Aiming to raise awareness about social issues, the world-famous football player Mesut Özil posted a video about the “Engineer Girls of Turkey” project on his social media accounts within the #YourStoryOurVoice campaign. By sharing the story of the Civil Engineer Kübra, he draws attention to stereotypes regarding professions and supports the wider presence of women in the field of engineering.
The 5th Istanbul Gathering held on February 14-16th 2020, started with the “Tips for a Successful Job Interview” module of Leadership in Engineering Certificate Programme with the trainer İpek Aral.
Female engineering students coming from all over Turkey, the project mentors, coaches, and other precious guests came together on the second day of the event. The Gathering opened with the speeches of Ebru Özdemir, The Chairperson of Limak Foundation; Sukhrob Khojimatov, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and Gülser Ustaoğlu, General Director on the Status of Women at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. Like every year, the 5th Istanbul Gathering also hosted many inspirational role model speeches and training programs as well. Dr. Menzer Pehlivan, Co-chairperson of the Technical Group of Jacobs Earthquake Engineering; Murat Kolbaşı, Chairperson of Arzum; Melek Pulatkonak, Founder of TurkishWin & BinYaprak; Giovanni Guidetti, Head Coach of VakıfBank and Turkey Women’s National Volleyball Team; Belçim Bilgin, actress, Aret Vartanyan, author and Leyla Varan, senior psychologist, met with the audience with their speeches.
On the last day of the Gathering, Dr. Gökçe Bayrakçeken; Gender Equality Specialist of UNDP Turkey; made a panel about “Gender Equality Awareness Raising”. After the panel, the music band GRIPIN and the students of Engineer Girls of Turkey Project composed together with the project song!
Engineer Girls of Turkey Received the Golden Success Award In the 11th Corporate Social Responsibility Summit!
The 11th Corporate Social Responsibility Summit organized by the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey, was held in Kadir Has University with the participation of the business world leaders, experts, academicians and delegates of international institutions. Engineer Girls of Turkey project was considered worthy of golden success award for its contribution to the Goal 5 “Gender Equality” of the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations.
We talked to Saffron Brand Consultants Turkey, Russia and Central Asia Director Turgay Adıyaman about personal branding and brand positioning.
We talked to the Founder of Adım Adım and Academician Itır Erhart about volunteering and gender equality.
We talked to Researcher and Sustainability Consultant Ali Gizer about his researches, Sustainable Development Goals and his recommendations for young generation.
We talked to the Assistant General Manager of the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works Turkey Şadiye Yalçın about her professional experiences, her career path and her recommendations for young generation.
We talked to Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Co-founder of Mentors Network Mehmet Onarcan about the world of start-up and innovation-oriented entrepreneurship.
“Training of Trainers” held on August 24-27th 2019, within the scope of the High School Programme of the Engineer Girls of Turkey Project.
50 teachers from different branches of 25 high schools in 10 different cities of Turkey (Adana, Ankara, Aydın, Balıkesir, Bitlis Diyarbakır, Isparta, İstanbul, İzmir, Samsun) participated in the “Training of Trainers” in order to get the information about the profession of engineering and raise awareness of high school students who will make their career choices.
During the training carried out by the Teachers Academy Foundation (ÖRAV), teachers worked in the field of vocational information and career development along four days. Teachers also recognized the future opportunities that students would gain if they choose engineering, through activities that promote the engineering profession.
EGT High School Programme continue its activities throughout the year with “Decision is Yours” awareness-raising board game, virtual reality applications and the role model meetings to be held in the scope of the high schools of the programme.
We talked to the Founder of SosyalBen Foundation Ece Çiftçi about social entrepreneurship, volunteering and the power of imagination.
We talked to the Chief and Social Entrepreneur Ebru Baybara Demir about the importance of discovering your potential and creating social benefits.
The 4th Istanbul Gathering held on February 15-17th 2019, started with the “Successful Job Interviews” training with İpek Aral on the first day, then continued with a full program.
On the second day of 4th Istanbul Gathering, Ebru Özdemir, The Chairperson of Limak Foundation; Claudio Tomasi, UNDP Turkey Resident Representative; Gülser Ustaoğlu, General Director on the Status of Women at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, Yaprak Yapsan, Founder and Director of Idecon idea&congress; Serpil Gümüş, Digital Transformation Consultant of Deloitte Digital; Agah Uğur; the Member of Board and Chairperson Advisor of Borusan Holding and Ayşe Arman, Journalist made inspirational speeches.
On the last day of Gathering, Dr. Gökçe Bayrakçeken; Gender Equality Specialist of UNDP Turkey; gave a speech about “Gender Equality”. Evrim Uyar, Strategist and Founder of MwC Mentoring with Chess; talked about the relationship between engineering and chess, which gave EGT students a different point of view.
The theater play and the museum visit were also very enjoyable for all of us!