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“Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur Competition” gets under way

The period has begun for submitting applications to take part in the “Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur Competition” organized for the fourth time this year jointly by GarantiBank and the magazine Ekonomist with the support of the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGİDER).

As in the previous competitions, our aim is to reveal the spirit of business and social entrepreneurship among women in our country and to help their numbers reach the levels that exist in developed countries.

Since 2008 the “Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur Competition” has been an opportunity to recognize and reward women entrepreneurs who do business with a sense of  social responsibility. If you’re a woman who believes that the business you’ve set up should be more than just a business and should contribute towards dealing with social, cultural, educational, and unemployment problems and that your efforts are socially-oriented, we invite you to take part in this important competition.

To submit an application for the “Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” competition now, just click here

Jury members

Nafiz Karadere

GarantiBank Assistant General Manager 

Cenk Kaan Gür

GarantiBank SME Marketing Department Coordinator

Rauf Ateş

Capital, Ekonomist, and PCNet Publications Coordinator 

Talat Yeşiloğlu

Editor Ekonomist

Gülseren Onanç

Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGİDER)

Chairman of the Board of Directors 

Dr Funda Sivrikaya Şerifoğlu

Düzce University
Rector

Emel Aksoy Gündemir

1st-Place Winner of “Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur Competition 2008” 

Meral Tamer

Columnist for Milliyet 

David Judson

Editor-in-Chief, Hürriyet Daily News

“Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur Competition 2009” prizes

Category: Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur

1st Prize:

  • Bonus Mirror Card with TRL 20,000 in Bonus points preloaded
  • TRL 2,500 from Garanti Pension as startup capital for a SME Private Pension Plan
  • One-year subscriptions to the magazines Ekonomist, Capital and Elele

2nd Prize:

  • Bonus Mirror Card with TRL 15,000 in Bonus points preloaded
  • TRL 1,500 from Garanti Pension as startup capital for a SME Private Pension Plan
  • One-year subscriptions to the magazines Ekonomist, Capital and Elele

3rd Prize:

  • Bonus Mirror Card with TRL 10,000 in Bonus points preloaded
  • TRL 1,000 from Garanti Pension as startup capital for a SME Private Pension Plan
  • One-year subscriptions to the magazines Ekonomist, Capital and Elele

Category: Turkey’s Woman Social Entrepreneur

  • Bonus Mirror Card with TRL 5,000 in Bonus points preloaded
  • TRL 500 from Garanti Pension as startup capital for a SME Private Pension Plan
  • one-year subscriptions to the magazines Ekonomist, Capital and Elele

In addition, all runners-up will receive one-year subscriptions to the magazines Ekonomist, Capital and Elele as well as a one-month free enrollment in a hobby class of their choice at Garanti Pension Hobby Clubs.

Who can take part in the competition?

Any woman who lives in Turkey, who actually runs her own company, and whose company has an annual turnover of not more than TRL 25 million may take part in this competition.

Why shouldn’t you be “Turkey’s Woman Entrepreneur 2009” or “Turkey’s Woman Social Entrepreneur 2009”?