Berrin Kuleli was born in Istanbul. She acquired a series of skills and experience within her 10 years in the sales and marketing department as a planning analyst for the Shell Companies in Turkey, then a sales manager of Thrace as well as a training manager of gas stations in Istanbul.
Her commitment to KAGİDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey) as a 3-year board member working on member relations proved her level of dedication and she was selected as president and chairman of the audit committee for five years. She is also a founding member of the Leader Network company and board member of the association.
In support of both companies, she carries out the social responsibilities of a general manager of her founding company Leader Network and as a member of the board of directors of KAGİDER, she provides sales and marketing training to women entrepreneurs to improve their business.
She has received mentor training from the European Union Mentor Project Network and now mentors many entrepreneurial women. She has also been esteemed with the title of a role model for the Balkan women’s commission, chosen amongst 3 others by female entrepreneurs in Turkey.
The Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) is a non-governmental organization aimed at strengthening women entrepreneurs. Our goal is not to strengthen women only economically but also socially and politically. KAGIDER has made its mission to support women entrepreneurship because it believes that women entrepreneurs has a strong impact on reversing the trends of gender inequality and women’s economic exclusion. In addition, the goal is to bring attention to the societal contributions of women entrepreneurs in maintaining gender equality within society.
In partnership with national and international public, private and civil organizations we have developed and continue to work on several projects and activities. KAGIDER, which membership includes more than 300 members, is engaged in training, counselling and mentorship activities towards economically empowering and strengthening women entrepreneurs. KAGIDER advocates for equal opportunities for men and women where it is engaged in a number of activities directed towards this issue.
"We have strong, ambitious entrepreneurs in Turkey".