Nurdeniz Tunçer

Founder, Guide Dogs Association Turkey

After graduating from the Law Faculty at Istanbul University in 2001, Nurdeniz registered at Istanbul Bar. She started a law office which focused on business and contract law. She has devoted an increasing amount of her time and energy to disability rights in Turkey. Working to adequately train and provide guide dogs through the Guide Dog Association is a major part of these efforts. In her role as President of this association, Nurdeniz also works to advance the legal status and standard of living for the visually impaired in her country, providing them with employment and improved education opportunities. Her own visual impairment began when she was 10 years old, which makes this mission of empowering all members of the community personal to her. In 2017, the Sabanci Foundation selected her as a Change Maker.

 

RezzanTunçer was born in 1951 in Izmir. She was the General Manager of Ozel Kartal Acil Medikal and Deniz Consultancy companies. She studied occupational safety. She is a Board member of the Turkish Guide Dog Association. Rezzan was also the captain of the volleyball team in her youth. She loves cooking, reading, needlework and travelling and is a very strong lady, who loves working with teams.