Certified InterPlay Leader
Canan Arikan is an entrepreneur, women’s advocate, and InterPlayer Leader-in-Training. She has more than 16 years of volunteer work supporting and empowering women and youth. Since arriving in the United States four years ago, she has earned the Level-1 Certificate in Applied InterPlay and co-created 4 InterPlay workshops and one English-language 5-workshop series to support international women and her wider community. In 2018, asylee Canan and her collaborator Ruth Schowalter founded “Sustaining International Sisters” (SIS) to bring together asylum seekers, other international women, and U.S. citizens in the metro-Atlanta. In 2019, they launched online Global SIS: InterPlay to continue to connect with and support women who left Atlanta and returned their countries. Canan holds an MBA and completed graduate studies for a PhD in Management and Organization.