About KAGİDER

The Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) is a non-governmental organization aimed at strengthening women entrepreneurs with 420 members representing 8% of the Turkish economy. KAGIDER’s goal is to strengthen women not only economically but also socially and politically. KAGIDER has made its mission to support women entrepreneurship because it believes that women entrepreneurs have a strong impact on reversing the trends of gender inequality and women’s economic exclusion. In addition, the goal is to bring attention to the societal contributions of women entrepreneurs in maintaining gender equality within society. In partnership with national and international public, private and civil organizations, KAGIDER has developed and continue to work on several projects and activities. Active globally, KAGIDER is the founding association of W20, has a focal point in Brussels, has consultative status for UN ECOSOC, member of FCEM, AFAEMME, WEP and is one of the five founding members of Balkan Women Coalition.


KAGIDER follows 8 strategies in carrying out its activities:



8 Main Strategy

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1- Increase the number of women in the business world and promote women entrepreneurs

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2- Provide trainings and mentoring to women in entering the business world and becoming an entrepreneur

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3- Spread the impacts of KAGIDER’s activities across Turkey

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4- Support the legal base for the development of an ecosystem for women entrepreneurship while providing a road map for financial access

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5- Support KAGIDER members in growing their businesses

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6- Encourage and support young women in their entry into the business and entrepreneurial world while continuing their education

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7- Raising awareness about KAGIDER

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8- Become a reference point for supporting women entrepreneurship and developing the content and technological activities in women's careers at the national and international level.