If a woman changes, society changes

Yeşim Textile is one of the companies that have the most female employees under the same roof in Turkey. Its Women and Kids Club maintains The World of Butterfly project with Uludağ Soroptimist Club since 2013. Project aims to raise awareness about health, law and family / personal development issues at female employees of Yeşim Textile and the mothers whose child is being educated in the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) Bursa Learning Unit.


The sharing meeting was organized to fulfill commitments after received funding of five thousand euro which received from European International Soroptimist Action Fund in 2015. The studies from 2013 to now was told at the meeting. Women who benefit from the project, the business community and representatives of non-governmental organizations also attended to the meeting which was realized at Podyum Park on 13 May.  


Program started with the exhibition of posters of The World of Butterfly project, then the introduction film was shown and continued with views of women who benefit from the project and project stakeholders. Program ended with cocktail after ballet show of Neriman Ballet School.


Events are performed under three main headings as “Women and Health”, “Women and Law”, and “Women and Family/Personal Development”, studies towards raising the awareness of the women are conducted within the scope of The World of Butterfly. Training courses are organized in different subjects like women's legal rights or proper use of foods. Trainings are also reinforced

voluntary consultancy of club members to the women of Yeşim.


The World of Butterfly project received 5 thousand euro funding from European International Soroptimist Action Fund. The project was the only project chosen by the Turkey Soroptimist Federation in 2015 to be sent for application to the funding in Europe. In the scope of the project till now; 62 speakers gave total of 124 hours of education. 3031 women attended to these trainings free of charge. 81 hours of volunteer consultancy was given to the female employees of Yeşim by experts of their respective fields. 585 women benefited from this free of charge consultancy service.


52% of Yeşim Textile’s employees are women and it started project with the slogan of “If a woman changes, society changes”. Soroptimists, which is a world-wide known voluntary woman organization, is a non-governmental organization that conducts national and international studies for the protection of women and children on the basis of equality principle of basic rights and the increase of women’s status and aims to create a peaceful and exorable world by means of projects targeting economic and social development as well as health and education.

Link of The World of Butterfly project introduction film: https://youtu.be/-OsMrT_ggd0