IMU Career Club, one of the student clubs of our university, organized an event under the theme of March 8, International Women’s Day, for students to develop their career goals. In the event, which took place on Monday, March 7, 2022, between 13.00-16.00, the success stories of prominent figures in business and their experiences in business life were presented to the students.
Coordinated with the support of International Relations department staff, Assoc. Prof. Helin Sarı ERTEM and Res. Asst. Dr. Derya AYTEN, the event hosted the following speakers: Cisco Turkey General Manager and TOG Chairman of the Board Didem DURU, Eczacıbaşı Integrated Management System Manager Gözde Köksal YURTTAŞ, and GTech Founding Partner and CEO Mine TAŞKAYA.
In the event, our faculty member Assoc. Prof. Helin Sarı ERTEM delivered the opening speech and the speakers shared important information that would contribute to the participants for creating their own stories. The speakers conveyed to the students the importance of capacity building for women’s equal access to work, serving as role models for overcoming the inequalities in the labor market with their great success in the business world.
The speakers emphasized the importance of promoting women leaders in the business world for policies that will advance gender equality and underlined that eliminating all forms of discrimination against women is not only a matter of human rights but is also critical to accelerating sustainable development. They stressed the significance of the empowerment of women in economic growth and development in every field and provided the students with information about what steps could be taken in achieving this goal.