When you think of women in Turkey, you probably do not think of entrepreneurship.
Gülseren Onanc, president and chairperson of KAGIDER, the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey, spoke at the Salzburg Global Seminar conference entitled "What Turkey? What Europe?".
In her presentation, she points out that more and more women are becoming active in the workforce in Turkey, and that female entrepreneurship is on the rise. She gives a detailed report on female employment in Turkey, and compares it to the rest of the EU.
Gülseren Onanc is president and chairperson of KAGIDER, the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey. Ms. Onanc was one of the founding
members of KAGIDER and has also chaired the European Union Committee. In 2007, Onanc was elected as the President of KAGIDER and again in 2009, she was re-elected for the next two years term.
She is also the founder and general manager of Ticketturk, a web-based ticket sales firm in 2003. She holds a B.A. in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University, USA.