Turkey, Gender and the MDGs

TPF is happy to announce the success of their inaugural event, Turning Monologues into Dialogues, speaker series featuring Dr. Gülden Türktan, President of KAGIDER and Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted. Turkish Philanthropy Funds’ Turning Monologues into Dialogues Speaker Series features leading names in philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to share strategies behind today’s success stories, inspire innovative thinking and advance new…

Turkish Businesswomen

Turkey’s top female executives are making strides for gender equality. Of Turkey’s largest companies, 26% of the top executives are women. This figure sounds meager, but it is, above the EU average. However, when we take a step back and compare this number with Turkey’s overall female workforce, our positive reaction disappears. “Turkey’s total female…

Social Entrepreneurship in Turkey: Mustafa Sari Saves Van

By Elmira Bayrasli This is part of a TPF series on social entrepreneurs, in collaboration with Ashoka Turkiye. Booming is the adjective most often used to describe Turkey these days. Ranked the 16th largest economy (and growing) in the world, the country saddled between Europe and the Middle East is looked as a sound investment…