We would like to introduce you to VIWO’s management team.

After 15 years of banking, Arzu started her Canadian adventure in 2017 as an International Student without knowing any English. After working as a busboy, waitress and office worker, she has been working in banking for the last 3 years. As a newcomer, she actively works in social responsibility projects as a volunteer, donor and manager in NGOs, with the idea that unity and solidarity will carry the whole community to a better place. She set off to realize her dreams about women’s rights and women’s economic freedom with her friends at VIWO.

Devrim and her husband immigrated to Canada with their 2 young children for a safe life after they had to leave Libya with a few suitcases behind due to turmoil in the country, where they had built a good life by immigrating for work. After the first few difficult years, she first entered the construction industry as before, and then started studying law after receiving his high school equivalence. However, she stopped her education because she lost her father. Then, she set out on a new path by receiving international DJ training and certification and started operating in the field of event management.
Serving in social aid institutions was always in her heart. She will continue to support the initiatives of women like herself who immigrated to Canada for a safer future, as she has done so far.

Sima Acan completed her undergraduate education in Electronics Engineering, then pursued software at Ryerson and business management at UofT. She finished Project Management education at Humber. Starting her career in Canada in 2007, she worked in the field of electronic engineering. Since 2014, she has been managing an engineering firm specializing in production automation and material handling projects. She has served on the board of both Canadian and Turkish associations for years. She is the first female president in the nearly 90-year history of the Oakville Lions Club, currently overseeing more than 20 Lions Clubs as the district governor, and simultaneously chairing the “Childhood Cancer” committee of a region encompassing 88 clubs. From 2022 to 2024, she serves as the president of the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations.