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 has more than 15 years of professional experience, in retail banking and SME banking. She is the member of advisory board of Independent Women Directors Project. She received the Women in Business Award by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.