SheTrades provides women entrepreneurs with a varied learning environment with a flexible curriculum. This includes free online courses, participation in face-to-face workshops, engagement through live webinars on a range of topics and a greater understanding of their markets by using ITC's tools. SheTrades offers learning opportunities for women entrepreneurs to advance their skills and as a result their businesses.
A key challenge for women exporters is the scarcity of reliable trade information on markets. The International Trade Centre has developed a suite of online tools to make global trade more transparent and to assist businesses access new markets.
The Trade Map provides on-line access to one of the world’s largest trade databases and presents indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors from both the product and country perspective. Company contact information is also available for 64 countries.View more
The Market Access Map provides information on applied customs tariffs, including Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariffs and unilateral and trade agreement preferences. The application also covers tariff rate quotas, trade remedies, rules of origin, plus the corresponding certificates, bound tariffs of World Trade Organization (WTO) members, non-tariff measures and trade flows.View more
The Investment Map combines statistics on foreign direct investment and international trade, tariff data and the activities of multinational firms into an easy-to-use, interactive internet tool that allows analysis by country, trading partner and sector.View more
The Sustainability Map enables users to analyse standards-related data and self-assess their sustainability-related performance. The site currently covers more than 220 standards initiatives applicable to more than 80 sectors and 180 countries.View more
The Procurement Map seeks to help businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, bid for public procurement contracts around the world. It includes a country-by-country breakdown of up to 100,000 public tenders, and indicates when countries have procurement policies that favour women-owned businesses or SMEs.View more
The Trade Competitiveness Map provides national export performance and national import profiles for around 240 countries and territories. It also offers a Trade Performance Index (TPI) by key export sectors grouped into 14 clusters.View more
As the initiative seeks to continue facilitating growth opportunities for women entrepreneurs, SheTrades links platform users with businesswomen that may have overcome obstacles their business is currently facing.
Ensuring women in business take up the mantle in establishing female role models in different sectors to curb the existing ‘leadership-ambition gap.’ Also giving women in business the confidence and support to grow their businesses and achieve long-term success.