September 30, 2019


WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2019 – WEConnect International is pleased to announce a new partnership in Turkey with  DigiD. Together, both organizations will work jointly to enhance the business opportunities and professional development of women-owned businesses in Turkey.


As a result of the partnership, women-owned businesses will gain visibility, build networks and strengthen their skills and knowledge to enhance their chances of winning business. They will also connect with potential buyers in local supply chains. Through joint outreach, WEConnect International and DigiD will increase the awareness of women-owned businesses about how the partnership’s training and networking opportunities will enhance their growth opportunities. The focus of the partnership’s training will be on business operations, sales, digital marketing and access to capital. These opportunities for women-owned businesses will grow the Turkey economy through female entrepreneurship and gender-inclusive sourcing.

This partnership launched on August 20, 2019, with training on the process of officially registering ownership of a corporation, provided by the WEConnect International certified women-owned enterprise Ayşe Kösebay,  and on access to investors, provided by DigiD

“Together with WEConnect International, we are honored to work alongside women-owned businesses on their journey to growth,” says Nurdan Gündoğdu, Managing Partner of DigiD.

Adding to the excitement, NilayÇelik, Country Director of WEConnect International, shared, “We are extremely excited to work with DigiD to support women entrepreneurs. Their dynamism and motivation to empower women-owned businesses in Turkey is exactly what is needed to increase impact, and we know this is just the beginning.”

WEConnect Internationalhelps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. It identifies, educates and certifies women’s business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with member buyers. WEConnect International members represent more than US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power and a commitment to supplier development and inclusive sourcing. The result is a network of member buyers working with women business owners based in more than 115 countries that are learning, collaborating and winning new business.

DigiD is a business growth platform that serves growth-oriented companies. One of DigiD’s focus areas is the empowerment of women-owned businesses. DigiD applies a methodology to transform today’s businesses into successful companies and business owners into business leaders. The methodology embraces all critical steps for a successful transformation including planning, marketing, sales and team management topics.

For media inquiries please contact: Angela Walker | Vice President of Marketing and Communications, WEConnect International | awalker@weconnectinternational.org