Empowering Women through International Trade
International Women’s Day 2015
TFO Canada Celebrates Women Exporters
Women exporters play an important role in the economic development of their countries. Over the years, TFO Canada has implemented a number of programs to target women entrepreneurs, including the Ready to Export Training and Coaching Program for Indonesian businesswomen, ACCESS! For African Business Women in International Trade and Design Africa program for women artisans.
Why buy from women?
According to WEConnect, there are over 187 million women entrepreneurs worldwide who account for as much as 40% of global business. Research has shown that women are key drivers of economic growth. Investing in women yields both economic and social dividends, as women reinvest earnings into their families and communities. When searching for new sources for goods to import into Canada, consider buying from women entrepreneurs in the global trade arena.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we invite you to meet four women from the developing world who are achieving success for their business and communities through international trade: