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How do we #GiveBack at TurkishWIN?

We believe we can be the change and make a difference in changing the gender ratio. We did what we know best. We built systems and programs to serve and…

We believe we can be the change and make a difference in changing the gender ratio.

We did what we know best. We built systems and programs to serve and support Turkey’s rising female leaders who are looking for the roadmap and encouragement we can offer them. 

Our #GiveBack strategy has three pillars: 

WIN Next Generation We target female highschool and university students. Our goal is to inspire them to become the best version of themselves at the workplace. Our message: “If I did it, so can you!” 

We offer accessible role models, career tips and relevant networks in three programs/platforms: CampusWIN Academy,  BinYaprak and Milyon Kadına Mentor Hareketi. 

WIN in Digital: We know that the future of work will be shaped in digital spaces. We also know not every sister enjoys the same mobility to attend events in person for many different reasons. When she is searching for a role model, career tip, or a supporting network, we want to be there! We work tirelessly to increase the number of role models, career tips and networks. 

Our digital #GiveBack platform BinYaprak is available free of charge, offers content in Turkish and serves as an umbrella for all change-maker organizations who do not have resources to invest in digital platforms. 

WIN Together: Investing in a gender equal future takes a village of change-makers. We partner with organizations that share our values, passion and target audiences to amplify our collective success and impact. You can check out our #WinTogether partnerships here. 

As TurkishWINners, we choose to leave a legacy not just through the work we do but the relationships we  create and the women we impact along the way.  We are one less without you. 

 

 

What are TurkishWIN’s “Win Next Generation” giveback programs?

We offer accessible role models, career tips and relevant networks  in three programs/platforms: CampusWIN Academy, BinYaprak and Milyon Kadına Mentor Hareketi.  CampusWIN Academy is the leadership program of the Turkish…

We offer accessible role models, career tips and relevant networks  in three programs/platforms: CampusWIN Academy, BinYaprak and Milyon Kadına Mentor Hareketi. 

CampusWIN Academy is the leadership program of the Turkish Women’s International Network since 2012.  

The program admits up to 100 female university students during an academic year. Our recruitment process is rigorous and led in partnership with ManpowerGroup Turkey. 

CampusWINners lead the change they want to see at university campuses for a gender equal future in society and at the workplace. They invest five hours a week for this goal. We invest in their leadership and give them tools to realize this goal. Rising leaders complete the program in three academic years and graduate to the CampusWIN Alumni Network. 

CampusWINners give back by: 

  • Leading the organization of the TurkishWIN Career Day, the only career day for female university students in Turkey since 2015. Their impact: Over 5000 sisters attended these events. (2021)
  • Leading and supporting the only local student clubs with the name “woman” in their name: Women in Business/ Iste Kadin Kulupleri since 2012. Their impact: 11 Women in Business Clubs are operational all over Turkey (2021) 
  • Sharing their experiences, role models and career tips in blogs, live events and videos at BinYaprak since 2015. Their impact: >1 million in reach (2021) 

We have designed a program we wish we had in our university years. You can learn more about the CampusWIN Academy program here. 

We have been sharing  our know-how  at BinYaprak to help our sisters  build the careers they love since 2015. We have created a safe space for us and our ecosystem to share role model stories, career tips and networks for peer sharing and support. As of June 2021, BinYaprak has over 17 thousand members and a digital subscriber base close to 100 thousand. 

We launched our latest #WinNextGeneration giveback program on March 8, 2021. We are a proud partner of the Million Women Mentor program - aka Milyon Kadına Mentor. The main goal of the program is to connect private, public and NGO sector leaders with young women (15-25 year old) for mentorship opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. We hope to reach 1 million mentoring connections in 10 years. 

The program was founded together with the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Turkey Business Council and its Women in Business Initiative co-chairs Ümran Beba, Co-founder, Beba Foundation & Partner, August Leadership and Canan Özsoy, CEO, GE Turkey, alongside the project partners TurkishWIN's BinYaprak platform and TOBB. The program convenes STEMConnector’s global expertise and TurkishWIN’s wide network of mentors and mentees and is supported by our Founding Circle partners: Beba Foundation, Limak Holding, Logo Yazılım, PepsiCo Turkey,  and Petrol Ofisi. 

You can learn more about the Milyon Kadına Mentor Hareketi here. 

 

What are TurkishWIN’s “Win in Digital” giveback platforms?

BinYaprak is our digital giveback platform.  We have created a separate platform that empowers our collective TurkishWIN sisterhood giveback to: Deliver our social and know-how capital in Turkish language;  Make…

BinYaprak is our digital giveback platform. 

We have created a separate platform that empowers our collective TurkishWIN sisterhood giveback to:

  • Deliver our social and know-how capital in Turkish language; 
  • Make our role models and others accessible online; 
  • Amplify our reach and impact; 
  • Engage men in our giveback circles;
  • Empower our partners in digital spaces;  
  • Provide a free and accessible social network for women who want to give back outside of TurkishWIN community; 
  • Be a digital sister to any woman who is looking for her +1 to cheer her on to take the next bold, scary or ambiguous step in her career.  

