The “Female Leaders of Tomorrow” program, implemented by Cargill with the aim of contributing to the training of female presidents who will shed light on the future of Turkey, has started its second year.
ISTANBUL (IGFA) – Working with the aim of adding value to societies for a sustainable future, Cargill continues to invest in young people.
Cargill’s “Female Leaders of Tomorrow” program, launched in 2021 in cooperation with the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV), equips more than 120 university students with the professional qualifications to become leaders who will shed light on the future of Turkey, and also lays the foundation for their future success.
Within the scope of the program, young people are provided with mentoring, on-site training in production facilities, participation in R&D projects, seminars, internships, vocational and personal development trainings, and book support, as well as scholarship support.
Cargill Foods Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India Board Leader and CEO Murat Tarakçıoğlu noted that the Women Leaders of Tomorrow program is a module of Cargill’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) strategy in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Tarakçıoğlu pointed out that, as Cargill, they offer fair and equal opportunities with the awareness of creating a positive impact and cost in society, “We are taking concrete steps to support the formation and development of role models. Cargill has a commitment to increase the rate of female managers to 50 percent globally by 2030. “Today, with 50 percent women on the Cargill META board of directors and 40 percent women on the executive council, we are very close to achieving this goal. Aware that education is of great value for human development, we support successful students from primary school to university with our corporate social responsibility programs,” he said.
Emphasizing that 500 students receive education at the Cargill Primary School built in Bursa’s Orhangazi district in 2006, Tarakçıoğlu said, “We recently renovated the two chemistry laboratories of TEVİTÖL, and our contributions to the training of future scientists will continue. Beyond giving scholarships to university students who meet the student selection criteria, we become the strength of our young girls in their professional and personal travels. It is the raising of women who have it,” he said.