We are the Women in Risk Advisory. We solve complex problems and foresee risks. We innovate and analyse. We incubate and referee. We help our clients build resilient, sustainable organisations. We imagine new possibilities, connecting trust, resilience, and security to make an impact that matters. We need more like us. We need more like you.
Meet Merve. As a senior manager in Risk Advisory at Deloitte Turkey Merve works with clients to manage and optimise their software spending. Many companies purchase hundreds, or in some cases thousands, of software products. Merve helps her clients identify which software they are not using, or are using improperly, to optimise their expenditures. She does this via client-facing consulting projects and vendor licence and compliance reviews.
In her work, Merve regularly interacts with many accomplished professionals who inspire her to bring her best each day. She also enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and is excited about the opportunities this creates to experience different work cultures. “I feel really lucky to be working here,” she says. “My supervisors inspire me. I get to learn a lot from them. I feel lucky to be a part of this team.”
Merve hopes to see more women in Risk Advisory because, “I’d love to see more detail-oriented, organised women sitting at the table and working together.” Her experiences at Deloitte have shown Risk to be a field in which women are eager to collaborate, support each other, and watch each other succeed.
One of Merve’s proudest achievements is a project in which she participated in centralising the IT operations and assets of a beverage company that provides services to seven different geographies, including Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Merve spent a month abroad for this project, and deeply values the experience.
Her advice to women who are considering careers in Risk is to, “first, be curious. Second, always be open to learning new things. Never be afraid of asking questions, because that is one of the most important ways for you to grow in Risk, and in life, too.”
We need more like Merve. We need more like you.