ITC SheTrades Initiative

Expanding women’s opportunities in global trade

Register now and join our global platform for women in trade to learn, connect and do business.

For buyers, investors and partners

Discover premium products and services, invest in women’s businesses and their local communities, and partner with SheTrades as we make global trade both inclusive and sustainable.

For women in business

Connect to over 40,000 businesses, showcase your products and services to international buyers, and access learning, investment and business opportunities to take your business global.
  • Since participating in the SheTrades Rwanda Project’s barista and packaging training, my staff have improved their local market expertise in Sake Coffee – Marie Laetitia Kayitsire

  • The SheTrades and UPS in Nigeria coaching programme increased my knowledge on how to navigate national and international markets. – Funmilola Omokunga

  • In all, SheTrades has pushed me along the right path of being a successful entrepreneur. – Muthoni Waigwa

  • Thanks to SheTrades, I won a grant from Access Bank Rwanda. Now I have increased my purchases from farmer cooperatives, and my sales to supermarkets have increased by 20%. – Jaqueline Mukashyaka

  • SheTrades Commonwealth helped my business venture into new spaces and access new clients. – Wanjiru Njenga

  • Since participating in the SheTrades Rwanda Project’s barista and packaging training, my staff have improved their local market expertise in Sake Coffee – Anselma Chaleuan

  • Thanks to SheTrades we have a solid 5-year export marketing plan and 25% of our sales come from exports. Our team has grown from 10 to 35 employees. – Achini Perera

  • SheTrades through Digitalization helps small companies overcome challenges related to logistics and finance. – Ndeye Fatou Njie


Find the right course for your business needs and earn ITC certificates on SheTrades Academy.
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Connect with capital providers and fast-track your journey to investment readiness with SheTrades Invest.
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Browse our catalogue of publications and access the latest policy insights on women and trade.


Apply or register for webinars, in-person workshops or trade fairs delivered by industry experts.
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ITC SheTrades & UPS Women Exporters Programme

Second phase of the SheTrades-UPS programme open to Mexican, Nigerian and Vietnamese women-led businesses

Ready to level up your business digitally? Register by 07 July 2024 to access training on artificial intelligence, data analytics and more!
  • For Mexican women entrepreneurs, click here to register your interest.
  • For Nigerian women entrepreneurs, click here to register your interest.
  • For Vietnamese women entrepreneurs, click here to register your interest.
Click here to learn more about our five-year partnership with The UPS Foundation.

The latest at SheTrades

Online training programme on intra-African trade in processed foods
Register now and join us as we navigate the fundamentals of trade fairs, exporting, certifications and more! Two sessions, in English and French, are available for each module.
Sessions in English Sessions en français
New publication ‘Women in trade: New data and new insights’ launched
What’s the state of play on women in trade?
Check out ITC’s first report combining data insights from SheTrades Outlook, Non-Tariff Measures and SME Competitiveness Surveys.
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SheTrades celebrates five years of partnerships with UPS
Since 2019, the SheTrades-UPS Women Exporters Programme has impacted over 300,000 lives globally. What’s our story and where are we headed? Learn more in our latest report.
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Our partnership with Maersk

Three women defying the odds

Thousands of miles apart, but united in their ambition to grow their businesses and make a difference to their communities and environment. Watch three of our latest videos of Sheetal, Elizabeth and Olasumbo.
Assess your business competitiveness
Take this simple survey to identify your business’ strengths and weaknesses, and receive a recommended list of free ITC online courses specially tailored to your needs.

A global community of 18 SheTrades Hubs

SheTrades Hubs are nationally or regionally anchored resource centres for women entrepreneurs to access trainings on key topics, market and investment opportunities. Our global community comprises 16 in-country and two regional hubs across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa region.

Corporations who care

Our partners understand that women’s economic empowerment is not just a moral imperative, but also makes good business sense.

Meet the corporations who are championing women’s economic empowerment with SheTrades—and learn how you can join us in delivering concrete results for women in trade.