Women who achieved success in business life, added value to our country abroad, inspired entrepreneurs, and broke new ground in social responsibility projects came together at the 4th Women Entrepreneurs Support Summit Award Ceremony. Women, who play an active role in the Turkish economy and are role models for business people, once again explained their strengths at this important summit.
The 4th Women Entrepreneurs Support Summit, where success stories and inspiring women share their experiences, was held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Salt Galata, with the main theme of “A Better Future Together”. Celal Toprak and Meltem Kurtulan hosted the summit, which was sponsored by Uyumsoft Information Systems and Technologies Inc., supported by Hepsiburada and organized by the New Search Initiative Platform (Yapder) Association.
At the summit, which was organized in a hybrid manner and started with the opening speeches, the session “Women Shall Shape the Future of 7G” was held. At the summit, where Opera Artist Özlem Abacı and her team added enthusiasm, the award ceremony was held at the end of the session. Successful women received awards in various categories determined by the jury consisting of business world representatives, civil society leaders, artists, academics and members of the media.
We are well aware of the role of women in the evolution of the internet of things to the internet of experiences.
Making a speech at the opening of the 4th Women Entrepreneurs Support Summit, Uyumsoft Information Systems and Technologies AŞ Investment Services General Manager Özlem İkiz said:
“As Uyumsoft, we are leading the digital transformation of 25 thousand local and global companies in 15 countries in our 60th year. At Uyumsoft, 70% of the managers and 56% of the employees are women. From hiring to promotion, we look at talent and competence, not gender. Our female employees work in all departments, from management staff to R&D, from software to customer relations. I think that emotional intelligence and the spirit of experience are even more valuable in today's world where everything is mechanized and distanced. We are well aware of the role of women in the evolution of the internet of things to the internet of experiences. We sincerely believe that women with analytical thinking abilities, emotional intelligence, creativity and the ability to run multiple businesses together will lead this transformation in all sectors, especially informatics, today and in the future. The number of women entrepreneurs that we support institutionally, the ratio of women in our team and the adaptation to professional life under the umbrella of the Academy kazanWe are pleased to observe that there is a 50% increase in the rate of female interns that we hire every year. Of course, we believe in equality, but we do not ignore that women make every place they touch beautiful. We quickly learned to hand over our work to innovative women and incorporate their perspectives into the systems, and we feel lucky in this regard.” said.
Women Will Shape the Future's 7G (Power, Truth, Trust, Endeavor, Initiative, Development)
Under the title of “Women Will Shape the Future's 7G (Power, Truth, Trust, Endeavor, Enterprise, Development)”, women who are strong in their own field took place. TOBB KGK Chairman Nurten Öztürk “Power”, Kütahya Porselen Chairman Sema Güral Sürmeli “Real”, Gedik Holding Chairman Hülya Gedik “ Güven”, Marketing Turkey Editor-in-Chief Günseli Özen “Gayret”, Hepsiburada Human Resources Group President Duygu Aktaş “Initiative”, Mutlu Metal Chief Executive Officer and Board Member Gülesin Atalay “Future” and Ayhan Metal Pres Döküm Chairman of the Board Aynur Ayhan gave speeches on “Development”.
At the end of the session, thank you plaques were presented to Özlem İkiz, Fatma Aydoğdu, Senur Akın Biçer, Günseli Özen, Duygu Aktaş, Gülesin Atalay and Meltem Kurtulan for their contributions to the summit.
4th Women Entrepreneurs Support Summit awards found their owners
-TOBB KGK President Nurten Öztürk – Jury Honor Award
-Demet Sabancı, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Demsa Group – Corporate Social Responsibility Award
- Kütahya Porselen Chairman of the Board of Directors Sema Güral Sürmeli – Successful Role Model Woman Award
-SUTEKS Chairman of the Board Nur Ger – Social Entrepreneur Women Award
-Gedik Holding Chairman of the Board Hülya Gedik – Inspirational Role Model Woman Award
-Garanti BBVA Deputy General Manager Ebru Dildar Edin – Environmentally Friendly Woman Award
-3S Kale Holding Chairman of the Board Sema Gurun – Inspiring Entrepreneurs Women Award
-San Deco Chairman of the Board Gülperi Odabaşı – Achievement Award that Adds Value to Our Country Abroad
-The Founder of Women's Production and Business Cooperative in Agriculture, Dr. Ayşe Günbey Şerifoğlu – Hepsiburada Special Award
- Bestelast Tekstil General Manager Günseli Çolakoğlu – Women Pioneering Entrepreneurship Award
-Doayen Deputy Manager of Management Consulting Bedia Karadağ – Woman Adding Value to Digital Transformation in Anatolia Award
-Women Accountants Association President Gülüzar Özev – Civil Society and Social Impact Award
-Team Mostra Team (Mehmet Emin Önder (team captain), Elif Derya Başoğlu, Meryem Zehra Altınöz, Rabia Betül Altınöz, Ali Talip Şenyüz) – New Entrepreneurs Award, Opening New Horizons
-Turkey İşbank Board Member Feray Demir – Corporate Social Responsibility Award
- NLK Information Technologies Chairman of the Board Nalan Kurt – Women Making a Difference with Technology Award
Aynur Çeşmeliler, Chairman of TOBB Tekirdağ Provincial Women Entrepreneurs Board Executive Committee – Solidarity Entrepreneurship Award
-Effect BCW CEO Gonca Karakaş – Powerful Woman in Communication Award
- ORKA Holding Global Marketing Director Kübra Orakçıoğlu Kazan – Performance Award in Export
-Doğanlar Holding Executive Board Member Başak Doğan – Youngest Entrepreneur Woman Award
-Pyramid Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş Board Member Dr. Berra Doğaner – Contribution to the Development of Capital Markets Award
-Doğa Sigorta Corporate Communications Manager Seda Güler – Brand Management Leader Award