In Turkey, WEConnect International is working with Kagider to identify, educate, register, and certify women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States. 

News and Events

Testimonial about Nilay Celik

(November 19, 2015) Thank you for sharing this great opportunity with me. It is my pleasure to write my feelings and experiences.I joined WEConnect International as woman owned business 4 to 5 years ago. When I received the first official invitation letter about WEConnect International's partnership with KAGIDER and Accenture in Turkey to offer certification, I became very happy and applied for certification immediately. Last year I was  certified and since then, WEConnect International, Accenture, KAGIDER and especially Nilay herself helped me to gain many valuable information and know-how about business, entrepreneurship and sustainability. WEConnect International is one of my first priorities and I always create time to participate the trainings. The team spirit is great and I enjoy it a lot. I appreciate all your efforts and support. Thank you for accepting me to the WEConnect International family.

Derka Turkkorkmaz
ManAsset Staffing Solutions
Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Testimonial about Nilay Celik

(November 19, 2015)WEConnect International in Turkey has introduced us many women entreprenuers that we did not know about. They have been a strong bridge between the women business owners and the corporate members. Nilay Celik has brought us a different vision and a new approach to working with women owned businesses in Turkey. They have also introduced us to new channel partners, such as Kagider. We are so happy to know the WEConnect İnternatıonal in Turkey team!

Corporate Member

"Working with Corporates – Increase your Sales Skills" Inspires Women Business Owners

Language: Turkish
Date: 5 June 2015
Location: Accenture Ofis, Etiler

"Working with Corporates – Increase your Sales Skills" training was held on June 5, 2015 with 19 women business owners in attendance. 

Özlem Kestioğlu, sales executive at Accenture, shared tips of what makes a sales meeting successful / unsuccessful. Training included lots of proactive role playing, and attendees' feedback was very positive especially due to the proactive model of the training.

Soon, WEConnect International in Turkey will organize another training with Accenture, "Working with Corporates – Increase your Legal / Conracting Skills."


In Conjunction with the WBENC National Conference, WEConnect International Presents International Day 2015 


Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

Location: Austin, TX

If your company is interested in the U.S. Market, seeks international business relationships, or wants to grow and expand, please join us for WEConnect International Day!

You will leave the conference with:

  • New contacts from potential business clients and partners
  • Stronger relationships with women business owners and corporate members in the WEConnect International network
  • Advanced knowledge, tools, and resources for leveraging the contacts and your network for future business success

Please NoteThis event is a by invitation only event. Anyone who registers is subject to verification and only a written confirmation from WEConnect International will be accepted at the door. Guests whom are not invited by WEConnect International will be put on a wait list to be confirmed a week prior to the event based on space availability. 

Register now for International Day and for the WBENC National Conference.

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Kurumsal Dünya ile Çalışmak - Satış ve Sunum Yeteneklerini Artırma

Date: 10 April 2015

Location: AC Hotel (Marriott) Istanbul, Macka

Experienced senior executives from big corporations will be sharing sales and presentation skills with women's business enterprises. You will learn what to do and what not to do before, during, and after any corporates sales meeting This event is sponsored by member corporation Accenture.

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WEConnect International - B2B

21 Ocak 2015 Çarşamba günü sizleri DKNY desteği ile gerçekleştireceğimiz yeni yılın ilk WEConnect B2B etkinliğine davet etmek istiyoruz. Ürün ve hizmetlerinizi diğer katılımcılara ve kurumlardan gelecek satın alma temsilcilerine sunabileceğiz toplantı yuvarlak masa formatında olup her katılımcıya sunumu için 5 dakika verilecektir. Toplantıya kadın girişimciler ve kurum satın alma/pazarlama temsilcileri davetlidir.

Tarih: 21 Ocak 2015

Saat: 09:30-13:30

Yer: KAGİDER, 19 Mayıs Caddesi, A Rezidansı No:35 Kat 1 Daire 20 Fulya

Akış: 09:30-10:00 10:00-12:00 12:00-13:30
Katılımcı Sunumları
Kurumsal katılımcılar ile networking yemeği

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Söz konusu etkinliğe katılım ücretsiz olup, katılan kadın girişimcilerin WeConnect’e kayıtlı olması gerekmektedir. Kayıtlı olmayanlar etkinlik öncesi linkinden yapabilirsiniz.

WEConnect Academy Trainings in Person and Online

On October 28, Accenture hosted 23 Turkish women business owners for three days of market access trainings using the WEConnect Academy training modules developed by Walmart and localized by Accenture. Representatives from Accenture and Walmart also participated to present the information along with representatives from Coca-Cola, RBS, Turkven Private Equity and Vodafone.  Women business owners learned how to understand and reach their customer, build a business partnership, and the importance of diversity in the supply chain.

WEConnect International certified and self-registered business owners can access the training modules of the WEConnect Academy in English, Spanish and Chinese by logging in to the eNetwork here.


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Contact Information

Nilay Celik

Nilay Çelik
Turkey Representative
Tel: +90 549 732 03 77
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