We know that the future of work will be shaped in digital spaces. We also know not every sister enjoys the same mobility to attend events in person for many different reasons. When she is searching for a role model, career tip, or a supporting network, we want to be there! We work tirelessly to increase the number of role models, career tips and networks. 

Our digital #GiveBack platform BinYaprak is available free of charge, offers content in Turkish and serves as an umbrella for all change-maker organizations who do not have resources to invest in digital platforms. 

What are TurkishWIN’s “Win Together” giveback partnerships?

Investing in a gender equal future takes a village of change-makers. We partner with organizations that share our values, passion and target audiences to amplify our collective success and impact. …

Investing in a gender equal future takes a village of change-makers. We partner with organizations that share our values, passion and target audiences to amplify our collective success and impact. 

You can learn about all TurkishWIN #WinTogether partnerships here.  We have been building our ecosystem since 2011 and this list is long. We picked a few examples for you: 

  • Network Connection between Kiva.org & KEDV: In 2011, TurkishWIN introduced KEDV’s MAYA to become Kiva.’s first local partner in Turkey & established a network connection. As a result, MAYA received a funding vehicle for micro-credit loans for women.

 

  • Co-founded YenidenBiz: In 2013, Melek Pulatkonak and our team were in the Founding Circle to launch YenidenBiz as an NGO to  help women get back to work after a career break.
    • #GiveBack impact: >250 job placements & trainings delivered to thousands

 

  • Co-founded and co-lead Kadin Liderlik Platform:  In 2014, TurkishWIN , KAGİDER and UPS Turkey launched the Women Leadership Platform (WLP)/ Kadin Liderlik Platformu. In 2019, EBRD joined WLD. Our objective is to provide a gathering and sharing space to companies to exchange best practices in diversity and inclusion (D&I)programs with a specific gender focus. You can find more information here and at the platform’s website. 
    • Over 582 participants from 238 organizations attended the events and participated in the platform. 

 

  • Co-create and manage EBRD Turkey’s Women in Business Mentoring Program: Since 2015,  we have been the mentoring  partner of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Women in Business Mentoring Program. Women entrepreneurs who enroll in this complimentary mentoring program are matched with TurkishWIN mentors.
    • >120 women entrepreneurs are matched with TurkishWIN sisters as mentors.

 

Your #GiveBack Legacy

What are the legacy builders circle meetups? How can I participate?

We meet monthly to leave a legacy, not just through the work we do but the relationships we create and the women we impact along the way. Join our Legacy…

We meet monthly to leave a legacy, not just through the work we do but the relationships we create and the women we impact along the way. Join our Legacy Builders Circle and make sure to attend the monthly meetings to get updated and stay inspired!  

How can I give back at CampusWIN Academy?

Yes, please give back to our sisters from other misters!  You can give back at the CampusWIN Academy by:  Being her mentor. Say yes to a CampusWIN mentee! Check if…

Yes, please give back to our sisters from other misters! 

You can give back at the CampusWIN Academy by: 

  • Being her mentor. Say yes to a CampusWIN mentee! Check if your mentee applicant is a CampusWINner:-) 
  • Sharing your know-how by giving training. We will have a call-out each semester for specific topics. 
  • Posting internships and new hire positions at the CampusWIN Academy group. 
  • Responding to CampusWINners’ emails for informational meetings. 
  • Joining our Adopt a Sister Program (offered 2x per year- October + February- 6 month commitment / meeting once per month) 
  • Suggesting a great partner for the program: we are always on the lookout to offer training with certifications (a good example is Project Management Institute) or tools like DISC to help our younger sisters learn and grow- pro bono is preferred! 
  • Joining the program’s braintrust. 
  • Offering a great case or competition opportunity to this amazing group. 
  • Last but not least- looking up your university’s CampusWIN leader and saying hello!

Since we manage all corporate engagements through our corporate membership or partnership programs, unless it qualifies so, we ask our members to opt for personal contributions to the CampusWIN Academy. 

How can I give back at BinYaprak?

We invite you to build your digital legacy at BinYaprak. Pick a journey that makes your heart sing:  Give a role model interview: We would love to profile you and …

We invite you to build your digital legacy at BinYaprak. Pick a journey that makes your heart sing: 

  • Give a role model interview: We would love to profile you and  your story at BinYaprak! Check the BinYaprak circle for the next steps. 
  • Join our Speaker Club: Share your know-how and experiences- the good-bad-ugly. You can fill out your speaker profile here. 
  • Become a sisterhood circle lead: All TurkishWIN sisterhood circles give back at BinYaprak. You can join the core leadership team to design and execute on the content, engagement and impact strategy at BinYaprak.  
  • Connect your networks to increase and diversify our reach and impact. Network introductions, big or small are welcome! 

Make sure to join our BinYaprak circle for updates and to ask any questions you may have! Last but not least, if you have other ideas not listed here, drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

How can I give back to the Milyon Kadına Mentor Movement?

