“My Mom's Job is My Future” will be at the United Nations on March 8th, the International Women's Day
The United Nations recently invited Borusan to take part in the International Women’s Day activities and introduce to the world My Mom’s Job is My Future project which aims to increase women’s employment rate in industry. The details of the project will be shared with the international community and nongovernmental organizations during the Annual Women's Empowerment Principles Event that is going to be organized by United Nations in New York on 6th of March 2013.

After signing a CEO statement of support for the Annual Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP) last year, Borusan was invited to the United Nations' 5th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles Event to introduce My Mom’s Job is My Future social responsibility project. The event will focus on how inclusive business strategies and practices drive change towards realizing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The event will be held in New York on 5th and 6th of March as part of the International Women’s Day activities.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver closing remarks at the event. Participants include business leaders from various sectors and geographical regions, high-level UN representatives and key stakeholders from civil society, government and academia.

As part of the event, there will be a panel session titled as 'Innovation Driving Business and Equality'. In this panel, Borusan will introduce My Mom’s Job is My Future social responsibility project, cite the project’s contributions to Turkey’s economy, and discuss the anticipated influence it will have on unemployment of women.

UN examines My Mom’s Job is My Future project

“My Mom's Job is My Future”, in collaboration with the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, aims to build daily child care facilities in order to make life easier for women who are unable to work because of child care. The daily child care facilities titled as ‘Borusan Joy Factories’ will be built in 10 organized industrial zones of 10 cities for children aged between 0 and 6. The first Borusan Joy Factory is scheduled to open at the end of 2013 in Adıyaman. In addition to Adıyaman the construction of Borusan Joy Factories are scheduled to begin at the Organized Industrial Zones of Malatya, Şanlıurfa, Afyonkarahisar during 2013.

The Borusan Joy Factories, which will be established for My Mom’s Job is My Future project, are aimed to have an innovative and unique design that will allow children to look at the future with hope and to reflect the spirit of the Project.

You can watch The United Nations' Women's Empowerment Principles Event live on Wednesday, March 6th from the following link.

In addition, you can follow the event from social media accounts of Borusan Holding

Note to the editor

What is social inclusion?

It is the elimination of factors that prevent individuals or groups, who have been exposed to social exclusion and therefore do not take part in economic and social life, by improving their living conditions to socially acceptable levels, and contributing to their integration with society. It is a collection of corporate measures implemented with a political mindset to improve conditions of those who are unable to benefit from such opportunities as employment and education just like most others.

What are the United Nations' Women's Empowerment Principles?

Initiated as a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of principles that offer businesses guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

United Nations' Women's Empowerment Principles can be listed as follows:
  • Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  • Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.
  • Promote education, training and professional development for women.
  • Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
  • Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
  • Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.