Turkish Business Women Association (TIKAD) organized a women’s leadership event on 20 September 2023 in New York

Published October 6, 2023

“Women Leading the World” was held at the Rockafeller Centre to celebrate and highlight the achievements of business women from Turkey and across the globe. Mrs. Emine Erdogan, First Lady of Turkey was the guest of honour.

Mrs. Nilufer Bulut, President of TIKAD gave the welcome speech. She shared how TIKAD felt the need to organize this meeting to bring together women from across the globe with a shared spirit of help and solidarity. To spread that message, the languages of art and music have been chosen. This will allow women’s requirements for peace and equality to be heard by the world leaders who were present in New York for the 78th United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The song “Let Women Take the lead” Was composed by a famous Turkish Singer for the event. It was played for the very first time during the event.

The keynote address at the Women Leading the World event was given by Emine Erdogan, The First Lady of Turkiye. She began her address to the business world representatives and women entrepreneurs by bringing attention to entrepreneurial women by drawing examples from the hurdles women have had to experience throughout history. She shared how important it is to talk about women on every platform, as it allows the youth to meet valuable role models who can guide them to a brighter future.

During the address, First Lady Erdogan stated that as the world is moving towards sustainable development goals, it is crucial to understand the importance of the contributions made by women. Since time immemorial, women have been active contributors to the social and economic development of every civilization. It is becoming increasingly crucial to not deprive women of their rights. Inspiration should be derived from the achievements of women.

TIKAD is a non-governmental organization that was established in 2004 to provide a platform to female businesswomen. As globalization has taken place, the world has come closer together. TIKAD aims to find sustainable solutions to the issues which are prevalent across the globe by using the common moral values that bind all humans together. The problems experienced need to be faced head-on.

There has been a drastic increase in the pain and suffering caused by wars, economic crises, natural disasters and epidemics. The ones who are most impacted by it are women and children. The role played by women in establishing peace and prosperity becomes more central, as it can be difficult to explain these experiences.

Women tend to be more compassionate and merciful. TIKAD provides business women the platform to reach out to working professionals. Helping them to help each other. Women are the ones who give birth and raise the leaders of the past, present and future. Their warmth and compassion can turn the world into a better place. For that, TIKAD helps women to establish themselves so they can impact government policies and public opinions so that they can be an active part of the democratization process of Turkey.

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