The hiring was just the start of Güder’s professional development. “I started working in suit production, where I worked as a seamstress for nine months. But I always wanted to understand everything that our team did.” Curiosity is the first step toward further development. Güder’s superior asked her if she’d like to take part in an education program for future managers.
“I was surprised, because I hadn’t been at the company for very long,” says Güder, but she applied anyway and was ultimately accepted in the program. “I was over the moon! I’ve had quite a few jobs since leaving school, but it was this one that gave me prospects for further development.” After a year of advanced courses on a variety of topics, Güder was transferred to her new position as a group lead.
And if she hadn’t found the 'Open Doors for Women' program? “Then I’d probably be working somewhere else or I’d still be a housewife. But I doubt I’d feel as productive as I do now.”
Güder is one of the 1,500 women who completed the 'Open Doors for Women' courses in recent years – and one of more than 800 for which the prospect of a permanent position at HUGO BOSS Izmir became reality.