The Million Women Mentors program connects private, public, and NGO sector leaders with young women (15-25-year-old) for mentorship opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.  In a nutshell,…

The Million Women Mentors program connects private, public, and NGO sector leaders with young women (15-25-year-old) for mentorship opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

 In a nutshell, we invite teams of mentors to join the 1:1 mentoring program or #becounted for the STEM program they are already leading. Individual mentor submissions are not accepted in this program. But you have team TurkishWIN, we got your back! 

You can join the movement by:

  1. Becoming a mentor: Apply at this link and pick "team TurkishWIN" ( you will need to register at BinYaprak.com) 
  2. Submitting a pledge and leading a team. You can find additional information regarding the pledge process and thereafter here. 
  3. Becoming a partner with your NGO or university: Drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can learn more about our movement in our informational sessions that take place every Friday at 12 pm. You can RSVP at BinYaprak here. 

How can I give back by sharing my experiences?

You SHOULD share your experiences!  You can:  Give a role model interview at BinYaprak: We would love to profile you and  your story at BinYaprak! Check the BinYaprak circle for…

You SHOULD share your experiences! 

You can: 

  • Give a role model interview at BinYaprak: We would love to profile you and  your story at BinYaprak! Check the BinYaprak circle for the next steps. 
  • Join the spotlight in our #MeetAWINner series and bring your inspirational stories to the TurkishWIN community at large. Check out this link for instructions. 
  • Join our Speaker Club: Share your know-how and experiences- the good-bad-ugly. You can fill out your speaker profile here. 
  • Join our trademark mentoring program to build deep connections with other TurkishWINners.  
  • Lead a sisterhood circle: You can join the core leadership team to design and execute on the content, engagement and impact strategy of a topic that interests you.  
  • Join our Legacy Builders circle! 
  • Join our #Wintogether programs and partnerships designing an experience that will make your heart sing. 

You can always drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to go over our programs if you cannot just decide how to get started! 

How can I give back as a speaker?

Welcome onboard! We would love to get to know YOU and what you would like to share.  Please create your speaker profile by filling out this form to join our…

Welcome onboard! We would love to get to know YOU and what you would like to share. 

Please create your speaker profile by filling out this form to join our Speaker Club.

How can I give back by contributing my knowhow to the TurkishWIN programs?

Every program has a small braintrust, aka an advisory board, that meets bi-monthly or quarterly to give ideas, suggestions and feedback to our team.  Each TurkishWIN circle- organized by location,…

Every program has a small braintrust, aka an advisory board, that meets bi-monthly or quarterly to give ideas, suggestions and feedback to our team. 

Each TurkishWIN circle- organized by location, interest or giveback mission-  has also a core group of contributors. On average, we ask for up to 5 hours of your time per month. 

You can always drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to go over our programs if you cannot just decide how to get started!

How can I give back by connecting my networks?

We are hosting monthly “Legacy Builders” circle meetings. Make sure to attend these meetings and follow the group to get updated and to stay inspired! 

We are hosting monthly “Legacy Builders” circle meetings. Make sure to attend these meetings and follow the group to get updated and to stay inspired! 

I have an idea that is not listed here. How can I mobilize WINNers to give back?

Make sure to follow our “Legacy Builders” sisterhood circle and bring it up there. You can simply post to the timeline to hear from our TurkishWIN members.

Make sure to follow our “Legacy Builders” sisterhood circle and bring it up there. You can simply post to the timeline to hear from our TurkishWIN members.

#GiveBack as a Non-Member (Men & Women)

How can I give back at BinYaprak?

Join us!  You can pick a journey that makes your heart sing:  Membership activation: Become a BinYaprak member and actively engage at events, message boards. Go ahead and share videos/blogs…

Join us! 

You can pick a journey that makes your heart sing: 

  • Membership activation: Become a BinYaprak member and actively engage at events, message boards. Go ahead and share videos/blogs you find inspiring! 
  • Content contribution: You can become a regular contributor to our blog- stay tuned for our calls for contribution. Just a quick note: If you are an expert, we can enrich our platform with your current videos. All blogs need to be original content. 
  • Network contribution: We would love to diversify our reach and impact. Network introductions, big or small are welcome! To start with, you can share BinYaprak videos/blogs in your social media channels and invite your friends to join the network! 

If you have other ideas not listed here, drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

How can I give back to the Milyon Kadına Mentor Movement?

We are glad you asked! You can learn more about our movement in our informational sessions that take place every Friday at 12 pm. You can RSVP at BinYaprak here. …

We are glad you asked!

You can learn more about our movement in our informational sessions that take place every Friday at 12 pm. You can RSVP at BinYaprak here. 

In a nutshell, we invite teams of mentors to join the 1:1 mentoring program or #becounted for the program you are already leading! You can find additional information regarding the pledge process and thereafter here. 

You can join the movement by:

  1. Submitting a pledge and leading a team: You can find out more information here.
  2. Becoming a partner with your NGO: Drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We cannot wait for you to join the movement! 

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