“eTrade for all” leverages the work and visibility of a selected group of leading women digital entrepreneurs from developing regions, the “eTrade for Women Advocates”.”eTrade of Women” is an initiative by the eTrade for all partners, led by UNCTAD and supported by the government of the Netherlands.
UNCTAD’s eTrade for Women initiative is premised on the need to harness the positive impact of digital technology, combined with the transformative power of female entrepreneurship, to accelerate wealth creation and poverty reduction in developing countries.
Drawing on their groundbreaking work in e-commerce, the advocates, selected from around the globe, are overcoming barriers and helping to create the world we want by 2030 by leveraging technology to build wealth in their communities to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
These seven “super” women have also been selected to inspire other digital women entrepreneurs and help ensure women have a seat and a voice at the policymaking table for a more inclusive local, regional and global digital economy.
The initiative complements UNCTAD’s work in support of digital entrepreneurs, such as the eFounders Fellowship Initiative, where young entrepreneurs are empowered to be game-changers and champions for the new economy.