A workshop within the scope of
‘Women Business Network (W-BUN)’ Project which has been set out with the aim of
enhancing women’s capacity by taking part in an effective communication network
in order to reach the necessary information and job markets in the business
world realized in Bursa on October 22 - 23.
Following the consultation meetings
held in 8 provinces and 2 Search Conferences within the scope of the Women
Business Network project was completed. Discussions about having more women
entrepreneurs on public tenders which is the most important goals of the
Project took place and also expert opinions were received. Considering the
outputs of the meetings held in Bursa, a “local modeling” was created with
women entrepreneurs to ensure that women entrepreneurs take part in more public
tenders. The local modeling created has been aimed to be shared, implemented
and disseminated with women entrepreneur associations.
The meetings held within the
framework of issues such as empowerment of women in the business world,
commercial law, public procurement law, gender equality, employment and labor
market make up for an important resource to develop the potential of women
In the digital meeting, the
opening speeches were made by KAGIDER President Emine Erdem, BUIKAD President
Oya Eroğlu and KAISDER President Göknur Atalay.
Emine Erdem, KAGIDER President:
“We all work with the aim of empowering women in entrepreneurship and social
life and ensuring gender equality in our country, region and province. If women
can participate in the economy as much as men, the richness of Turkey will
increase by 30%. Without women's energy, dynamism and entrepreneurial
experience in our country, Turkey can not achieve its development goals. In
addition to the obstacles such as cultural codes, access to finance, access to
education, lack of network and role models for women entrepreneurs, access to
the market are also important issues that we need to find solutions together.
Public is the largest market in the world that has most products and services.
However, there is only 1 percent of public trend contracts are signed with
women entrepreneurs. Our aim is to create awareness with this project and to
ensure that women also play an active role in public tenders.”
BUIKAD President Oya Eroğlu:
Within the scope of the Women Business Network project, our aim is to ensure
that women take a more active role in the labor market and to empower women
entrepreneurs. In addition, we aim to make the necessary legal regulations and
raise awareness on this issue in order to invite more women entrepreneurs to the
tenders. We are also happy and proud to be one of the stakeholder associations
of this project.
KAISDER President Göknur Atalay:
We are one of the two stakeholders of KAGIDER. In this project, which we give
all of our support and we aim to make women to have a more active role in
business life, create ties between our women entrepreneurs, create female
suppliers in public and municipal tenders and make the necessary legal
regulations as their provider. We also think that this project will be a hope
project for the women in business life.
A law proposal will be submitted to make more women entrepreneurs in
Women's Business Network aims to provide services and
consultancy to participating non-governmental organizations and women, to
contribute to the global goal of Partnerships and Networks Grant Scheme, to
develop civil society through participation in policy processes more actively
within the scope of the Women Business Network project. There is a work on law
proposal to participate many small and medium-sized women entrepreneurs in
public tenders. Submitting a proposal for a law that will be negotiated with
the public sector with the project will support participated NGOs and women in
developing their capacities at national and international scale.