Yet more awards for Garanti Bank.Yet more awards for Garanti Bank.

Garanti wins the Year's Corporate Social Responsibility Program award in recognition of its support for female entrepreneurs

Garanti Bank won the "Year's Corporate Responsibility Program" award as part of the European Excellence Awards for its projects in support of female entrepreneurs. The awards were handed out at a ceremony in Prague. Garanti won the award from among 1,450 companies, including finalists Avon, TNT, Vodafone and GlaxoSmithKline.

Garanti Bank Assistant General Manager Nafiz Karadere said “Garanti is the first private Turkish bank to offer special products and services for female entrepreneurs. We've supplied 310 million TL worth of financing for 10,500 female entrepreneurs with our Female Entrepreneur Support Package. Thanks to our Female Entrepreneur Meetings, we've contributed to the personal development of over 2000 female entrepreneurs from ten cities and provinces. We've given them confidence and courage with our Female Entrepreneur Competitions, the fifth of which is planned for 2011, and for which the application date begins on December 15, 2010. With our online portal we aim to bring all female entrepreneurs together in the same platform. The fact that our efforts have received recognition and awards at an international level is a source of great pride for us. Our support for female entrepreneurs and efforts to see them gain a more prominent position in the economy, will continue and grow."

European Excellence Awards

The awards are given to the most successful and outstanding projects in various categories, based on international standards of professional criteria. The European Excellence Awards offers an opportunity to bring praticipants together with the leading names in their respective fields, with the aim of providing an excellent communication network. The awards cover Europe, and are granted to the companies that engage in the most outstanding and exemplary projects.