Filiz Yayla was born in Eskişehir,in 1968. She graduated from Uludağ University, Faculty of Engineering, Textile Engineering. She has a doctorate from Uludağ University  in recognition of textile technology in 2000. During the post graduate and doctorate period, she has been worked as research assistant in textile engineering department of this university between 1989 and 1996. Afterwards, she has been started working at Aunde Teknik which is international company in automotive sector. She served as  Engineering & Quality Manager in 1996-2009 and she has been working as a Plant Manager  since 2009 in this company.  Her professional specialties are project management, management systems, technical textiles, automotive textiles and continuous improvement tools.

Filiz Yayla has been the member of Uludağ Soroptimist Club since 2010. She served as the Club Secretary, Program Director and Vice President. In SI Turkey, she worked as Assistant Program Director  (2016-2018), Program Director (2018-2021), Coordinator of Project Committee (2018-2021).

She is the Program Director of Turkish Union for 2021-2023.

She is a member of Kalder Bursa Branch – European Foundation for Quality Management since 2013. She served as Board Member (2013-2015) and  Supervisory Board Member (2015-2017) in this association. She was a member of BUİKAD- Bursa Businesswomen and Executives Association between  2011-2016. In that period, she has been attended four years as coach to the project of “Punctuation” that the purpose of enabling young female university-students to get prepared for the business life with firm steps.

She is married and has one daughter.