December 2018 – Istanbul. More than 100 attendees participated in the annual WEConnect International in Turkey conference on December 11, 2018. Corporations, such as lead sponsors, Accenture, Marriott International, EY, World Bank/IFC, IBM, BKM, TEB and Action Coach, and more than 40 high potential women-owned businesses from across Turkey came together to discuss business opportunities through matchmaking and networking, as well as to learn how corporations are working towards more inclusive sourcing practices.
A pitch competition was the highlight of the day, with Derya Türkkorkmaz winning the top prize for her company Winnerinno.
In addition, a corporate-only roundtable was held in the morning for more in-depth sharing of best practices in supplier diversity and inclusion, facilitated by WEConnect International’s Director of Corporate Relations, Michael Tobolski.
Members of the media also attended and more coverage can be found at the links below, thanks to the efforts of corporate member, EY: