Güler Nazey Tekeli Erdile

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: Women in Space (WinS)Türkiye

Güler Nazey Tekeli Erdilek is the co-founder of Originn, a platform that creates communities around the values of cooperation and brining a multi-disciplinary production culture. Nazey is also co-founder of Merak Creative Works and Cultural Association which brings together different disciplines of art and co-founder of İzmir Culture Cooperative. She is part of the Notion Collective, a creative platform for sustainable fashion. Nazey deeply believes in volunteering and community power. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Women in Space (WinS)

The aim of the project was to bring together women from diverse occupations and fields who create and redefine the spaces they are in. With this project, women joined together to network and ensure the flow of information between cultures and geographies. The Women in Space project consisted of two phases. The first phase was a series of online interviews with women with the central theme of creating spaces for women in various fields. The second consisted of an in-person summit consisting of talks, a bazaar and community sections with local participants. The project reached 100 in-person participants, plus those engaged through social media and online activities.

Women in Space Activities:

  • WinS E-Talks: Online interviews with women
  • WinS Summit : 1-day summit consisting of talks, a bazaar and community sections
  • WinS Talks: Seminar consisting of different sessions with local women creating space in their perspective fields
  • WinS Bazaar: A bazaar where the products and stories of women who produce locally are shared
  • WinS Community: A networking event where WinS speakers, producers and participants engage at the bazaar

"I think that the event has an inspiring, sharing and collaborative effect. Both the women invited, and the speech content were quite satisfactory. In addition, the section reserved for women entrepreneurs and producers in the event area was also very meaningful." - WinS Summit Attendee

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Nazey was a participant in the IVLP Project Women and Entrepreneurship, organized by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global.

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually 

Huntsville, AL; Sacramento, CA; Washington, DC; Charlotte, NC; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH

Country: Türkiye

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