Women entrepreneurs' road map published
BURSA – Anatolia News Agency | 4/19/2010 12:00:00 AM |
In Turkey, nearly 7 percent of the men participating in the labor force are employers, while only 1 percent of women have managed to reach that level.
Citing a predominately male workforce in Turkey, İlhan Parseker, director of a prominent woman’s organization announced the release of a new book designed to help women attain.
Parseker spoke at the launch the book “Women Entrepreneur’s Road Map,” on Monday, which was compiled by the Women Entrepreneurship Board of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges. During her speech, she noted 25 percent of those employed in Turkey are woman - while 75 percent are men.
"Here we see that the employment rate of women is quite low. While 7 percent of the men that work are employers, only 1 percent of working women manage to achieve that level of success. That clearly reflects exactly how far behind Turkey is when it comes to encouraging women to enter the country’s labor force.”
“Our priority is to encourage women to become a part of Turkey’s labor force as well as launching their own businesses. In that respect, this book that we are launching today goes a long way describing the rules and regulations as well as initiatives one can benefit when trying to become an entrepreneur.”