In partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry – Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) virtually launched the first-ever SheTrades hub in Asia held on 03 December 2020. The Shetrades hub seeks to connect three million PH women entrepreneurs to the global market by 2021 and provide women entrepreneurs and women-owned Small and Medium Enterprises worldwide with a unique network and platform to connect to the global markets.
The Hub launch in the Philippines aims to bolster Filipino women’s international competitiveness in businesses in the country. It also seeks to provide members with the support to tap into regional and global value chains and expand trade and investment opportunities for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). DTI-EMB Assistant Director Agnes Legaspi hopes that with this collaboration, the Philippines will contribute to the SheTrades’ 2021 goal with the Pinay-owned businesses at the forefront.
To cope with the pandemic’s digitalization shift, SheTrades will also be implementing a digital transformation program. The said program will support women-owned businesses to leverage available technology and promote digitalization.
Following are the ITC identified seven (7) Global actions to help them achieve their goals: Champion Quality data; Enact fair policies; Secure Govt contracts; Strike business deals; Enable market access; Unlock financial services and Grant ownership rights.
The SheTrades online platform allows the member/s to access virtual learning materials and space, participate in live webinars with partners, connect with online buyers and be part of the network of more than 20,000 women-owned businesses in over a hundred countries. To know more about the details, visit shetrades.com.
The said launching was held during the virtual National Export Congress, the highlight event of the National Exporters Week 2020 jointly organized by the Export Development Council (EDC), DTI – Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), and Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT). PKC