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Garanti BBVA and KAGIDER reward female entrepreneurship

Garanti BBVA and KAGIDER reward female entrepreneurship

The ceremony was held on February 27th. Among other winners, Nacıhan Yılmaz was honored “Businesswoman of the Year” For her vegetable oil recycling project DG Doğru, while Şevin Baliktaş was crowned with an award “Promising businesswoman” For founding Userdot, an artificial intelligence company that promotes e-commerce projects.

During his speech at the ceremony, this was stated by the Regional Director of Garanti BBVA, Recep Bashtoug “It is now possible to talk about sustainable development in a world where men and women are practically equal. Of the circumstances and where women are very present in business life. Garanti BBVA has been supporting women entrepreneurs since 2006 and has invested more than 200 million TL in building an effective ecosystem in the last five years.

In this edition, class “The best women’s cooperative.” This award seeks to encourage women who have few opportunities and want to establish a business in the Anatolia region. More than 900 women's business cooperatives operate in Turkey, with thousands of members.

Chief Kageder, Esra Bezercioglu, She expressed her satisfaction with the thousands of applications that the competition receives in each edition, and highlighted its tremendous value in highlighting businesswomen whose stories are not known. “The competition highlights the courage and creativity of female entrepreneurs and their value as role models for the next generation of female talent,” she said. “Together, they contribute to Turkey’s economic and social development.”

Finally, the magazine director The Economist, “We started this journey 17 years ago with our partners Garanti BBVA and KAGIDER in an effort to empower women in the Turkish ecosystem,” said Taliban Yilmaz. “So far, 45,000 women entrepreneurs have participated in the competition,” she stressed.

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