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The G(irls)20 Summit, which cultivates a new generation of female leaders through education, entrepreneurship and global experiences, will be held in Istanbul in October 2015.

Participants will respond to G20 Brisbane Commitment to bring more than 100 million women into the labor force by 2025 to significantly increase global growth and reduce poverty and inequality.


Istanbul, Turkey, March 6, 2015 – Designed according to the G20 architecture, the G(irls)20 Summit will be held this year in Istanbul on October 5th to 6th with the aim of developing the female labor force with strategic importance in achieving global economic objectives of growth.

One female delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region will be welcomed to international delegate community of G(irls)20. In keeping with the G20 Turkey Presidency, a delegate from Azerbaijan, Singapore and Spain will also join this year’s G(irls)20 Summit.

G(irls)20 was the first global social enterprise to advocate that an increase in female labor force participation is a key to economic growth. Since launching at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, it has held five Summits: Toronto (2010), Paris (2011), Mexico City (2012), Moscow (2013) and Sydney,
Australia (2014).

A take on the G20, which accounts for approximately 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade and two-thirds of the world’s population, G(irls)20 focuses on the challenges before the G20 while at the same time making strategic investments in the skills sets of girls and women so that they can participate fully in society and the economy.

We are pleased to announce that the Sabanci Foundation is our key host partner.

Within the scope of G(irls)20 program, there are over 300 mentors and 200 mentee connections of girls between the ages of 15 to 23. Talent development-oriented workshops are carried out in partnership with private sector partners and coaches are provided for young girls to achieve academic and professional success.

G(irls)20 delegrates have been announced

Delegates are selected through an open global application process. Selection is based on the applicant’s responses to questions that focus on leadership, personal triumph, analytical skills and their ability to find innovative solutions to economic challenges both in their communities and globally.
More than 1000 applications were received for 27 delegate spots.

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