Elmira Bayrasli: Traveling along an innovative pipeline
by: Claire McGovern, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Pipeline
What is Elmira Bayrasli made of? The perfect balance of unquenchable curiosity, undeniable optimism, a deep connection to her Turkish roots, and foresight to imagine the world as she wants it to be. This could explain Elmira’s dedication to her work at Endeavor, a New York-based nonprofit supporting high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Edited by: Ghazel Ghazaleh Abassalian, Video Editor, Pipeline
"I am a storyteller," explains Elmira. "I have always been passionate about writing and telling people’s stories." A woman innovator creatively imagines the world as she wishes it to be. With a passion for writing and telling stories, Elmira’s imagination is endless. Her career pipeline is now taking her to Turkey to unleash the entrepreneurship potential in the Middle East. She will undoubtedly tell the stories of her exciting new work there and the people her imagination touches. To a budding woman innovator such as myself, Elmira’s success and continued dedication to the greater good is inspirational.
Watch the video to hear more about Elmira’s personal pipeline and her nuggets of advice to future innovators.
*In Elmira’s #womaninnovator interview, she draws on Elif Shafak’s comments on creative writing shared in a TED talk.
Claire McGovern is Pipeline’s Strategic Initiatives Manager. Her responsibilities include overseeing Pipeline’s social media presence, content creation, volunteer management, and producing the #womaninnovator video series. As she completes her senior year at Fordham University studying English and Women’s Studies, Claire looks forward to continuing to meet inspiring women innovators, sharing their stories, and documenting her journey through her own career pipeline.