Funded by The UPS Foundation, the SheTrades and UPS Women Exporters Programme (WEP) aims to facilitate the participation of women-led businesses in trade. Through targeted technical assistance and collaboration with key public and private stakeholders, the programme boosts the competitiveness of women-led businesses in Mexico, Vietnam, Indonesia and Nigeria, while expanding their access to markets and investments. The programme also extends its impact globally, by creating and disseminating online learning tools and resources.
Implemented between April 2020 and March 2024.
About the project
In 2019, the SheTrades and UPS Women Exporters Programme was launched to advance the participation of women-led businesses in trade. The programme has a dual approach:
Cross-cutting global component
Creation and delivery of online training resources and tools – available as UN public goods on the SheTrades Academy
Country component (Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Vietnam):
Building the technical skills and competitiveness of women entrepreneurs to trade, with a focus on digitalization, access to finance and market readiness.
Strengthening the resilience and business continuity planning of women entrepreneurs
Fostering new business and investment opportunities for women entrepreneurs.