Yasemin Sirali

Yasemin Sirali

Advisory Board Member
International Programs Advisor

Yasemin Sirali, MBA, is the Director of Ozyegin Social Investments, a network of institutions including the Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV), Husnu Ozyegin Foundation (HMOV), Iz Child Centers, and Ozyegin University based in Turkey. Ozyegin Social Investments have focused on education, girls’ empowerment, rural development, health, and culture with a significant concentration on education, from early childhood through to higher education.

Prior to joining Ozyegin Social Investments, Yasemin worked as a management consultant at the New York City, Philadelphia, and Istanbul offices of Deloitte Consulting, where she provided advisory services to multinational companies on strategic and operational business issues.

Yasemin completed an Honors degree in Economics and French Literature at Swarthmore College before obtaining an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Yasemin is a Board Member of Iz Child Centers, Member of the Integration Strategy Group of the German Marshall Fund, former Fellow of the Harvard University FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Young Global Leader of the BMW Foundation, and Founding Member of the First Lego League Science Heroes Association in Turkey.

Recommended Reading:

  1. Sunar, D., Kağıtçıbaşı, C., Leckman, J., Britto, P., Panter-Brick, C., Pruett, K., Reyes, M., Hodges, W., Zonderman, A., Yazgan, Y. Göksel, A. & Sırali, Y. (2013). Is early childhood relevant to peacebuilding?. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 8(3), 81-85.
  2. Yale University & AҀEV Partnership (2012). Ecology of peace: Formative childhoods and pPeacebuilding. A brief note
  3. Early childhood development: What does it cost to provide it at scale?
  4. AÇEV and its Father Support Program


  1. Importance of early childhood care and education services for gender equality
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