Founder and Managing Director
Gulden is a natural leader whose business savvy and big-picture thinking enable organizations to tell their stories in meaningful ways and achieve business results through communications. Gulden was selected as one of the ‘2019 Top Women in Retail’ by Mass Market Retail and as a ‘2019 Top Women in PR’ by PRNews among other awards she has won over the course of her 25 year career.
Driven by her experience living and working in the U.S. and abroad, she takes a global view of her work but acts locally to impact communities where her companies have a presence and can be a force for change. Gulden has built and led diverse, high-performing communications and public affairs teams at global Fortune 100 companies, including Pfizer, Abbott, AbbVie and Walgreens. Gulden excels at reinventing the way companies share their stories with the world, through influencer-led social media outreach and a focus on integrated communications across digital, internal, earned and paid media.
She is a sought-after speaker for her business and communications savvy, global point-of-view, passion for developing talent and advocacy for the roles communications and innovation play in advancing business goals.
Gulden serves on the board of the New York-based Turkish Philanthropy Funds, the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California’s Center for Public Relations, on the DE&I Advisory Group for Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and on the board of SUPSAN, a privately held car parts company with operations throughout Europe.
Beyond her role as a leader and mentor, Gulden is passionate about her family and her role as a working mother of two. In 2015, she published her first book, “Mommy Goes to the Office,” as a way to help explain to her children what it is like to work in an office setting and the professional life of working mother. She is currently working on a sequel called “Mom Works from Home” to be published later this year.
Gulden holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Master of Science degree in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences from the University of Marmara in Istanbul, Turkey.