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Program of the 15. BPW European Conference Zurich16
Sept. 30 2016 - Oct. 2 2016 - University of Zurich - adress and map here


Arzu Öyzol

BPW International
Vice President UN
Arzu Özyol graduated from Middle East Technical University in 1983 and received her MBA degree from İstanbul Bilgi University in 2002. In May 2013, she completed her PHD studies in Bioethic Environmental Politics. During her PhD studies, she attended two courses on Global Energy and Environmental Politics an Environmental Politics from Harvard University in 2009 -2010.
From 1983 to 2002, Arzu Özyol worked in Construction Company as an Environmental Engineer. She has established her own company HYDRA Project and Consulting Company in 2003. The major speciality of her company is developing and managing projects for EU-funds besides providing training programs for public and private institutions and technical, administrative and financial follow-up services for on-going projects.She founded the first BPW Club in Ankara-Turkey with twenty members in 2006. In 2010, BPW-Turkey has been established with 100 members. Since the launch of the Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business, BPW-Turkey have completed four EU-funded projects and realised four high-level international events in the framework of WEPs under her coordination. Additionally, she arranged for the official UN WEPs booklet to be translated in Turkish. She was the UN Representative of BPW International in the past 2 terms. She also represented BPW International in the Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors, B-MENA initiative (Broader Initiative for Civil Society in North Africa and Middle East) of the USA Department of Government that was started by the ex-Minister of the U.S Department of State, Hillary Clinton. Additionally, Arzu Özyol is the member of the board of the UNESCO Center for Women and Peace in Balkan Countries. She has been elected as Vice President United Nation in the last BPW International Congress that was realized in Jeju Island, South Korea in May 2014. In August 2014, she established UNESCO Center for Global Ethics and Sustainable Development in İstanbul
Saturday, October 1

11:00 CEST