Since 2013, WEConnect International in Turkey has been working with various partners and corporate members to identify, educate, register, and certify women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States.


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WhatsApp Image 2019 01 08 at 17.53.48WEConnect International’s Country Director for Turkey, Nilay Çelik, was recently featured on WOMAN TV – the first and only television channel dedicated to women. Çelik spent 45 minutes speaking with leading economist Çetin Ünsalan about the work of WEConnect International’s corporate members in Turkey that are dedicated to inclusive sourcing, with a goal to increase spend with women-owned businesses in particular.

45965021124 1e7271d1ae zDecember 2018 – Istanbul. More than 100 attendees participated in the annual WEConnect International in Turkey conference on December 11, 2018. Corporations, such as lead sponsors, Accenture, Marriott International, EY, World Bank/IFC, IBM, BKM, TEB and Action Coach, and more than 40 high potential women-owned businesses from across Turkey came together to discuss business opportunities through matchmaking and networking, as well as to learn how corporations are working towards more inclusive sourcing practices.

Local Corporate Members


Nilay Çelik

Country Director, Turkey
Tel: +90 549 732 03 77

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