SheTrades: Global leaders stand for seven global actions to empower women

15 July 2016
ITC News
Watch a video featuring new SheTrades champions responding to the call to connect 1 million women to global markets by 2020.

Empowering women in trade takes a united effort.

Since the SheTrades app – designed to connect women entrepreneurs to buyers around the world – was unveiled in Nairobi in December 2015 by Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, leaders around the world have been taking action to support women-owned businesses.

Get to know our latest SheTrade champions, standing up for seven global actions to connect 1 million women to global markets by 2020:

1. Champion quality data
Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization
2. Enact fair policies
Begum Tarana Halim, State Minister, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Bangladesh
3. Secure government contracts
Julian Braithwaite, Ambassador, Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Geneva
4. Strike business deals
Päivi Kairamo
Ambassador, Mission of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva
5. Enable market access
Patricia Scotland
Secretary-General, The Commonwealth of Nations
6. Unlock financial services
Matt Tuck, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Barclays
7. Grant ownership rights
Indira Malwatte, Chairperson and Chief Executive, Sri Lanka Export Development Board

Become a SheTrades champion by downloading a global action card and sharing your message on social media.

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