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How does TurkishWIN support other platforms with mentoring programs supporting women?

Our mentoring program has been active since 2012. We give back and share our know-how to build networks that support women.  You can read about our biggest give back programs,…

Our mentoring program has been active since 2012. We give back and share our know-how to build networks that support women. 

You can read about our biggest give back programs, EBRD Women In Business Mentoring Program and The Million Women Mentors, in detail. Here is what we were up to! 

2021 - ongoing I EIB (Aegean Exporters Associations)'s Export-Up Mentorship

Export-Up Mentorship Program's goal is to support young or female entrepreneurs in achieving their export-oriented business goals by meeting with a successful business person (mentor) who will convey their own experiences. We brought together EMCC Turkey and EIB together in this #WinTogether program. We #giveback in sharing our network and know-how to support EIB reach its goal.

2018 I MEF University Mentoring Pilot

We have worked with the Career Center team to design and support a pilot mentoring program. 

2018  I Gedik University Mentoring Pilot

We have worked with the Career Center team to design and support a pilot mentoring program. 

2016 I Antalya Women Entrepreneurship Network Mentoring Pilot

We have worked with the Career Center team to design and support a pilot mentoring program. 

2016 I EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program

We have contributed to the design of the mentoring experience of this program. 

2015 I Yeditepe University Alumni Network Mentoring Program

We have worked with the Alumni Office to design and launch a mentoring program that connects students with alumni. Today, this program is growing strongly.

 

Who are TurkishWIN’s #GiveBack partners?

We have two co-creation partners and an amazing braintrust to help in giving back.  Co-Creation Partner: EMCC Turkey TurkishWIN Mentoring Program has been designed and executed in accordance with EMCC…

We have two co-creation partners and an amazing braintrust to help in giving back. 

Co-Creation Partner: EMCC Turkey

TurkishWIN Mentoring Program has been designed and executed in accordance with EMCC International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching programs, acknowledged by EMCC Turkey. EMCC Turkey is also an important partner of the Milyon Kadına Mentor program as well. You can find out how you can take advantage of the EMCC Turkey programs here.

Co-Creation Partner: Evolve

We are grateful to the amazing Evolve team, Evrim Yerli and Selin Üstüner for their support during the design of the Mılyon Kadına Mentor program.

What is the EBRD Women in Business Program? How can I participate as a mentor or mentee?

We are the proud partner of the EBRD Finance and Advice for Women in Business Programme, funded by the European Union (EU), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),…

We are the proud partner of the EBRD Finance and Advice for Women in Business Programme, funded by the European Union (EU), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Republic of Turkey. 

We manage the Mentoring program end to end i.e. offer training, manage the selection and matching process, and offer follow-up communication. The program launched in March 2015. 

We have matched 120 entrepreneurs across Turkey throughout the program and it is still ongoing. For more information, here is the link.

We ask for your participation to join the program as a mentor twice a year. If you missed the call and are interested, please drop us an email! 

What is the Milyon Kadina Mentor program and how can I participate as a mentor or supporter?

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. The program goals…

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.

The program goals are:

  • Activate companies and change agents by providing an umbrella for mentorship programs targeting female high school, university students, and young professionals.
  • Convene leading STEM mentoring program across Turkey to raise awareness of the amazing work of our stakeholders
  • Curate 1,000,000 mentoring relationships to support women and girls in STEM careers over the next 10 years.

The program was founded together with the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.- Turkey Business Council and its Women in Business Initiative, 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 join the movement by:

  • Becoming a mentor: Apply at this link and pick "team TurkishWIN"
  • Submitting a pledge and leading a team: You can find out more information here.
  • 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.

I have an NGO that can tap into TurkishWIN’s mentoring know-how. What should I do?

We would be delighted to meet with them! Please drop us a note at info@turkishwin.com or grab a team member at a meeting. 

We would be delighted to meet with them! Please drop us a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or grab a team member at a meeting. 

How does the annual give back of EMCC Turkey and TurkishWIN work? How can an organization apply to this program?

We work with EMCC Turkey on a pro-bono basis to help set up one mentoring network that supports women. In this new program, the launch of the EIB (Aegean Exporters…

Are there other mentoring programs I can participate in as a mentee?

For entrepreneurs EBRD Women In Business Mentoring Program -you find out more here.  EIB (Aegean Exporters Associations)'s Export-Up Mentorship- you can find out more here. Ernst & Young Turkey Entrepreneurial…

For entrepreneurs

EBRD Women In Business Mentoring Program -you find out more here. 

EIB (Aegean Exporters Associations)'s Export-Up Mentorship- you can find out more here.

Ernst & Young Turkey Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program accepts applications annually. In 2021, the application criteria for the business  were: 

  • To have at least 3 MM TL in revenue in the last 2 years
  • To be headquartered in Turkey 
  • To be in operation for at least 3 years 

You can learn more about the program here. 

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s  Mentoring Women in Business programme matches women entrepreneurs from low and middle income countries with professional mentors of any gender elsewhere in the world. You get a dedicated business Mentor for one year, meeting online for two hours a month to work on personal and business goals. You can learn more about the program here. 

 

For business professionals 

Yönetimde Kadın Derneği (Women on Board Association) has an 18-months program has 4 main components:

  1. Mentoring program: The opportunity to meet with the most effective business people of the Turkish Business World with an average of 9 times during 18 months.
  2. Competency assessment and feedback process: The opportunity to recognize strengths and open areas for improvement.
  3. Certificate program: Training opportunities on different subjects from experienced names from the business and academic world with the Independent Board Membership Certificate Program accredited by respected universities and institutions. 
  4. Complementary development journey: Up-to-date, detailed, need-based seminars, panels, conferences. Networking.

As of 2021, the program participation fee was 75,000 TL + VAT. You can find out more at this link.  

The program’s enrollment is open every two years for a new cohort of 50 women. 

 

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