Part 1 Gender Equality: An imperative for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals.- Part 2 Institutional Context: Women in Turkey.
Melsa Ararat is the founding director and principle researcher of the Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey (CGFT, 2003- present), a research and advocacy centre at Sabanci University School of Management, Istanbul. Previously she had senior management and board positions in Turkey, the Benelux, Singapore and Japan in management consulting industry. Dr. Ararat's scholarly background is in Management and Strategy and her research focuses on corporate governance and sustainability. She coordinates Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Research Network since 2006 and was actively involved in policy work as a consultant to the World Bank Group until 2016. Since 2015 she has been serving as a governor of ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network), an investor-led organization of governance experts. In May 2019, she was elected to the board of United Nations Global Compact Turkey Network, for a three year period. She oversees CDP's Turkey operation and chairs the Steering Committee of 30% Club's Turkey Chapter which she initiated.