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
Tedarikte Kadin Olmak a Huge Success
WEConnect International is very happy to share that our latest Meet the Corporate event in Turkey — "TEDARİKTE KADIN OLMAK” — was a huge success!
We’d like to extend our gratitude to those who made the event possible:
- ÖzÜM 10000 Women, our partner organisation on this event, for all their team work;
- TEB Kadın Bankacılığı and MSD Turkey, our Local Corporate Members, for their leadership and support; and
- Şişli Municipality, our host, for their full support to ensure the event went smoothly!
28th April, 2016
Tedarikte Kadin Olmak
28 Nisan 2016 da, "Tedarikte Kadin Olmak" etkinliğinde WEConnect Türkiye olarak, ÖzÜM 10.000 Kadın ile birlikte, MSD Türkiye ve TEB’i ağırlıyoruz. Katkılarından dolayı Şişli Belediyesi’ne gönülden teşekkürler.
WEConnect International in Turkey Celebrates International Women's Day
On March 8, 2016, WEConnect International in Turkey representatives attended the "Women Suppliers Forum,” held in partnership by Garanti Bank and KAGİDER. Turkey Market Lead Nilay Çelik was a panelist at the conference. Her speech was about empowering women business owners to access global markets. To date, nearly 160 women business owners have self-registered with or been certified by WEConnect International in Turkey.
Local Corporate Member Trains Women Business Owners
On February 12 and 25, 2016, local corporate member Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) held two trainings for bank clients representing women-owned business. The first training subject was “Developing Leadership Skills” and the second one was about “Human Resources”
#WEConnectturkiye and #TEBleKadın partnering on empowering women to access new markets.
Milliyet: “Kadın patronlar dünyayı değiştirecek”
Her yıl 8 Mart Dünya Kadınlar Günü'nü kutluyoruz. Peki, sizce kaçımız aslında ne kadar değerli olduğumuzu biliyoruz?
Araştırmalara göre kadın erkek eşitsizliği ortadan kalktığı takdirde dünya ekonomisine 2025 yılında 12 trilyon Amerikan Doları fayda sağlanacağı tahmin ediliyor. Bu katkı, ülke ve dünya ekonomisi açısından gerçekten çok büyük ve önemli.
Kadının ekonomik açıdan değerinin anlaşılması ve artması doğal olarak sosyal sorunlarımızın da çözümlerini getirecektir…
On February 11, 2016, WEConnect International's Turkey representative Nilay Çelki appeared on Bloomberg TV Turkey to talk about women's entrepreneurship in Turkey. Among the many topics disucssed were the trainings and networking opportunities WEConnect International offers to Turkish women entrepreneurs and WEConnect International's collaboration with local Turkish corporate member TEB bank. Watch the interview segments (conducted in Turkish) by clicking on the links below:
TEB, WEConnect International'a üye oldu
Click: 2015.12.28 - Fortune Turkey
TEB, global çapta, kadın girişimcileri desteklemek için kurulan küresel ağ WEConnect International'a üye oldu.
TEB'den yapılan açıklamaya göre banka, kadın girişimcilerin ekonomideki varlığını artırmak adına Türkiye'de, Türkiye Kadın Girişimciler Derneği (KAGİDER) ile faaliyet gösteren WEConnect International'ın parçası haline geldi. TEB, bu iş birliğiyle kadınların ekonomide yalnızca tüketici değil üretici kimlikleriyle yer alması için çalışmalarına devam ederken, liderleri kadın olan işletmeleri global tedarik zincirinin bir parçası haline getirecek...
Nilay Çelik röportajında WEConnect International hakkında bilinmeyeleri anlattı
Nilay Çelik Kimdir?
WEConnect International, 2009’dan beri dünyada, 2012’den beri Türkiye’de faaliyet göstermekte olan, dünyanın bir çok ülkesinden kadın iş sahiplerini, global veya lokal, büyük kurumların tedarik zincirine sokma hedefi ile çalışan kar amacı gütmeyen kuruluş. Türkiye’de faliyet göstermeye başladığından beri kuruluşun Türkiye Koordinatörü olarak görevim üç ana başlıkta toplanabilir:
Kuruluşa üye olan global kurumların Türkiye bacaklarını platformu destekleme konusunda motive etmek ve lokal kurumların platform üye olmalarını sağlamak
Ülkemizdeki kadın iş sahiplerini platformumuza katarak, kurumlar ve iş sahipleri arasında tedarik fırsatları yaratmak
Kadın iş sahiplerinin bu tip büyük kurumsal satış fırsatlarında başarı elde etmeleri için ihtiyaç duydukları donanımların kazandırılması için eğitimler koordine etmek...
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.
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!
"Working with Corporates – Increase your Sales Skills" Inspires Women Business Owners
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 Note: This 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.
Working with Corporates - Sales and Presentation Skilling Up
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.
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
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
Kurumsal katılımcılar ile networking yemeği
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.
Local Corporate Members
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