Nimet Temel, a university graduate in her 20s, has been looking for her break to find a job - for two years. As a communications major and recent graduate, she did not have work experience - the old chicken and egg problem. To stay motivated, she started watching digital videos of inspiring women on an online platform.
There, she chanced upon an online event featuring a female social entrepreneur who started a smart village - combining advanced technology with the capabilities of traditional farming methods. Inspired by the entrepreneur, Nimet reached out, explained her dilemma and soon won a job at a company that develops agricultural information technologies. Today, Nimet is responsible for digital media there.
The videos were featured at Binyaprak, a Turkey-based digital mentoring and networking platform, one of the finalists of the Investment Ready Program, to which Allianz is lending its expertise under a partnership with Impact Hub.
The startup’s unique offering looks to fill a gap that women face in the workforce – finding role models, information and people with similar experiences to help them get their foot through the right door.