With the project named “GOOD FOR BUSINESS” (İYİ İŞLER) launched in 2015, a training and development program oriented towards the female entrepreneurs in Boyner Group supply chain was designed. With Good for Business, it was the first time in Turkey and in the world for a company operating in the private sector to establish a capacity development program that would support the requirements of female entrepreneurs in its own supplier network.
The training and development program of the “Good for Business” was jointly prepared by Boyner Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The contents of the program were designed in a manner to improve the social and business skills and financial capabilities of female entrepreneurs in line with women’s requests and it was put into practice with a program taking 12 weeks.
There are nearly 400 suppliers in total producing the exclusive brands in Boyner Group. The ratio of female entrepreneurs in the supply chain is 15% only. Boyner Group set off with the goal of keeping such women in charge of their business, to allow them to grow their businesses and to encourage new women as well. In the first period of the program, 25 female entrepreneurs amongst such suppliers participated in the trainings taking 12 weeks. The training program designed to allow female entrepreneurs to grow by increasing their capacities was completed successfully. “Good for Business” was introduced to the world as an exemplary program in the “United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles Meeting” held in New York in 2016.
During the second period of the project, the support provided for empowerment of female entrepreneurship will be continued by adding new female suppliers to the program through the cooperation with KAGIDER this year (2018).