Ali Ülker

When we look at the short two-year history of Yıldız Holding Women's Platform, which we created as Yıldız Holding with the aim of making our inclusive and egalitarian culture permanent;

We are justifiably happy to develop many projects that reflect Yıldız Holding's global values and principles and contribute to equal opportunities in our country and in the societies in which we operate globally. Our understanding of investing in people and our strong belief in the importance of building a participatory and egalitarian society for value-creating growth continue to guide us in all our business processes. In this direction, we are happy to see that we have been fulfilling the commitments we made while creating the Platform.

We are proud to have developed an exemplary platform for the entire business world with the wide range of activities we have implemented and supported to date.

Since the day we established Yıldız Holding Women's Platform, we see it as our responsibility to be leaders when it comes to women being represented more in business life, taking more roles in senior management and critical points, and ensuring equal opportunity in the business world. In this direction, as in previous years, we continued many projects that we started to create value for both our employees and the society in general through the Yıldız Holding Women's Platform, and we implemented many new applications in line with the needs we identified. In addition, we continued to develop our global collaborations that supported us in this journey, while fulfilling the commitments we have determined in line with our strategic route map.

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With the Yıldız Holding Women's Platform, which we established in March 2021, we carry out activities that focus on the principles of participation, equality and pluralism, and we are among the leading companies in the business world with these activities.

As Yıldız Holding, we believe that supporting women-owned businesses will not only ensure that women have equal opportunities in the society, but also contribute to expanding the market, diversifying the supply chain and growing the economy, and contributing to increasing social welfare. For this purpose, we focus on the Ecosystem and Value Chain areas, which we expanded this year in our Manifesto, together with Yıldız Holding and all its companies, and we support our work with global collaborations.

With the Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator initiative, which we participated this year with the support of UN Women, we aim to carry out beneficial works not only for Yıldız Holding, but also for the whole society, with our eorts to support women's entrepreneurship in the regional and global arena.

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After having brought Yildiz Holding Women’s Platform into being to transform the culture of equal opportunities into a stronger and more permanent structure in all its companies, Yildiz Holding has now also signed United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).Read more…


Having already adopted pioneering practices in equal opportunities and inclusion through its Women’s Platform, Yıldız Holding now takes these initiatives to the global level in cooperation with The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). With the aim of encouraging women entrepreneurship and supporting women in taking more active roles in supply chains, Yıldız Holding signed a memorandum of understanding with UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office. At the signing ceremony, the Holding was represented by Board Member Nurtaç Ziyal Afridi, the Global CEO of GODIVA.. Read more…

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