Leading Turkish business group TUSİAD changes name over gender concerns

Leading Turkish business group TUSİAD changes name over gender concerns

Leading Turkish business group TUSİAD changes name over gender concerns

The country’s leading business association, the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), has changed its name in Turkish, heralding a step to end gender discrimination and enhance women empowerment.

The group changed its name from the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association to the Turkish Industrialists and Businesspeople Association at its general assembly in Istanbul on Jan.18.

The acronym TÜSİAD will remain the same.

Back in 2010, under the chairwomanship of Ümit Boyner, the association had changed its title in English to “Turkish Industry and Business Association.”

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