Women Rectors in Turkey - 3rd Meeting

EWORA has been organizing regional meetings with active as well as former female Rectors in Turkey since 2017 with the aim of creating strategies for increasing the number of female leaders in Turkish academia. 

The 3rd meeting was co-organized with Ozyegin University on December 13, 2018. The meeting started with a welcoming remark from Prof. Esra Gençtürk, Rector of Ozyegin University. Then, Prof. Gulsun Saglamer (President, EWORA) and Prof. Sezer Komsuoglu (Advisor to the President of CoHE, Turkey) gave speeches respectively. After these presentations, an interactive session was held and Rectors had been asked to consider about their own experiences in regard to the actions they have contributed for accessing gender equality or empowering women and the actions they are planing to realize in the future with the same aim. The Rectors found a chance to learn and inspire from each other with the help of such interactions. 

This meeting was followed for the first time with an half-day panel to initiate a platform where rectors can interact with gender experts. The panel titled "Actions & Plans focusing on Gender Equality at Universities in Turkey". Both meetings were hosted by Ozyegin University. 

Please see the program of the panel: 

13 December, 2018, Ozyegin University  

14.00 – 14.25: Prof. Dr. Mine Göğüş Tan
                      (Istanbul Technical University Gender Equality Projects)       

14.25 – 14.50: Prof. Dr. Mary Lou O'Neil
                      (Kadir Has University, SAGE Project)

14.50 – 15.15: Dr. Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik
                      (Ozyeğin University, PLOTINA Project)

15.15 – 15.40: Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay ve Dr. Gülru Göker
                       (Sabanci University, SU Gender)

15.40 – 16.00: Discussion