Ahu has more than 25 years of experience in media sales and marketing, including creating and executing integrated marketing programs, branded content, and signature events. As vice president of corporate beauty sales and marketing at the Meredith Corporation, she oversees a team of uncommon women who manage the company's business relationships with L'Oréal, Estee Lauder, and other beauty companies. After her first job out of college at New York Magazine, Ahu has spent the last two decades at a wide variety of magazine brands from House & Garden to Vogue Turkey. In fact, Ahu grew up in Izmir, Turkey and first came to the US to attend Mount Holyoke College, majoring in history and communications. Her daughter Maya is also a communications student at Syracuse University's Newhouse, and together, they split their time between NYC and the Catskills. In addition to her daytime job, Ahu is passionate about supporting Mount Holyoke, GWN and DEI focused work at both Meredith as well as CHIEF, the membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.