Women in Business

HasNa works to enable women across the region to play a prominent role in their local economies. In a business climate that is dominated by men, HasNa programs provide women with the skills and confidence they need to thrive and prosper.

Each program integrates communication and conflict resolution skills to help women learn to work better together to improve their communities.

Entrepreneurship Beyond Borders

The success of Turkish and Armenian women as entrepreneurs in their communities is a critical aspect of addressing the tumultuous relationship between the two neighbors. While unemployment is high in both countries, women have a significantly higher level of unemployment and earn less than men. Turkish and Armenian women own and manage fewer firms than those of other countries in the area. HasNa aims to give women in Armenia and Turkey the knowledge, skills, and support they need to advance as entrepreneurs and work together for the development of the entire region.  Learn More

Women’s Microbusiness Training Program

HasNa has worked in conjunction with Anatolian Artisans to provide microbusiness training to five groups of women across southern and eastern Turkey since 2003. The Women’s Microbusiness Training Program provides a supportive platform for women who want to start or improve their own businesses. The program trains participants in aspects of entrepreneurship, small business management, and on ways to secure financing for their endeavors. Trainings focus significantly on vital ‘soft skills’ involving critical thinking, problem solving, strategic decision making, and conflict resolution. Learn More