Özlem Cekic is an inspiring speaker, author, and former politician who has dedicated her career to promoting cultural understanding, breaking down barriers, and fostering inclusivity. Born in Ankara, Turkey, Özlem’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming a nurse, politician, and renowned debater has shaped her unique perspective and insights.

As a keynote speaker, Özlem’s expertise lies in the integration of immigrants and diversity in the workplace. Her talks are highly valued by clients and audience members who appreciate her intimate and personal speaking style. Whether addressing students, leaders, or employees, Özlem has the exceptional ability to connect with her audience, truly listening and understanding people from all walks of life.

Özlem’s impact on the political agenda in Denmark has been profound. She made history as the first individual with a minority background to be elected onto the Danish Nursing Association’s board. During her time as a member of parliament, she became well known for her unwavering commitment to her values despite facing resistance. Today, free from party-politics, Özlem believes she can make an even greater difference by focusing on her role as a speaker and advocate for cultural diversity.

In addition to her speaking engagements, Özlem is a celebrated author. Her books, including Fra Føtex til Folketinget (From Føtex to the Parliament), offer insightful perspectives on her personal experiences as a public figure, nurse, and bridge-builder between cultures. Her work has been recognized and featured in various media outlets, including BBC.

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