Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)

Abstract

The Concepts of Empowering Women in Turkey

Author(s): Meltem Ince Yenilmez

Over   the   last   few   years,   Women's   Empowerment   has   grown   significantly   in   the development  stages.  Those  who  are  advocates  have  been  very  successful  at  drawing much-needed   attention   and   are   committed   to   increasing   financial   backing  for   the   cause. The development of empowering  women has not only grown by leaps and bounds but has drawn the attention of many philanthropic people in major businesses thanks to the enormous promotional efforts on the part of many organizations.  Whether it is an ideology or something else, everyone has their own thoughts on how it  should  work.  That said, there are many feminists and gender equality activists that are still not happy with the term empowering women. Many of these people are  very  uneasy  at  the  way  it  is  being  promoted  by  those  who  are  very  enthusiastic.Achieving success in entrepreneurship may be quite difficult for women if they do not make adequate effort towards overcoming the challenges they encounter during their entrepreneurial endeavors. This paper therefore looks into  women entrepreneurs, the challenges they encounter and suggestions at  to  how  their  successes  can  be  further  increased.  It  is  based  on  the  review  and analysis  of available   secondary   information   sources   on   the   topic   and   other   areas   relevant   in   the understanding   and   advancement   of   research   propositions   on  Turkish   entrepreneurial   and cultural   relationship.   These   secondary   sources   include   country-specific   reports,   policy documents and documentations from firms.