“Equal Opportunity Model (EOM)” Implementation Certification Program (Member of the Board of Management)

Sabancı University Gender Forum provides consulting support to Equal Opportunity Model (EOM), which was initiated by the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) with the technical support of the World Bank and in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst&Young in order to promote women’s employment. EOM is an implementation and certification program that aims to develop in Turkey the certificate program that will ensure that private companies adopt a gender equality perspective and equality culture in their institutional structure and practices. After undergoing an independent supervision process, institutions that will earn the right to receive the Equal Opportunity Certificate will be officially certified and recognized publicly that they are mindful of gender equality and women’s empowerment in terms of their structures, actions, and employment. As a partner to this project, Sabancı University Gender Forum inspects companies in terms of their compatibility to the model of gender equal opportunity, and, if needed, provides gender equality trainings.