Diversity & Inclusion Global Leader | NielsenIQ
Funda Kalemci is the Global Leader of Diversity & Inclusion at NielsenIQ. In this role, she is responsible for managing NielsenIQ's global diversity and inclusion efforts including the Employee Resource Groups and Inclusion Impact Teams, globally, leading the company’s plans to meet gender, racial/ethnic representation aspirational targets as well as drive the agenda for diverse abilities, multinational and LGBT+ programs. With 9 Employee Resource Groups, 58 active Inclusion Impact Teams in over 84 countries, 600 Program Leaders and 3,000 ERG members; the company’s mission is to shape an inclusive culture and create an engaging employee experience by embedding diversity & inclusion in all the processes within the company.
During her 11-year tenure at Nielsen/NielsenIQ, Funda served in various teams across the organization and successfully launched different process improvement solutions within the operations teams. In addition to her day job, she led the Women in Nielsen (WIN) Employee Resource Group in Turkey, served as an Inclusion Ambassador for Europe, and launched 2 other ERGs (PRIDE & N-GEN) in Turkey even before joining the D&I team. She has also led Nielsen Cares and Nielsen Green teams locally and globally, creating opportunities for all associates to participate in different programs and volunteering opportunities aimed at making an uncommon impact in the communities where we live and work and improving diversity & inclusion in the organization and community. Before joining NielsenIQ, Funda has worked in a wide range of industries from retail to education to special projects.
Funda currently serves as an Advisory Board Member in African Diversity & Inclusion Center and is an active member of LEAD Network.
Funda has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in American Culture. She holds a professional certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is married with two sons.