Turkey

Since 2013, WEConnect International in Turkey has been working with various partners and corporate members 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.

Tusayder1WEConnect International partnered with TUSAYDER Women (Women Procurement Executives Institution) and BPW Istanbul (Business and Professional Women) on a unique event that brought together female buyers and sellers in the WEConnect International network on May 25, 2019, in Istanbul.

WEConnect International corporate member, Microsoft, hosted a half-day session for nearly 20 WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprises in İstanbul May 7th., 2019.

The Microsoft team shared insights into their procurement processes and how their procurement team and Women Leaders group supports supplier diversity in Turkey. Women business owners were given the opportunity to ask questions about how best to supply to Microsoft and what categories they are sourcing in Turkey.

Microsoft invited representatives from other corporations to attend, as well. These partner corporates came to learn about supplier diversity in Turkey and to understand what types of businesses are in the WEConnect International network.

Watch the highlight video of the event created by Microsoft.

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WEConnect International is pleased to announce two new partnerships in Turkey – one with Business and Professional Women (BPW) Istanbul and another with Tüsayder Women. Both are leading organizations providing services and support to women leaders in Turkey.

Local Corporate Members

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Nilay Çelik

Country Director, Turkey
Tel: +90 549 732 03 77

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