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Sedef Koktenturk follows her dreams

Originally Published: June 8, 2011
By Jenny Everett

It was the summer of 2006 when investment banker Sedef Koktenturk, 32, walked into her boss's office at Goldman Sachs to announce that she was quitting. She had to leave the impressive gig in order to train, she told them, and hopefully qualify for the Olympics in women's windsurfing. Definitely a surprise. But it was the suited-up company's response that really shocked her: If you have a shot, you should go for it.

Koktenturk knew she had at least that -- a shot. She also knew that ...

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