we will hear about how Leyla went from attending her first Techstars Startup Weekend Dublin event in March 2019 where she ended up winning third place, to organizing networking events for Social Entrepreneurs and Changemakers, to later becoming a Techstars Community All-Star in 2022. It’s all about finding your “Y”.
Leyla will share how she is using her journey and the Techstars platform to inspire more women to start working on their startup ideas and overcome their fear. Would you like to get some tips on how to stay resilient while pursuing your dream? Then make sure to join this session!
The event is open to all.
There will be a Q&A segment in this session so get your questions ready!