Women entrepreneurs shared inspiring stories at the EBRD International Women's Day Conference in Turkey


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EBRD hosted International Women's Day conference in Turkey

 March 03, 2020

EBRD hosted an International Women’s Day Conference in Ankara, Turkey. Women entrepreneurs the company has supported through its Women in Business Programme shared their inspiring stories and described how they benefited from the Programme.

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Speaking of the success of the Women in Business Programme

EBRD's Deputy Director for Turkey, Barış Dinçer, spoke at the Women’s Day Conference, saying: "We're proud our Women in Business programme has reached 20k women in Turkey. Inclusion and gender equality are an important part of our strategy."

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Meanwhile, EBRD's Regional Principal Manager (Advisory), SME Finance and Development Serpil Çetinçift presented the Finance and Advice for Women in Business Programme.

"Turkey's Women in Business programme supports women entrepreneurs to access advice and finance. 100 women entrepreneurs have been enrolled in the mentoring programme since 2014. Great milestone!" says Serpil.

Women in businessEBRD's pioneering Women in Business programme helps advance women business owners, providing a special combination of financing together with technical assistance and access to know-how. This includes mentoring and networking opportunities as well as training and business advice in operational efficiency, strategy, financial management and much more. EBRD also offers the online self-diagnostic tool Business Lens, helping women entrepreneurs identify the strengths and opportunities within their businesses.

The programme is complemented by active policy efforts, working with governments and stakeholders towards a more enabling business environment for women entrepreneurs.

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