Women Who Know Their Accounts

To Garanti BBVA, participation of every individual in social and economic life is crucial. The Bank believes that contemporary, strong societies rise upon equal opportunity principle. Within the frame of inclusive growth, the other main topic of its inclusive sustainability strategy, Garanti BBVA has been treating vulnerable groups and entrepreneurs with low access to finance and other services as a separate customer group for many years.

The Bank’s main goal is to create cooperation opportunities with startups for the healthy growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the spread of the entrepreneurship culture in our country. The Bank carries out activities on various platforms to support entrepreneurs ranging from women's entrepreneurship to impact entrepreneurship and technology startups, which are important actors of economic growth, with specifically tailored products and services.

Garanti BBVA supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem with:

  • Women Entrepreneurs Program launched in 2006,
  • Türkiye’s Woman Entrepreneur Competition that will celebrate its 17th year, which helps encourage women entrepreneurs and unveil role models,
  • Women Entrepreneurs Executive School of Türkiye that provides educational support,
  • Garanti BBVA Partners Accelerator Program that contributes to the sustainability of early startups, the SMEs and scaleups.
  • Women in Trade platform that supports women entrepreneurs for penetrating new markets.

In July 2023, we have launched the "Unbanked Women" program to support active participation of unbanked or underbanked women in economic life in Türkiye. Within the scope of the program we carry out online and free basic financial literacy training, developed in collaboration with the Financial Literacy and Access Association (FODER). Click for detailed information.

In cooperation with the Foundation for the Support of Women's Work (KEDV), face-to-face trainings are organized with women's cooperatives to improve financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills. In 2023, we reached the provinces where our trainings reached: Istanbul, Izmir, Muğla, Manisa, Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa. Click for detailed information.