The 68th FCEM World Congress was hosted by Women
Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) between 3-5 November 2021 in
Istanbul, at the Swissotel the Bosphorus.
FCEM, being a non-profit association uniting women business
owners all around the World, includes over 120 different countries and 5
million members from the five continents. Accordingly, FCEM leads ‘FCEM World
Congress’ to be held at a different country since 1950. This year, the 68th of
the FCEM World Congress was held with the main theme “Reunite with Resilience;
Learn, Share and Enjoy”, for the first time in Istanbul.
During the Congress that was hosted by KAGIDER, which is the
only member of the FCEM from Turkey; women entrepreneurs, government
officials, and people from the business world came together physically after a
challenging period of the pandemic.
Approximately 200 women entrepreneurs from 30 countries,
representing a capital of nearly 700 billion Euro, have participated in the
68th FCEM World Congress where prominent speakers and guests appeared on the
Within the comprehensive program of the FCEM 68th World
Congress, EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso, W20 Italy President Linda Laura
Sabatini, UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Alia
El-Yassir, Turkish Republic Minister of Family And Social Services H.E. Derya
Yanık, Chair of Sabancı Holding Güler Sabancı, Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem
İmamoğlu, Founder&Director of Shakti Leadership Nilima Bhat, CEO The
Futures Agency & Futurist-Humanist Gerd Leonhard and many other high level
speakers have made an appearance with impactful speeches.
The host organization KAGIDER has proudly received “One of
the Best Congress Organization” award at the FCEM Awards that was held within