UNDP Accelerator Lab, Azerbaijan
Head of Exploration
Leyla holds a master's degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California, is fellow of Edmund Hillary Fellowship (community of global changemakers in New Zealand). Leyla has 13+ years of business background in Azerbaijan, Turkey, and New Zealand. Her areas of experience include Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations, Social Entrepreneurship, EdTech. She worked for companies such as Procter & Gamble, Carlsberg, Anadolu Medical Center, and more. For the last three years, Leyla has been working on her projects and has created a social enterprise which implements educational initiatives for parents and children. She is also an alumna of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program “Women in STEAM” and Creative Industries Mentorship program by the Embassy of Finland. Leyla has championed first Inclusivity Hackathon supported by UNDP Azerbaijan and has recently joined UNDP family as Head of Exploration part of disruptive global UNDP initiative called Accelerator Labs. Leyla is proud part of Accelerator Labs family which only exists in 60 countries of the world.