Supporting Women's Access to Global Markets: A Toolkit for Trade Promotion Organisers

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Supporting Women's Access to Global Markets: A Toolkit for Trade Promotion Organisers

Publication Number

APEC#218-SM-03.1

Published Date

April 2018

Type of Publication

Manuals

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group(SMEWG)

Accessed

1898

Pages

6

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Description

Women own a third of small and medium-sized enterprises that operate across the APEC region. Yet, as clients of Trade Promotion Organisations (TPOs), women entrepreneurs are significantly under-represented. This toolkit highlights the challenges TPOs face in providing unbiased or gender responsive support services to women-led, owned and managed businesses. It offers a quick reference guide on what TPOs can do to support women entrepreneurs in building their export readiness and capacity to access global markets.